May Half-Term Activity

May Half-Term - A family participating in chocolate lolly making

May Half-Term at York’s Chocolate Story

Join us for a memorable experience this May Half-Term at York’s Chocolate Story. Immerse yourself in the rich history of chocolate making with our guided tour through York’s chocolate heritage. Led by our knowledgeable guides, you’ll uncover the secrets behind the city’s esteemed chocolate industry. We offer our Classic Guided Tour or 20% discounted early-bird Guided Tours (exclusive to May half-term).

But there’s more! May Half-Term at York’s Chocolate Story offers a variety of experiences to enhance your visit:

  • Hands-on Chocolate-Making Masterclasses: Learn the art of chocolate making with our informative masterclasses, led by our experienced chocolatiers.
  • Truffle Rolling: Enjoy creating your own delicious truffles, customised with your favourite flavours and toppings.
  • New Family Tour Package: Enjoy interactive activities and tasty treats suitable for chocolate enthusiasts of all ages.

Join us for a uniquely educational chocolate experience this May Half-Term. Book your tickets now and explore the world of York’s Chocolate Story with us!

Family Tour Package

Family on guided tour making chocolate.

Embark on the ultimate family adventure at York’s Chocolate Story with our brand-new Family Tour Package!

We’ve bundled together three of our best-selling products and experiences at a discounted rate to create an unforgettable visit for you and your family.

Family tour package includes:

  • A family guided tour. Immerse yourselves in the captivating history of chocolate.
  • Our best-selling photo booklet package. Capture the magic of your visit with four printed photos. Also, receive free digital copies of all images taken at the beginning of your experience.
  • Delicious drinks. Indulge in tasty hot chocolates or choc-shakes. A delicious end to your chocolate-filled adventure (one per guest).

Your photos will be ready for viewing and collection at the end of your experience. You’re welcome to enjoy your round of drinks either before or after your Guided Tour. If before, simply remember to arrive with ample time before your tour’s scheduled start time.

About the Guided Tour:

Prepare to be amazed as you discover the origins of chocolate. You can learn how to make it, and also how to taste it like a true connoisseur. Our knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a journey through York’s confectionary past and present. Starting from the exotic origins of chocolate in the rainforests of Central America, to the cobbled streets of Yorkshire.

Meanwhile, learn all about York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations.

Then, get hands-on experience and craft your very own chocolate lolly. Personalise your design with a selection of chocolate toppings, and package up your creation to take home. You’ll even witness a live demonstration from one of our Chocolatiers before heading down to our café and gift shop. Here, you can shop a range of delectable chocolate treats and delicious drinks.

Highlights of the Guided Tour include:

  • Discovering the ancient origins of chocolate. Also, its transformation into the indulgent treat we love today through story-telling and interactive exhibits.
  • Learning about York’s famous chocolate making families. After all, York is known as the Chocolate City. 
  • Crafting your own chocolate lolly. Observe a live demonstration from our on-site  chocolatiers.

20% off early-bird Guided Tour

Early bird guided tour still

Get 20% off an Early-Bird Guided Tour during the May half-term!

Embark on a captivating journey through time this May half-term with our exclusive 20% off Early-Bird Guided Tour.

Prepare to be amazed as you discover the origins of chocolate, learn how to make it, and taste it like a true connoisseur. Our knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a journey through York’s confectionery past and present. Then, Explore the exotic origins of chocolate in the rainforests of Central America, then delve into the histories of York’s famous chocolate-making families.

Experience hands-on chocolate making by crafting your very own chocolate lolly. Personalise your design with a selection of chocolate toppings and package your creation to take home. What’s more, watch a live demonstration from one of our chocolatiers before visiting our café and gift shop. Here, you can indulge in a range of delectable chocolate treats and delightful drinks.

Highlights of the Guided Tour include:

  • Discovering the ancient origins of chocolate. Also, its transformation into the indulgent treat we love today through story-telling and interactive exhibits.
  • Learning about York’s famous chocolate making families and why York is therefore known a the Chocolate City. 
  • Crafting your own chocolate lolly and observing a live demonstration from our on-site  chocolatiers.

Classic Guided Tour

Guided Tour - Rosa giving out chocolate samples

Discover how chocolate made history in York! Embark on an exciting and educational guided tour about the fascinating history of chocolate.

Prepare to be amazed as you discover the origins of chocolate, learn how to make it, and taste it like a true connoisseur. Our knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a journey through York’s confectionery past and present. Explore the exotic origins of chocolate from the rainforests of Central America, then delve into the histories of York’s famous chocolate-making families. Also, their finest confectionary creations.

Experience hands-on chocolate making by crafting your very own chocolate lolly. Personalise your design with a selection of chocolate toppings and package your creation to take home. Then, watch a live demonstration from one of our chocolatiers before visiting our café and gift shop. Here, you can indulge in a range of delectable chocolate treats and delightful drinks.

Highlights of the Guided Tour include:

  • Discovering the ancient origins of chocolate and its transformation into the indulgent delight we know today through story-telling and interactive exhibits.
  • Learning about York’s famous chocolate making families and why York is therefore known a the Chocolate City. 
  • Crafting your own chocolate lolly and observing a live demonstration from our on-site  chocolatiers.

Family Chocolate Masterclass

York's chocolate story - family chocolate masterclass

Immerse yourself in our Family Chocolate Masterclass at York’s Chocolate Story!

Discover the magic of chocolate making this May half-term! Dive into our masterclass and awaken your inner chocolatier. Whip up a variety of mouth-watering chocolate delights with your family and create cherished memories.

This experience includes:

  • Expert-led Masterclass with live demonstrations of chocolate-making techniques.
  • Handcraft six delightful ganache-filled mini-truffles using the finest Belgian couverture chocolate.
  • Personalise your own Family Chocolate Masterclass chocolate lolly with an array of delectable toppings, adding a touch of creativity to your creation.
  • Customise a pre-made chocolate bar with handwritten messages using a piping bag, adding a personal touch to your sweet masterpiece.
  • Unleash your creativity by drawing chocolate shapes and designs onto cocoa butter transfer sheets, expressing your unique style.
  • Package and seal your masterpieces to take home, ensuring you can savour every moment of your chocolate-making experience.
  • Conclude your adventure with a delightful cup of hot chocolate, the perfect ending to a day filled with family fun.

What are you waiting for? Our Family Chocolate Masterclass is the perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon with the whole family.

VIP Chocolate Masterclass

VIP Chocolate Masterclass - Making Chocolate Rain

Indulge in the ultimate chocolate-lover’s experience with our VIP Chocolate Masterclass, exclusively designed for aficionados like you. Led by our skilled chocolatiers, this immersive journey will unlock the secrets of chocolate craftsmanship while allowing you to unleash your creativity.

In our VIP Chocolate Masterclass, you’ll delve into the intricate art of tempering, master the techniques of shell making, and learn the delicate process of ganache filling and sealing. From crafting your own artisan chocolate moulds to exploring unique artistic effects with coloured cocoa butter and lustre powder, every moment promises to be a decadent adventure.

Here’s what the VIP Chocolate Masterclass includes:

  • Hands-on sessions on tempering, shell making, ganache filling, and sealing a variety of chocolates.
  • Decorating your artisan chocolate moulds to create stunning, personalised designs.
  • Exclusive access to our tempering tank for moulding chocolate shells and creating a mesmerising chocolate rain effect.
  • Utilising transfer sheets for layered chocolate designs and crafting additional chocolate mendiants.
  • Customising layered chocolate bars with intricate handwritten pipe decorations, decorative patterns, and sumptuous chocolate toppings.
  • Enjoying a refreshing glass of prosecco upon arrival to set the mood for your chocolate-filled journey.

What’s more, you’ll leave the masterclass with an array of delightful treasures:

  • 6 exquisite chocolates elegantly packaged in our branded York’s Chocolate Story box.
  • A selection of 6 chocolates and several chocolate mendiants beautifully presented in ribbon-tied cellophane bags.
  • Your very own personalised 45g chocolate masterpiece, encased in clear packaging.
  • A well-deserved Certificate of Excellence to commemorate your chocolate mastery.

Join us for our VIP Chocolate Masterclass to discover a deliciously delightful world of chocolate craftsmanship. Book your spot today and treat yourself to an experience that’s as indulgent as it is educational.

Tour & Truffle Rolling

Truffle Rolling

Upgrade Your Guided Tour with a Truffle Rolling Activity

Join us for an unforgettable journey through the world of chocolate, enhanced by an exclusive Truffle Rolling experience at the end of your tour. During this special addition to your tour, you’ll enjoy:

  • Full Guided Tour experience.
  • An additional 15 minutes of hands-on chocolate making, complementing your guided tour.
  • Roll four delicious ganache-filled chocolate truffles in the finest Belgian couverture chocolate.
  • Personalise and package your creations, sealing them to perfection for you to savour at home.

Guided Tour Description:

Begin your experience with our Guided Tour, where you’ll delve into the rich tapestry of chocolate history in York! Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through:

  • Discovering the ancient origins of chocolate and its transformation into the indulgent delight we know today.
  • Learning the secrets of chocolate tasting like a true connoisseur.
  • Exploring York’s confectionary past and present, including its renowned chocolate-making families and their delectable creations.

Craft your own chocolate lolly and observe demonstrations from our talented chocolatiers!

Book Your Chocolate Adventure Today

Immerse yourself in a world of sweet delights and fascinating history by booking your chocolate adventure today! Interested? Make sure to scroll below to find out more about what we have to offer at York’s Chocolate Story.