WANNABE witches and wizards can try their hand at potion making at York's newest - and arguably smallest - attraction.

Masterclasses are being offered by the team behind York’s Potions Cauldron which has unveiled a newly-discovered secret chamber at the back of the apothecary at number 9¾ Shambles.

The new potions experience can welcome up to 12 trainee potion-makers on each 25-minute session which is suitable for wizards over five years of age, though organisers say it may not be suitable for children of a nervous disposition.

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Chief Alchemist Kai Wortley inspecting the new chamber of the Potions Experience on Shambles.

A poisonous potions class is also being offered, strictly for wizards 18 and over, and lasts about 50 minutes with alcoholic additions included.

Phil Pinder, described as a lead wizard at the magic drinks emporium, Potions Cauldron, said: “You’ll find a host of new, highly-skilled potion makers who’ve now made their home in the Potions Cauldron and it is a great relief that they are willing to share their skills with our visitors.

"Inside, visitors will have the chance to learn secrets from the likes of the great Helena Clogbottom, who is a marvel at restorative potions – and you’ll even have the chance to make and try your own concoctions."

The team is keeping a tight lid on details of the full experience - but there are rumours of the chamber coming alive with visits from famous, and infamous potion-makers from times past along with other supernatural surprises.

The new potions experience is the latest offering from Phil and his business partner Ben Fry, who opened the Potions Cauldron in 2018 and, earlier this year, their wizard mini-golf attraction, the Hole In Wand in the Coppergate Centre.

The Potions Experience is available seven days a week and costs £5.99 per wizard and £7.99 for poisonous potion experience (proof of age required).