A Day of Dragons at The Wesley Centre

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Elys Dolan
Children's writer Elys Dolan.

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Following a special screening of the film How to Train Your Dragon and the chance to meet the author Cressida Cowell on Friday night, the Ryedale Book Festival is putting on a host of events on Saturday just for kids. The day is packed full of fantastic interactive literary activities and crafty ideas with a magical dragon theme.

Special guests include award-winning writers Elys Dolan and Sarah Driver, award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett and poet/magician Nick Toczek. Be ready to join a wizard school, draw your own dragon and paint pottery, decorate “Zog” biscuits, and meet some really cool authors! See the Ryedale Book Festival website for all the fab activities for the little’uns to pick from.

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Where to go near A Day of Dragons at The Wesley Centre

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Talbot Hotel

The premier venue for professional and amateur arts and a centre that celebrates the unique heritage of the Milton Rooms, the town of Malton and the surrounding area in North Yorkshire.

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Castle Howard

This vast estate, situated outside York, has been under the stewardship of the Howard family for some eight generations, and they still run and maintain the Castle to this day.

York
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Murton Park

This open air living museum in York is home, and host, to some of the most well renowned historical re-enactment Societies in the North of England.

York City Walls / Wall Trail
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York City Walls / Wall Trail

York has, since Roman times, been defended by walls of one form or another. To this day, substantial portions of the walls remain.

Arras
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Arras

Arras is a forward-thinking fine dining restaurant in the beautiful city of York.

Ambiente
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Ambiente

Inspired by Spanish Tabancos, York’s Ambiente restaurant sits perfectly in a Georgian Grade II listed building next to Monk Bar.

York Minster
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York Minster

The Minster has been at the centre of Christianity in the north of England and today remains a thriving church rooted in the daily offering of worship and prayer.

York
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York Fine Arts

For over 40 years, this family run art gallery has gained a reputation for sourcing some of the finest contemporary arts for viewing and sale.

Lamb & Lion Inn
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The Fat Badger York

The Fat Badger York is a 4 star AA rated Inn rich in old English character. It’s grafted into the city centre walls, not far from York Minster.

York’s Chocolate Story
York
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York’s Chocolate Story

Chocolate museum and fully guided tour through the history of York’s chocolate-making families and their creations.

Guy Fawkes Inn
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Guy Fawkes Inn

Guy Fawkes Inn was built on the very spot where the notorious plotter was born, so it’s perfect for anyone who loves an Inn filled with historical character.

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