We were invited to a Very Magical Christmas in York today. A quest through the streets of York.
We were guided by a Professor of Potions – meeting at St Michael le Belfrey next to the Minster we wandered through the city looking for clues along the way we found another pupil from the school and together we all headed for a delicious wizardry afternoon tea in the Medieval building of Old Jacob’s School of Magic. Myths and magic are in the fabric of the city, add a little Christmas cheer and it is a fantastic day out.
As well as us there were four other families and we were all included in the hunt to find clues and objects. I took N who is almost twelve and she was the oldest there but there was something for all ages.
You are encouraged to dress up and bring your wands.
When we arrived at the magically medieval building that housed the school of magic there was a projector with carol singers adding to the festive feel. The building was absolutely stunning and exactly as I would imagine for a wizards school. The afternoon tea was delicious and we all left very full. I had a cup of tea and N had juice. There was a selection of sandwiches and quiche, scones and cakes. You could pay for a milkshake or butter bear if you wanted.
After we had eaten and the potions were complete we went back downstairs to see Father Christmas. He was lovey and the chat was appropriate for a tween. A little gift and some magical items were given to N and we left to go and walk off some of our lunch feeling suitably festive.
We had a lovely afternoon, just over two hours in all. It was a lovely way to wander around the city and do something festive as a family. it was a fun and interactive experience with something for everyone. The whole experience was really well organised and lots of measures in place to distance and keep everyone safe.
The school is open until the 23rd December. To book your tickets follow the link. https://www.averymagicaladventure.co.uk