We were very excited to visit Yorks brand new attraction, A Very Magical Adventure, as a family of 4 (2 adults & our 8 & 7 year old daughters).
We met outside St Michael le Belfrey church & were greeted by the knights of Camelot who took us on a theatrical interactive tour in search of the Mighty Teregarth’s Dragon eggs as part of King Arthur’s quest.
We first headed towards the Museum Gardens where we hunted for three different coloured dragon eggs in three different locations. The children joined in with various spells to help to locate the areas of the gardens to search in. Once each egg had been found, we discovered which type of dragon had hatched each egg!
When all of the eggs had been found, we headed towards Camelot where a child knocked on the door & we were greeted by another magical character who allowed us into the building. We were then taken to a magical room where we were greeted by a wizard who demostrated how to make a magical potion to mysteriously blow up a balloon!
We were then led into a hall where we were given a selection of delicious desserts including gigantic scones with cream & jam, cakes, chocolate eye balls, orange or apple juice for children & tea or coffee for adults. The children also received a bag with chocolate eye balls & giant lolly pops which were a favourite with our kids.
After finishing the food & drink, we were greeted by the Queen who was delighted to be told that the children had been sucessful in finding the dragon eggs & that the quest had been completed. Magical wands were given to the children to take home. The children had the opportunity to go up to be front to be knighted by the Queen if they wished. On the way out, children could have their photographs taken with the characters.
Face masks needed to be worn before entering the building & had to be worn at all times, except for when eating & drinking at the tables. Hand sanitiser was also available on arrival in the building. Families were seated at socially distanced tables when refreshments were provided & could include up to 6 people in each bubble.
Toilet facilities were available inside the building.
Tours are currently operating on Saturdays & Sundays at 11am & 1pm. They will also run throughout the school holidays in August. Tickets must be pre-booked on the website. Tours last for approximately 2 hours.
Ticket prices start at £17.00 per person or £73.00 for a family of 4.