Looking for something to do this Easter Weekend? Well, York Chocolate Festival is back with all things chocolatey. If there is one city that knows about chocolate, it’s York, with some of the most well-known sweeties in the world coming from the humble historic town.
Back for the first time since 2019, York Chocolate Festival is set to be bigger than ever featuring 40 stands including specialist origin chocolates, truffles, eggs, and other chocolate creations. Alongside chocolate, specialists will be cakes, brownies, macarons, and other baked items. More stands selling confectionary will be joined by chocolate flavoured drinks, liqueurs, and other sweet treats.
Alongside the market is the innovative York Chocolate Festival Bar, which includes seating to allow visitors to enjoy hot snacks like churros & chocolate and sweet crepes available in the market. This collaboration features The Yorkshire Explorer who will have a range of dessert cocktails to enjoy as well as their range of spirits featuring Chocolate Gins. Also in attendance will be Zzinga who will be showcasing their unique Honey Cider in unusual and inspiring ways!
You can find all these on Parliament Street in York city centre. It kicks off today (14th April) and goes on all bank holiday weekend until Monday 18th April. All you chocolate lovers out there can enjoy all kinds of treats from 10am to 5pm and best of all it is free entry, so there is no excuse.
Every day you can enjoy having a go at making your own Easter egg at York Cocoa Works. You can wander the streets and enjoy a samples trail that introduces you to some of York’s sweetest places. With roughly a dozen stops it’s only £3 a person.
Learn just how chocolate is made with demonstrations from talented chefs and chocolatiers from York & Yorkshire. Ashley McCarthy, from Channel 4’s ‘Extreme Chocolate Makers’, will be showcasing one of his extraordinary creations…with a York twist of course!
In addition to the regular demos there will be comparative tastings of single-origin chocolates and for adults, chocolate pairing events like chocolate & wine and chocolate & whisky matchings.
Avoid the expense and hassle of parking in the city centre and travel to York Chocolate Festival by Bus with First York. For just £4.40, a FirstDay ticket gives all day unlimited travel across York. Find out more here