We are absolutely delighted to announce that Explore has just won awards in not one, but TWO categories in the 2018 Little Vikings awards  The Little Vikings is the only awards programme that rewards and recognises the best of York for kids and it’s a chance for families to give a virtual thumbs-up to the things they love in and around the city. 

Rowntree Park Reading Café won Best Family Friendly Lunch. With the friendliest staff, a great selection of kids books, baby changing facilities, the park outside, as well as a fabulous menu, we agree that the award is well-deserved.  Michele and his team of creative café staff have some really exciting plans for families during the coming year too so be sure to watch this space or call in soon.

And there was a Special Recognition Award for all our Explore libraries. What a stunning vote of confidence in libraries as a key destination for families with children! Explore libraries are welcoming, friendly, inclusive, and above all free spaces where families can come to challenge their imaginations and share the joy of reading. You can find out more about everything we have on offer for children and young people here