Things to do in York in Spring 2019

Posted March 27, 2019

Jay Romeo – Astor York

Winter has finally packed its bags and left town, so we welcome with very open arms the ever so beautiful Spring! The sun’s out, the flowers are blossoming, the bees are buzzing, and I’m bloody excited!!! Longer days and fewer layers make Spring such a great time to travel and explore, and there is no better place to do so than picturesque York! I have compiled a few of Romeo’s top picks things to do in York in Spring, featuring some fantastic events and festivals, sure to excite and arouse the whole family!

York Races

Race Season is finally here! Thing fascinators, suits, prosecco & a whole lot of fun! Being one of the big drawcards to York this spring, the York Races (15- 17th May) attract crowds from far and wide to have a go at betting, enjoy plenty of refreshing beverages & party with some great international acts. This season York racecourse is packing a huge entertainment line up featuring Tears for Fears & James Arthur just to mention a couple. Tickets start from £15.00, for more event and ticket information visit.

York Chocolate Festival

It’s not a Jay Romeo blog without an aphrodisiac element; it’s not Easter without chocolate; and it isn’t York either without chocolate!  York Chocolate festival is an event to not to be missed for its rich history in the industry. It streches along parliament street as well as the shambles market. For four days straight expect to be indulging in some of the finest chocolates in the UK. Daily demonstrations by professional chocolatiers, tastings and even an Easter petting zoo make this festival one for the whole family! It runs daily from the 18th – 22nd April and is FREE!!!

York Moor’s

This beautiful weather makes for the perfect time to immerse yourself in the picturesque, untouched rolling hills of the Yorkshire Moor’s. A great change of scenery from the lively, bustling city centre, the Moors is the perfect, peaceful getaway, for anyone of any age and desires. Breathtaking hikes, cute quirky townships, Picture perfect coastlines, and an abundance of wildlife are just a few of the drawcards which put the Yorkshire Moors on the map as one of England’s finest reserves. The national park is easily reached by car, train or bus, from the city centre, giving you the choice of which town to get off at. For more information on the reserve, transport options, and planning visit

Cinco De Mayo

A Huevo!!! Astor York hostel is hosting one of its iconic bingo parties! This occasion’s theme is the Mexican celebration of “Cinco De Mayo”. As per usual: amazing dress ups, an abundance of decorations, flamingo bar specials and hilarious musical bingo! It will kick off at 7:30 pm on Saturday the 4th of May; needles to say… everyone is welcome to this party of the year. The soiree will be followed by a club tour of York’s city centre!

Whatever it is you fancy, York has got you sorted this Spring! Delicious food, beautiful landscapes, fun-filled festivals & great Instagram photos are just a few reasons to plan your next trip to York, and see why we do it better in the north!

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