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Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Georgian Dance lessons we have decided to bring you something sweet, then move your feet!

This Spring we have added a special Easter painting workshop for ages 16+ that will give you chance to learn a Georgian dance!

Join us on 2 April. Running time 1 hour 30 mins. Tickets £15.

Join us this Easter and paint your very own egg for someone special or to enjoy yourself!

Take time to relax, get creative and take part in some seasonal activities in the beautiful Georgian State Room of York Mansion House.

Our delicious, hand-crafted, white chocolate eggs are from fantastic local chocolatier Ashley McCarthy, as seen on Channel 4’s ‘Extreme Chocolate Makers’. We also have a dark chocolate vegan friendly option which is 56% cocoa upon request.

Suitable for all ages (recommended age 5+).

Adults welcome to book for their own egg. Accompanying adults who are not wanting to paint an egg are welcome free of charge.

Join us on 2, 3 or 4 April. Running time 1 hour 30 mins. Tickets £15.

Learn the steps, etiquette and social history of English country dancing in York’s very own Georgian gem. This is a great way to start your Sunday!

Time: 9.30am to 10.30am (doors open at 9.20am)


  • Sunday 5 March - introduction to English Country Dancing
  • Sunday 19 March - dance in the world of Jane Austen
  • Sunday 7 May - a day in the life of a debutante
  • Sunday 21 May - going clubbing
  • Sunday 2 July - servants, secrets and Jacobites... oh my!
  • Sunday 16 July - the dance craze that changed everything

More dates to be released!

Activity level: calm to moderate. Suitable for all levels. Seats available.

Dress: Comfortable footwear.

Hobs are little household faeries (old English) that have been haunting Yorkshire homes for centuries. There have been hobs in the Mansion House since it was built in 1725! They are extremely friendly and like to help with the cleaning and the chores... but they also have a mischievous side!

Join us at York Mansion House to help find our little friends and complete some fun Hob-stacles! The Hob Trail is included in admission.

Plan your visit online and find out more about admissions, getting to Mansion House and our opening times.