Not sure what to do with the kids this half-term? You’re invited to learn the moves behind a wand combat scene, just like the Battle of Hogwarts, in a live duel with Death Eaters.
In celebration of Halloween, a fan-favourite returning this year will be the 100 floating pumpkins in the magnificent Great Hall, as seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Each uniquely carved pumpkin was hand-crafted by Head Propmaker on the Harry Potter film series, Pierre Bohanna and his team, as well as much of the Hallowe’en feast which will laden the tables of the Great Hall.
The Wand Choreographer from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Paul Harris, described the importance of wand combat as a “physical element to casting a spell, because otherwise what makes one wizard better than another?”.
Learn a sequence from the famous battle scene and practice your spells on Death Eaters during your visit.