Harry Potter fans can jump for joy with broomstick training set to return at Alnwick Castle

Broomstick training and other outdoor activities are set to resume at Alnwick Castle.
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The visitor attraction was where Harry Potter honed his skills on the broom for his epic quidditch encounters featured in the first film.

The broomstick workshops will return on April 12 following the government’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

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Visitors will also be free to roam around to enjoy archery, watch falconry demonstrations, see lots of craft demonstrations and eat outside the cafes as normality begins to come back again in the beautiful grounds.

Broomstick training is among the outdoor activities set to resume at Alnwick Castle.Broomstick training is among the outdoor activities set to resume at Alnwick Castle.
Broomstick training is among the outdoor activities set to resume at Alnwick Castle.

Whilst the state rooms remain closed for the time being, there is a lot to explore and enjoy in the extensive grounds.

James Boyd, the castle’s activities manager, said: “I think all our staff are excited and seeing people having fun makes it all worthwhile.

"Opening the outside entertainment first is a sensible step, and we’re already looking forward to an excellent summer.

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"Of course, our next milestone is going to be having visitors inside the castle and at our other indoor events.”

If the national roadmap to reopening is unchanged, it is expected that the castle itself and all indoor facilities will be reopen from May 17.

Social distancing rules for visitors and staff alike will be in place. As a result, visitor numbers will be capped each day to avoid crowding. Bookings can be made at www.alnwickcastle.com

All activities outdoors except archery are free as part of the entry ticket. Please remember to check the website before visiting as activities may vary.

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