Look out all budding Harry Potters and Hermione Grangers, something magical is coming to Castle Towers these summer holidays to whisk away young witchcraft and wizardry fans on an enchanting and interactive adventure!
With daily illusionist shows and wander-ful workshops, School of Wizardry will cast a spell over the Hills District for two weeks from January 11 to 24.
Level 2 Centre Court, opposite David Jones, will be transformed into a wondrous school-style setting straight out of a fantasy novel – complete with bookcases teeming with spell books, a twisting staircase, school crest and shelves lined with potions, beacons and bottles.
Week one of the program (January 11 to 17) will see the School of Wizardry’s 30-minute stage show pop up for seven days of magical performances, running twice daily for FREE.
Guests will be greeted by cloaked wizarding folk at the ticketing booth upon arrival, where they will be ushered to their seats before a skilful sorcerer bamboozles audiences with mind-boggling magic tricks – like making objects move with a wave of a wand; escaping from a locked box; books bursting into flames; and items vanishing and reappearing from thin air.
In week two (January 18 to 24), the stage will be replaced by classroom style work benches and desks as participants unravel the mysteries of magic and learn the tricks of the trade with three bewitching workshops each day.
Class is in session once students take the magician’s oath, reciting the laws of magic around a magical scroll. And upon completion, with the flick of a feather pen on parchment, will be bestowed with a personalised certificate to show that they are ready to take their new magic tricks into the world.
From wand artistry and casting spells, to mastering magic tricks from the Wizard maestro himself; learning the art of alchemy and conjuring up potions; and the science behind making gooey slime – the workshops have been created with children aged between 5 and 10 years old in mind.
The School of Wizardry stage shows: 11-17 January, 11am and 1pm.
Workshops: January 18 to 24, 11am and 1pm.
It’s time to learn the ancient art of potion-making lead by a Hogwarts inspired Professor.
Students will learn potions such as how to conjure up slime and create dragon’s milk fireworks.
Bubble and Boil Workshop
Children will be taught how to twist and twirl potions conjuring up a boiling bubbly jar of mystery. Students will also learn the special ingredients creating a jar that just keeps on bubbling.
Potion Making Workshop
To continue the mysterious learning of potions this class shows those who dare how to create magical potions and tricks to practice at home only furthering their journey to become great wizards!
Wand Making Workshop
For all young budding magicians, witches, wizards and apprentices, here is an opportunity for you to create your own individual magic wand. Undertake the secret wand ceremony and the correct use of your special wand. The wood is hand-picked from a sacred forest and gems from across the seas are provided to decorate and make your wand truly magical!
Book for workshops here.
Cost: Stage Show free. Workshops $10 each (advance bookings required).
6-14 Castle Street, Castle Hill
02 8858 9700