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Take a step into the clever world of coding in our future-focused half term, with robots, dancing, toys and stories.

We are surrounded by technology in the modern world we live in, and it's coding that makes a lot of things work.

This February half term, let us show you how we needn't be scared of words like "data" and "coding" with fun hands-on activities that break down these concepts and build confidence.

Tech on the Tracks

Get to grips with high-tech toys in this introduction to the basics of tangible coding on the train tracks, run by Technology in Play.

Flux Dance

Create code through movement in this dance workshop which teaches you the 10 key words of coding.

Robot Railways

Take charge of a small robot to find out how technology can be used to change and improve our railways.


Technology in Play are taking over story time with their Code-a-pillar. Use code to tell this clever critter where it needs to go, bringing a new twist on well-known early-years stories.

Passenger Go

Think like a train in this interactive game, where a roll of the dice throws up problems to solve.

More fun—and food, too

Head out to South Yard for a Steam Ride or a rumble along our Miniature Railway. There's also the super-speedy Mallard Experience and the Road Train to take you to and from York Minster.

You're bound to work up an appetite exploring our big museum. Pop over to our family-friendly cafés in Station Hall and Great Hall to refuel, where you'll also find irresistible coffee and cakes.

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