Why not come along to this annual city wide celebration with family-friendly events, lectures, guided walks and battle re-enactments this February half term.

You can take your family to see a warship kitted out for war, discover the animals the Vikings reared in the city or take the children to Explore library where you can play Viking games, sing chants and join in with Viking fun. 

Alternatively, why not come and watch the epic battle of King Harald Bluetooth Vs Sweyn Forkbeard – The Battle For Denmark,pitting father against son, for the right to rule the Danes. 

Although Jorvik Viking Centre is closed, due to flooding, organisers have also created four other visitor attractions around the city, from hands-on archaeology at DIG on St Saviourgate to medieval townhouse, Barley Hall, and the stories of two kings – Richard III and Henry VII – within two of the great gatehouses of York, Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar respectively.

Full details of this year’s JORVIK Viking Festival please see their dedicated website, www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk , with venues updated on line as plans are confirmed.