York's Museum Gardens will be turned into a family playground over the half term holiday.

Giant marble runs, role play and hands-on craft activities are among the free activities that will be taking place between Wednesday October 27 and Saturday October 30 on the Pavilion Lawn.

York Museums Trust says it will be a chance for children to let their 'imaginations run wild'.

But it also hopes families will give some feedback on the kind of activities they'd like to see being held in the Gardens in future.

Richard Saward, the museum trust's head of visitor experience, said: “We want to introduce a permanent area of play in York Museum Gardens – and we need your help!


“This half term we are working with Playful Anywhere to put on a variety of activities for families to enjoy and hopefully spark conversations and ideas about how we can make the Gardens a more enjoyable space for children and families permanently.

"This could be through a series of events or activities, trails or play facilities – all ideas are welcome to help shape our exciting plans for the future.”

The half term events will take place between 11am and 3pm and are free to all, with no need to book. Some of the activities will be under cover in case of bad weather.