All-Action Wizard Duels see good battling evil in exciting daily performances. The Magic Hatter is performing amazing magic tricks and making model balloon wands for the kids. Derek the Dragon is chatting to visitors in the Station Hall. A display of beautiful owls are on display. You might even be lucky enough to hold one of Hedwig's birdie buddies!
There is an opportunity to have your photo taken flying high on a broomstick! With the magic of green screen technology, you and your family can take home a photograph of yourselves soaring over the countryside thanks to the clever people at www.fullframeevents.co.uk (a small fee applies).
Children can get crafty and make their own Wizard ID badge on a lanyard to wear (small fee applies) and reveal their inner wizard! Other activities include the NRM Simulator (small fee applies), the outdoor play area, and the daily shows, talks and demonstrations including the new Science show 'Bubbles'. The Land Train takes you into the heart of York if you want to pay a visit to the Shambles or see Yorkminster.
The highlight of the day was of course climbing aboard the Hogwart's Express for a ride in the carriage used in the Harry Potter films. This is a rare opportunity for fans to experience a taste of Harry Potter mania and ride in the very same train as Harry, Ron and Hermione! The cost is just £2 per person and worth every penny!
Children are encouraged to come dressed as witches and wizards and enter the "Best Dressed Wizard" competition. You could win a magical prize including a magic lesson and an owl experience by uploading your wicked photos to the NRM Facebook page. Winners will be judged by a panel of staff and a magical guest judge. It was lovely to see so many little ones in costume!
|On smiles onboard the Hogwart's Express|
|Me and my girls|
|Lunch in the Restaurant|
For full details about the event, check out the website at nrm.org.uk/wizardweek.
*We were treated to a day out at the NRM to try out all the Wizard Week activities*