Top 4 things to do this spring in York - Hotel Indigo York

Top 4 things to do this spring in York

There are so many reasons to visit York this spring. Not only does the city look even more stunning, being in full bloom, but there is so much going on too! From egg-citing Easter fun to chocolate and roman festivals, there is something for the whole family. In this blog, our hotel in York explores some of the top things to do in York this spring. Read on for some inspiration before your trip!

York Easter

If you’re coming to York this Easter, you won’t be short of things to do with an array of egg-cellent events on offer across the city. Get creative and try your hand at a wreath-making masterclass, hosted by Once Upon Thyme, or craft delicious chocolate eggs at York’s Chocolate Story. Or if you’re coming with little ones, go on a magical Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny and friends in various locations in York. Thursday 9th April – Monday 13th April 2020.

York at Spring

York Chocolate Festival

See the ‘Chocolate City’ in all its glory at the annual York Chocolate Festival, hosted by House of York. The five-day celebration brings together confectioners, chocolatiers and chocolate lovers from across the country for lots of delicious fun. Make your trip even sweeter and stay in our York hotel’s chocolate-inspired rooms, thanks to our exclusive Chocolate Package. Thursday 9th April – Monday 13th April 2020.

Chocolate Easter Eggs

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Step inside some of the world’s most famous paintings at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. Explore his work and life like never before, as you journey through his world with stunning 360 digital projections, with a unique light and sound show. A UK premiere, the awe-inspiring exhibition has been thrilling both art enthusiasts and visitors alike. The attraction will be open until Sunday 19th April 2020.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

[photo credit: Visit York]

Eboracum Roman Festival

Discover York’s fascinating roman history at the annual Eboracum Roman Festival. Set in the stunning York Museum Gardens, expect live demonstrations from The Legions of Rome, lectures and activities for the whole family. Learn more about the roman invasion at The Yorkshire Museum where you can marvel at the statue of Mars; one of the finest examples of a roman statue in Britain. 29th May – 31st May 2020.

Eboracum Roman Festival

[photo credit: Visit York]

Hotel Indigo York is a 103-room boutique hotel in York, conveniently located a 10-minute drive away from York Racecourse as well as many other top attractions. For more information, call the York hotel on 01904 231 334 or email

Food & Drink in York

Sip on local gin, craft ales, familiar favourites, and creative cocktails at No.88 Walmgate. Pair with one of our delicious Rustic Pizzas.

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We proudly stand in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate, just a short walk from all the city has to offer.

At one point Walmgate had 20 pubs on the street, today it is a cool mix of independent restaurants, bars and shops and continues to Fossgate – which boasts even more independent shops, delis, bars and restaurants. Walmgate Bar proudly stands at the end of the road. It is the only existing bar in York with a Barbican and forms part of the York City Walls walk.

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York Hotel's Chocolate Story

Discover the history of chocolate, how to make it and how to taste it like an expert at the York’s Chocolate Story.

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Chocolate Package

Sweet dreams are made of this! Enjoy an indulgent stay in York and explore the city’s confectionary history. Snack on a complimentary box of chocolates, and wake up to a full English breakfast.

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