Would-be witches and wizards are invited to enrol in Hoghton Tower’s very own School of Witchcraft & Wizardry this Halloween (26th-30th October).

Youngsters are being encouraged to embrace their imaginations and channel their inner wizards in a brand-new immersive storytelling adventure.

Hoghton’s faculty of magical professors will be teaching how to cast spells, brew exploding potions and practice broomstick racing in a series of spellbinding lessons full of mystery, magic and mischief.

Suitable for children aged 6-10 years old, fancy dress is strongly recommended, although students are also advised to wear warm clothing and flat footwear as some of the lessons may involve venturing into the tower’s underground passages.

Tickets cost £12 for children and £5 for an accompanying adult. Online pre-booking is essential and all students must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult at all times.

The tearoom will be open from 10am – 3pm for those with pre-booked tickets for the magical workshops and children’s lunch packages (£5.50) can also be pre-booked. There will be sandwiches, cakes and drinks available for adults to purchase.

Please note those attending a session beginning at either 1.30pm or 3pm will need to eat prior to their session as the tearoom will be closed at the end of the session.

Steeped in history and commanding breath-taking views across the county, Hoghton Tower is a spectacular 16th-century fortified manor-house.

Situated 650ft above sea level and approached by a steep, nearly mile-long straight drive, the Grade I listed building, is the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, who still live on the estate.

The Tower has been welcoming illustrious visitors for more than 500 years; from kings and queens to William Shakespeare, who is reputed to have acted as a tutor to the de Hoghton children, JMW Turner and Charles Dickens, who wrote a short story based at Hoghton.

For more information and to pre-book online go to www.hoghtontower.co.uk




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