In celebration of the February half term, Victorian Arcade will be hosting a very special event for Harry Potter fans on Saturday 18th February. Shoppers and their families are invited to join a Professor Snape look-a-like from 11am until 4pm when he will be hosting a free exclusive potions masterclass. Visitors will get the opportunity to follow ‘Snape’ as he leads an interactive workshop where youngsters can create their very own ‘magical’ potions.

Whats more, the centre will be bringing in a special Platform 9 ¾ themed backdrop for shoppers to take photos against whilst the famous Sorting Hat will be available for potter fans to pose with.

The centre is also giving children the opportunity to turn into their favourite Harry Potter stars or magical creatures with the help of its free face painter.

Darren Griffiths, Senior Regional Facilities Manager of GBR Phoenix Beard for Victorian Arcade, commented:

“We’re delighted to be welcoming our Professor Snape character to the Arcade this February half term. It’s a fantastic opportunity for local families and Harry Potter fanatics to come out and enjoy our free entertainment. Parents often struggle to keep the kids entertained throughout the half term so we hope our wizarding themed day will give local families something to look forward to.”