If you’re a Potterhead looking for a little excitement this summer, the Bothwell School of Witchcraft LARP event being held in the UK should certainly peak interests. LARP, Live-Action Role Play, events have been gaining popularity over recent years and this gathering stands to be the most exciting of all. Diehard Potter fans won’t pass up the opportunity to experience the world of Hogwarts first hand, all while running around on actual castle grounds.
You’re a wizard, Harry… for the weekend
For one weekend in August, Herstmonceux Castle in the UK will be transformed into the Bothwell School of Witchcraft. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the castle while using their imaginations to envision themselves at the famed Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Whether attendants are assigned the role of a wizard or a house elf, nothing is off limits when it comes to this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Located in East Sussex, Herstmonceux Castle resembles Hogwarts in many ways. With twisting and turning hallways, great open grounds and even some secret underground tunnels, the castle is the perfect setting to host a Harry Potter live action role playing event.
With prices starting around $550, guests will be sorted into their respected houses, be given lessons in the art of magic, dine on extravagant meals in a great hall and even compete in the House Cup. This LARP stays true to the events set forth in the books and films, leaving nothing out of the true-to-life experience.
Aside from all of the fictional excitement, guests really do get to stay three days in the amazing Herstmonceux Castle, something not many will ever have the opportunity to experience.
Getting in the spirit of Hogwarts
With details outlined on the official Bothwell School of Witchcraft website, the explanation is enough to make Harry Potter enthusiasts from around the world board a plane and buy their way into the Hogwarts experience.
You’ll stay for 3 days, full board, and be sorted into your house, take part in lessons, attend a banquet, explore the grounds and meet weird and wonderful creatures. All of this takes place in our enchanting 15th century castle.
The event runs much like a murder mystery. You’ll be given a role to play and a story will unfold around you where you have to interact with other characters. It’s just like being in a movie or video game!
We’ll provide the robes, so all you’ll need is a wand and good humor. If you’ve never experienced anything like this before, don’t worry. We cater for all backgrounds; you can get as much or as little involved as you like and we will have all you need to have a great time.
If you’ve been waiting to receive your acceptance letter to Hogwarts, this is as close as you’ll ever come. Prepare to enjoy a magical weekend full of spells, feasts, and fun at the Bothwell School of Witchcraft.