York Wizards seek Hole In Wand with new crowdfunding campaign

After years of adding a sparkle to the Shambles with their enchanting potions, the minds behind The Potions Cauldron are launching a new family-friendly experience in the heart of York and you can help bring their dream to life by supporting their new crowdfunding campaign. The Hole in Wand will be a magically-infused mini-golf targeted at families in York, with courses like Dragon’s Breath, Unicorn’s Folly and The Enchanted Forest to play. Here at Little Vikings, we love the idea of a new attraction aimed at children in the city centre, and we agree with co-founder Ben that York would benefit from more family-friendly activities.


“We are so lucky to live and work in York, but when I come into town with my kids I sometimes struggle to find something that the whole family can all enjoy year-round. That’s what inspired the idea behind The Hole In Wand – an experience that all ages can enjoy and, importantly, keep returning to time and time again’

Where and when

The experience will open in the former premises of Patisserie Valarie, Coppergate, in early 2021 and is being designed to appeal to the city’s resident population, as well as welcoming York’s many family visitors throughout the year.

“What’s important to us is that The Hole In Wand becomes part of the everyday life of families in York. We want to be the place that families flock to as a special treat and to relax and unwind. We also want our marvellously-magical birthday parties to be the constant talk of the playground.”

Crowdfunding campaign

To bring their vision of an enchanting putting experience to life the team are looking for support from magic-fans in the community. They are aiming to raise £20,000 to bring their magic-infused dream venue for families into reality. In exchange for this support they are offering a series of special Crowdfunder offers, all with membership to their new ‘Magic Wanders’ club included.

“What we’ve done with our crowdfunding packages is to think about how we can add real value to what we are offering. From the smallest donation to our top package, everyone will be an equal member of our Magic Wanders Club. Whatever you can give you will get something spellbinding back and you will be a big part of our story.”

More about The Hole In Wand – Mini Golf & Magical Events

13 wand-erful holes are planned, if the Crowdfunder target is met, to enchant guests – all themed in the marvellously-magical world that will be created in Coppergate. It won’t just be magic-mini-golf on offer; it will also be a venue for spellbinding birthday celebrations for all the little witches and warlocks, with attractive and affordable packages being summoned up alongside the magically-inspired experiences to make sure these parties are the talk of the playground! That’s not all! A selection of restorative potions and brews will be served, as well as a tasty food offer that will help guests get their energy back after all the fun they’ve had on the courses.

How You Can Make the Magic Happen


To make this dream of a brand-new, family-friendly attraction a reality the team are looking to raise £20,000 on top of the significant investment they are putting forward. You can pledge your support via Crowdfunder and join the Magic Wanders Club. In exchange for your much-appreciated contribution, The Hole In Wand will be offering a series of unique rewards and offers. Everyone who pledges support gets early access to all pre-booking slots for the attraction and any special events throughout the year, as well as the offers included in each membership level.

Hole in Wand crowdfunding offers

Level – Wizard Wanders

What Crowdfunders Receive:

  • Opportunity to be the first to experience the Hole In Wand
  • A Butterbeer & Goblin Key Ring

£5 per person (worth £12.97)

Level: Wizard Tee Party

What Crowdfunders Receive:

  • Enjoy a round of wizard golf
  • Followed by an afternoon tea experience – includes a magic potion, cauldron cake and sorcerers sandwiches

£10 per person (Value £19.99)

Level – Family Wanders

 What Crowdfunders Receive:

  • Opportunity to be the first to experience the Hole In Wand
  • 2 adults and up to 3 children
  • Includes a round of potions

 £20 (worth £39.90)

Level – Practically Magic Wanders

 What Crowdfunders Receive:

  • Opportunity to be the first to experience the Hole In Wand
  • 50% off all visits for a whole year
  • Exclusive invites to 3 VIP events per year

 £50

Level – Wizard Birthday Party

What Crowdfunders Receive:

  • A party for 25 children, aged 6-13
  • Incl catering & soft drinks for the party
  • A gift for every child to take home, worth £10

 £200 (Worth £400)

Top Level – Hole In Wand Exclusive

What Crowdfunders Receive:

  • Exclusive access for three hours of uninterrupted fun
  • Incl catering and drinks throughout your experience
  • Invite 50 of your closest friends

 £999 (Worth £2,000)

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