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Wizard Walk of York - WINNER Best Tour & Best of York Award 2024
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Wizard Walk of York - WINNER Best Tour & Best of York Award 2024

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Ages 0-100, max of 40 per group
Duration: 1h
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Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Spellbinding magic, comedy and a dash of York's history...five-star family fun!


Start:
  • 28 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, UK
    The bottom of The Shambles by the railings of St Crux Churchyard, over the road from The Golden Fleece pub.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 337810P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      28 Shambles
      28 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, UK
      The bottom of The Shambles by the railings of St Crux Churchyard, over the road from The Golden Fleece pub.
      See address & details
    • 1
      St. Crux Parish Hall
      Stop: 2 minutes
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    • 2
      Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Shambles
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • 4
      62-68 Low Petergate
      Stop: 10 minutes
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    • 5
      The York Sweet Shop
      Stop: 10 minutes
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      Pass by
      York Minster
    • 6
      St William's College
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
    • 7
      Bedern Hall
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • The Wizard Walk of York
      481
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      Joined in February 2022
    • SueScapades
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      An absolutely amazing tour for kids and adults alike. The Wizard was extremely funny, corny jokes some of which when over the kids heads. it takes about an hour and you walk around York and then at each stop, Wizard performs a trick, all very good. Ideal for all, really good fun.
      Written 23 February 2024
    • 123abbyb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great addition to a trip to York. 100% recommend even for older children!
      Had a lovely experience on the wizard walk. Our 10 year old and 8 year old boys loved it. We loved the wallet that set on fire. Full of humour and wit. It was fantastic and we would definitely recommend!
      Written 3 February 2024
    • U8357KEsamr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magical Fun!
      Absolutely fantastic tour, really funny and kids absolutely loved it! Well paced, really good magic and humour throughout! Thank you 😊
      Written 27 January 2024
    • apple18
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant for young children
      Great fun. The one hour tour goes really quickly as the jokes, magic and fun keep on coming. The wizard must be magic as he kept my three young children entertained and happy to walk for one hour.
      Written 13 January 2024
    • Sightseer36278596057
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant fun
      Our twin grandchildren and friends had a magical time, celebrating their birthday with the wizard. Highly recommend.
      Written 19 November 2023
    • Elaine W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So much fun
      Our whole family (grandparents, parents, and kids, 4 and 7 years), loved the wizard walk! The wizard was funny and engaging from the start. The kids thought he was hysterical and loved the magic. The children smiled, laughed and joined in all the way through. As an adult it was equally funny and fun. So glad we did the wizard walk and would definitely recommend it to anyone, young and older.
      Written 6 November 2023
    • Melanie T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Wizard Walk
      The children (and adults) loved this experience. The children - age 6 and 9 -had beaming smiles from start to end. The Wizard kept them engaged and entertained for the full hour of the walk, and as we had purchased the wands for them we were also entertained by the children doing ‘spells’ after the event.
      Written 5 November 2023
    • chockagirl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Wizard of York!
      An thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining walk for our 7 year old son and us! Lots of humour for all to enjoy. Really engaging for the children. Our tour group was quite large but could hear and see everything. Really engaging, atmospheric and fun. Even a few drops of rain didn’t detract from the tour.
      Written 5 November 2023
    • 722dariaz
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Better suited for school age children
      We chose this as “Halloween” activity for our 3 year old who is interested in magic and Harry Potter but still a bit scared of Halloween. The Wizard was funny and engaging but a little bit too “grown-up” for a toddler. Children 7+ had a ball though so I’d definitely do it again when my daughter is older. It was raining as well which didn’t help as we had to put her in the pram and she couldn’t see much under the cover. All in all it was a nice experience and we’d be happy to do it again in the future (when it’s not raining, hopefully! 😉)
      Written 2 November 2023
    • Wanderer17948590464
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magical afternoon for the kids
      Very entertaining walk full of magic and jokes, the Wizard was able to keep my 11 and 6 year old engaged for the full tour. There was time at the end after the walk for photos.
      Written 24 October 2023
    • Tracey R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolute must!
      Brilliant!! The jokes are actually funny, and the Wizard really involves everyone to make it a personalised experience!
      Written 24 October 2023
    • N160AQnicolak
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family friendly fun in York
      Family friendly, great fun and experience. Highly recommended for families with under 10s however he also manged to get a laugh out of our 14 year old too
      Written 4 September 2023
    • 89cathn
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thoroughly Entertaining
      My Great Nephew was very shy when it came to having his photo taken with The Wizard of York, but we had had plenty of smiles and wows from him during the tour. The quips to the adults were quick and the children were thoroughly entertained. Great entertainment.
      Written 15 August 2023
    • maureenfC531TM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jokes and magic through the streets of York.
      We did this walk with our 2 grandchildren aged 9 and 6. They both loved it. It involves a walk through some interesting busy streets in York centre. There are stops along the way for corny jokes and magic. The children were invited to take part in the tricks at times. It was very well paced and great family fun.
      Written 7 May 2023
    • nextdoorb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A True Wizard - of magic, story and entertainment!
      My sister and her brood came down to visit us in York and wanted something special to do. They love magic and are big ‘Barry Trotter’ fans….so this was perfect! The Wizard of York is exactly that - a magician of tricks and storytelling, effortlessly guiding us through the winding streets of York, never missing a joke or a knowing look. I went because I thought the children in our group would have a great time (which they did) but I ended up totally enthralled myself. I would go again because it was, with the only word that can truly sum it up, MAGICAL!
      Written 7 May 2023
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    Andrea A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    As part of our residential visit to York, we arranged an hour tour with the Wizard of York. This was the best booking we could have made to start our visit to York with a group of 44 Year 5 and 6 children (aged 9-11).
    The wizard was funny and engaging and the children loved waving their wands, joining in with his astounding tricks and laughing along to his incredibly funny jokes. The staff enjoyed it even more!!!
    We were told by many that this was "the best day ever!" as they were led safely and competently through the streets and around the Minster in York. The children not only had fun but learned lots about the city itself and it's history. An amazing experience for them all!
    As a staff, we were very impressed with the fantastic communication and help with the booking; the care and support we received from the wizard and the quality of the tour was outstanding.
    An hour magically disappeared in seconds and we would highly recommend this for anyone visiting York. It should not be missed!
    Written 27 May 2022
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    Kerry
    Selby District, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    Straightforward fun for all, age is immaterial. A lovely stroll around a small area of the city where your attention is drawn to things you never realised were there. Punctuated with stories, tricks, puns and jokes along the way, the younger ones are kept enthralled, and there's plenty to keep the adults intrigued too. Be prepared for cheese, of the slapstick kind, and there's audience participation for those that fancy it. We were a family of 4, 2 adults, an 8 and 11 year old, I'd highly recommend this walk.
    Written 28 February 2022
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    Laura M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    Our family already love the Magic Hatter - we have watched his wonderful Christmas show for some years. And so when we heard that he had a new venture and that it involved magic, wizardry and the beautiful streets for York, we were in!
    My youngest had his 8th birthday party doing the Wizard Walk of York. He and his friends had an absolutely brilliant time and it was such a unique and fun way to celebrate a birthday. We gave the kids one of the wand kits, supplied by the Wizard, instead of a party bag filled with plastic tat, so that worked brilliantly and in keeping with the Harry Potter theme for the party.
    The Wizard is just wonderful...he manages to balance an audience of children and adults, all ages and interests and captures everyone's attention from start to finish with hilariously simple 'Dad-style' jokes, magnificent magic tricks and oodles of charm.
    We can't recommend this tour of York enough. Don't hesitate to book on - there are public tours as well as private ones running on evenings and weekends. The perfect way to spend some family time in York!
    Written 1 June 2022
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    Katy K
    Pontefract, UK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Well, that was possibly the most Dad Jokes in an Hour I've ever experienced. Bravo.

    Saw this online after winning an award, looked into it and knew we'd have to include it in one day trip to York (with a 6 and 12-year old).

    Very well-organised and planned out, our guide was a hit with all the children and had command of the group, kept everyone together and stopped at sensible places that weren't in the way of busy tourist streets where possible.

    While there wasn't a huge amount of city history involved, we did get some very interesting snippets and information (won't spoil it here but there's a slightly rude stone creature that features!).

    Lots of terrible, terrible jokes, as I mentioned. Involved probably 15 minutes of walking around the city and 45 minutes of stops for chats, tricks and silliness.

    We purchased the wand kits and the youngest boy has already 'mastered' the first trick.

    I'd recommend this to other families of children up to around the age of 12. Be ready to join in and have a giggle.
    Written 5 August 2023
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    Elle T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Family
    York is a beautiful City and fun to visit but we’ve done a lot of the usual tourist activities and were looking for something different. With so many five star reviews, this walk looked liked a good bet and we weren’t disappointed. All three kids (and us two big kids) loved the jokes, the impromptu banter with the kids and the very clever magic. The Wizard engaged the children like no entertainer I have seen before - they were enchanted by him - and the excitement spilled into the following day thanks to the wand kits which are well worth the money.
    Written 21 August 2022
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    A Johnson
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our five year old and her friends loved this tour. The Wizard is very engaging and his jokes received many giggles from both the children and adults alike. Plenty of opportunities for the kids (...and adults) to join in and share their wizarding knowledge. There’s even an option to add a lovely intricate wand to use on the tour too. Would definitely recommend this as a family-friendly activity or alternative to the traditional ghost walk.

    The tour was around an hour (seemed to fly by!) covering about 1km distance with stops along the way so very manageable for younger children.
    Written 11 March 2022
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    M Chalmers
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    If you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy a stroll through York, don’t hesitate to book this tour. I went along on a cold January afternoon with two 6 year olds and a 10 year old and all 3 had a fantastic time. The wizard has pitched his magic content so successfully-it caters for kids of all ages, and adults too! The wizard is a master entertainer and I found myself laughing along with his antics, it was brilliant from start to finish. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough-It’s an absolute must-do if you’re visiting York with wizard fans!
    Written 27 February 2024
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    Laura M
    Dunfermline, UK61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fantastic experience today with the Wizard Walk of York. We attended with 2 Harry Potter obsessed children, aged 9 and 7. The children were all really engaged with the wizard, who was funny and did some great tricks. Seeing my daughter's jaw drop at one is going to be a highlight of our holiday - she believes real magic occurred on the walk. The wizard was also really good at picking different children to answer questions or be good helpers, and mage sure even the quiet ones were included

    The time went so quickly (perhaps some extra magic?), it was a wonderful experience and even us adults loved it. The end kits which the kids got are well worth the money, it's a lovely end with instructions for a few tricks which our kids can't wait to master.

    100% would recommend this tour, couldn't fault it at all, and it is one of our favourite things we did in York.
    Written 8 April 2023
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    BrownOwlBev
    Tadcaster, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    We took our group of 30 brownies last night and from the moment we arrived they were mesmerised under the magic of the Wizard. The evening was truly magical and captivated us all. In the girls words "Amazing, Magical and very very funny". And we bought them all a wand to practice on their parents. 100% recommend this to anyone either as a group or joining as part of another. Thank You Wizard of York from all of us at 1st Tadcaster Brownies
    Written 13 September 2022
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    Damian F
    York, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, what a magical, fun experience for the whole family. The Magic Hatter keeps the kids spellbound on a quest to find magical animals and makes sure the adults are entertained too with a wonderful mix of magic, hilarious jokes and a dash of history on a charming wander through the streets of historic York. My 2 kids (6 & 9) loved every second, joining in along the way. The Wizard is a natural children's entertainer, effortlessly engaging and interacting throughout. My wife and I were joining in and having a great time too. I would also recommend adding the wand kit for your kids. Mine loved helping the Wizard to cast spells along the way. They have also had a great time at home making magic with their wands and learning the tricks (as have I). Would thoroughly recommend, enchanting entertainment from start to finish.
    Written 16 March 2022
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