On Monday Rory and I took a ride on the Wizard Express!
Beginning at Bridgnorth's Severn Valley Railway station we, along with a whole host of spectacularly dressed up guests boarded our steam train and opened up our invitations to be sorted into our houses.
On the train we were entertained by the fantastic sorcerer Cosmo who wowed us with his close up magic tricks while the Trolley Witches handed out sweets and their tragically teenage assistant gave us our wands.
When we arrived at Highley's station we were greeted by our house prefects and lef to the Engine House which set the stage for wizarding school. Inside we took part in our magical education with a variety of classes led by a host of professors before the final graduation.
Every single moment of the day was so incredibly thought out, from the sets, props, costumes and each character's rich and perfectly performed story team Reachout thought of everything to make the experience as emersive as possible. There wasn't a single performer I met who wasn't totally in character the entire time, even after the kids and their parents had moved onto the next class, and I hung back to take some extra scenery shots, the actors continued on as their witch and wizard selves, and it was amazing.
If you get the opportunity to pay a visit next year, you certainly won't regret it.