Be prepared as one of the most exciting periods of the city’s history is brought back to life – it’s the Year of the Viking in York. Celebrate the return of the notorious Nordic kings with some sword slashing, shield smashing fun at the annual JORVIK Viking Festival. See Viking York spring vividly to life at the JORVIK Viking Centre in April, after its multimillion pound re-imaging. Get up close to some of the greatest Viking discoveries ever made at the brand new exhibition Viking: Rediscover the Legend at the Yorkshire Museum in May.

Looking for inspiration to entertain those Little Vikings? Kids will love these adventures recommended by a York family. Plus, find out 5 ways to Live Like a Viking and explore York like a marauding warrior.

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