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The Potions Cauldron

  • York
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

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
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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

Travel & Contact Information


9¾ Shambles, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LZ, England

Phone number

01904 289380



Click here to visit The Potions Cauldron's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

The Potions Cauldron has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, The Potions Cauldron is wheelchair friendly.

The Shambles is cobbled, so Wheelchairs can be difficult to move.

Yes, The Potions Cauldron have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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