Birthdays with The JORVIK Group

Experience a Birthday Party with a difference with The JORVIK Group.

Vikings and Pirates wait to party with you

Become a Viking with a party for the history books!

Join us at DIG for a birthday archaeological adventure! Your dedicated Viking host will lead the way through our dig pits, helping kids unearth fascinating artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history. After a fun shield-making activity there will be a delicious party feast, before everyone becomes a real Viking and faces each other in battle!

The details

Parties available on Saturdays and Sundays, at 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm
For ages 4-12
Minimum 12, maximum 25 children
Minimum 2 adults per party; children must be supervised at all times
Prices start from £10 per child

What’s included?

Your costumed Viking host
Exclusive use of the mezzanine level and activity room at DIG
Dig pits, archaeologist talk, shield-making craft and battle workshop
Viking helmet hats, party plates, drinking goblets and tableware
Viking selfie photo frame and props

DIG is fully accessible, and has a pram park and changing facilities.


£25 deposit to confirm your booking
£10 per child (without catering)
£15 per child (with catering)
Free for first 4 adults, £2 for each additional adults

Optional extras:

Birthday party gift bags – £2 per child
Party invitations – 50p per invitation

Find out more and make a booking

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