1 h 15 mins
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York’s Chocolate Story takes you back through the fascinating and mouthwatering history of chocolate, before letting you create and sample some of the good stuff yourselves. From its rainforest roots in Central America to the shelves and tummies of the nation, you’ll learn all about how the simple cocoa bean is transformed, hearing from an expert guide in the chocolate museum’s Story Zone and virtual chocolate factory.
Your chocolate experience will continue as you discover York’s most famous brands right on their home turf, where iconic names such as Terry’s and Rowntree, which is now owned by Nestlé, have been making their chocolate creations since the late nineteenth century. Take a trip down memory lane with retro chocolate favourites, and see the development of the KitKat, Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Yorkie bar (two guesses where they got their name!) plus many more sweet shop staples. Then for the best part - you’ll meet a master chocolatier and try your hand at the trade yourself, whipping up your very own batch of delicious cocoa treats. To round off a truly scrumptious day, you can sample freshly made chocolates by their hands and yours at one of the most famous York tourist attractions, which has been named as one of the best things to do in York with kids.
Come rain or shine, plan your perfect day out in York with the factory’s seasonal events or even celebrate a birthday with the York’s Chocolate Story’s special venue hire. Find more fun things to do and places to visit in York here.
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Continuum Attractions bring stories to life and develop even more memorable experiences. Continuum Attractions operate special visitor attraction experiences in Canterbury, Edinburgh, Oxford, Portsmouth, York and even the set of Emmerdale. They welcome nearly two million visitors a year to their various attractions and aim to provide outstanding visitor days out. Their attractions fall into four areas: heritage, entertainment, icon and explore.
Based in York, they currently provide experiences in some of the most loved attractions in the UK. York attractions include York’s Chocolate Story, and elsewhere in Yorkshire there is the Emmerdale Studio Experience and the Emmerdale Village Tour. One of the major attractions in Portsmouth (and one of Portsmouth's most-loved sights) is the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower. The attraction in Oxford is the Oxford Castle and Prison, a brilliant historical day out. Continuum attractions are brought to life by costumed character guides and stories, which add something extra special to the experience! The majority of the attractions are fully guided and offer interactive elements, which appeal to visitors of all ages. The company also provides visitor experiences at The Real Mary King’s Close, The Canterbury Tales and Manchester Green Wood Family Park.