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Overview & description

York's Chocolate Story, located in the heart of York, is an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York's most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. You'll discover chocolate's origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even the sustainable future of chocolate.

The journey begins thousands of years ago in the rainforests of Central America and continues through the history of chocolate’s founding families and the fascinating facts behind their finest creations. Visitors can learn how a simple cocoa bean is transformed into the finest chocolate, and take a look at the history of York’s most iconic chocolate brands. Then master the secrets of the chocolatier, as you create hand-made chocolates for yourself, before seeing how the experts do it.

We advise booking your tour online in advance at www.yorkschocolatestory.com

As part of the York Family Easter Festival and taking place from Friday 30th March to Saturday 7th April, the sell-out show is the perfect way for families to get into the Easter spirit.

Easter: A Cracking Chocolate Adventure promises to be an unforgettable experience. Unique characters will bring to life an amazing story through games, Easter Egg hunts and – of course - chocolate. Children will join Gr-egg and Yolko as they try to fix Gr-egg’s big mistake; losing all of the Easter Eggs! The experience promises to get everyone into the Easter spirit in York, the UK’s home of chocolate!

This is a stand-alone event especially created and run by the attractions award winning team. Led by costumed characters and starting outside the attraction in King’s Square, before moving to the beautiful surroundings of the Merchant Adventurers Hall; it will take place entirely outside, so clothing suitable to the weather is strongly recommended. Recommended for children aged 4-8. 

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Prices

Type Price
Adult £12.50
Senior Citizen £11.50
Student £11.50
Child (aged 4-15 years) £10.00
Child (under 4) FREE
Family of 4 (max. 2 adults) £39.95
Family of 5 (max. 2 adults) £47.95

Facilities available at York's Chocolate Story

  • Child Friendly
  • Indoor
  • Card Payment

Awards

  • Trip Advisor
  • Visit England