York Day Two

After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast with as much choice as the best all-inclusive hotel, children got ready for another busy day in York.

We visited York Minster where we were amazed by the beautiful stained glass windows and took part in a workshop . After this we headed to Clifford’s Tower ( more commonly known by Moorfield children as Miss Cliff’s tower) and caught the sightseeing bus for an open top tour of the city.

After a walk down the historic Shambles, we visited the York Chocolate Story where children learned the history of the Rowntree family and chocolate making in York. After some fascinating questions to the workshop leader and a few Quality Street and chocolate samples, we headed to the chocolate factory where we tried chocolate at different stages of history and production which didn’t always taste like the chocolate we now know and love! ( look at the faces on some of the photos !) Then we saw how individual chocolates were made and tasted a lovely lemon drizzle sample before making our own lollipops.

We hoped to walk around the city walls on the way back, but unfortunately they were closed as they were deemed too slippy.

After the walk back to the hostel and sausage and mash for tea, the children saw how their bread had turned out and were able to sample it.

A few team games of Scattegories followed before bedtime after a very full day.

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