Budding bakers can create their own tasty Easter treats in the stunning surroundings of York Minster’s 13th century Chapter House this school holidays.

On Wednesday (4 April) young visitors to the cathedral can celebrate the Easter theme of new life by creating their own bird nest cakes, with mini eggs, and icing an Easter egg shaped biscuit to take home in their own decorated gift box. The drop in sessions will run from 10am to 3pm, are suitable for ages 4+ and cost £2.50 with standard admission.*

Other activities during the Easter holidays include Family-friendly Discovery Tours from 11.30am on Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April. Participants can find out how many blue whales can fit inside the Minster and other fun facts! Tours meet at the Children’s Chapel and last approximately 45 minutes.

Families can also discover more about the Easter story by following our Experience Easter Trail. Suitable for children aged 7+, the trail explores six activity stops hidden around the Minster which help to explain and invite reflection on the Easter story and to think about what it means to your life today.

For younger children aged 3+, there will be Easter-themed Explorer Backpacks available. Both the trails and backpacks can be collected at the welcome desks between 23 March and 16 April.

*Admission tickets last for 12 months. A family 12-month ticket starts at £10 (valid for up to four children visiting the Minster with one adult). Admission is free for York residents with a valid York Card.

Please let Minster staff know of any allergies before taking part in the Easter goodies activities.