Octopus Travel Recommends York for Half-Term Break Destination

With half term now upon us Octopus Travel are suggesting York as a destination for mums and dads to take their families for a few days break.

London, United Kingdom, February 16, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The York tourism board are promoting a variety of activities over half term week to entice families to spend some time in the city and its surrounding area.

The biggest attraction is the 25th Annual Yorvik Viking Festival, set to take place from 13th – 21st February. Featuring dramatic reconstructions of the Battle of Woden’s Field in 910AD, kids and grownups are sure to be enthralled by the fire jugglers, warrior skirmishes, special effects and fireworks that will make up “the single most ambitious re-enactment ever attempted in York.”

Secondly, after a successful run at the Science Museum in London, the Wallace and Gromit "A World of Cracking Ideas" exhibition arrives for an extended run at the National Railway Museum in York, where children can follow Wallace and Gromit through the world of well-known inventions to discover how simple ideas can be transformed into life-changing devices. The museum will also be running its own exhibition guiding children through the early years of the railway and see the return of Stephenson’s famous locomotive the "Rocket."

Finally, for active kids who love the outdoors, there is the vast North York Moors National Park, where you can enjoy a number of self-guided trails through the beautiful landscape of heather moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites.

A spokesperson for Octopus Travel, online booking agents who offer York hotels, said “With its fine mix of history, culture and entertainment, as well as an abundance of good quality hotels, restaurants and bars, York makes for an ideal family friendly half term destination.”

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Octopus Travel
Laura Egido
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