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The Potions Cauldron

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Profile iconAges 4+
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Visit The Potions Cauldron in York and enter the magical world of potion making! Once you set foot in this quirky little boutique, located on the historic street The Shambles, you’ll find yourself transported into a world where science and magic co-exist. 

Following in the footsteps of 14th century potion maker Phileas Fry, you and your young alchemists-to-be will have the chance to have a go at mixing and making your own drinkable potions. You could even gain access to the secret Potion Room where your budding masters of the dark arts can dress up and take a selfie with LEGO Hogwarts.

The wonder of trying your hand at magic and potion-making is bound to intrigue your kids, making The Potions Cauldron a must-do attraction in York. Plus, the friendly staff at the shop will make you want to come back again! 

  • Must-do magical day out in York
  • Mix and make drinkable potions
  • Dress up and take a selfie in the Potion Room

Opening hours

Term Time
Monday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Sundays 11:00 - 17:30

School Holidays
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Sundays 11:00 - 17:30 


General Admission
Free entry
Potion mixing from £2.49 per person

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9¾ Shambles,
North Yorkshire,
YO1 7LZ,

Phone number

01904 289380


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