Join us for a week long magical experience, learn magic tricks, potions and puppet making!
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.
The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. We can provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. The room is wheelchair accessible. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support.
Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.
What will you learn on this course?
This is a fun 5 day workshop designed for children to unleash their creativity and take a trip down to a “Harry Potter™” inspired world. The children will attend our magic school and they will get to go everyday through all of the following classes.
Potions: Who knew that baking soda and vinegar can make such good magic ingredients?! Children will combine chemistry with magic and they will also get to take some of their concoctions home.
Charms: You can’t cast spells without your magic wand! We’ll start the Charms module by diy-ing our own magic wands out of craft supplies as well as materials found in nature such as twigs and flower petals.
After our magic wand is done, the fun begins! The kids are going to be involved in a set of fun, magic-themed games based on simple acting principles such as improvisation, reacting and self-awareness .
Transfiguration: The children will start by building their own familiar spirit using puppet making techniques. After they build their puppet, we will have a mask-making workshop so they can switch places with their familiar spirit. We will also learn the basics of puppeteering and slowly build our way towards a short puppet show!
Magic tricks: Here’s where the kids will put their magical powers to good use by learning lots of magic tricks to surprise even the most sceptical muggles!
Performance: Taking everything they’ve learned throughout all of our magic classes (improvisation, puppetry and magic tricks), the children will stage their own show for everyone to see what they’ve acquired during Magic Camp!
MAC CREATIVE CAMPs take place during school holidays, the camps run from between 2-5 days and offer intensive learning experiences across a variety of art forms. The last day of the camp may include a sharing event or performance for parents.
Our camps run from 10am to 3pm each day, with a 1-hour lunch break and children are fully supervised at all times by experienced DBS-checked staff.
Optional Childcare Add-Ons
However, we know families have differing needs so we’ve structured optional add-on elements to help busy parents.
- 4 additional hours of supervised childcare which fit around the course or camp, so that your child’s day runs from 8.30am – 5.30pm (flexible drop-off and collection times within these hours).
- During these hours we offer further fun activities and entertainment for your child including film-screenings and games, allowing them extra time with their friends.
- Please note that Extra Hours does not include any food.
- Lunch from our Café menu
- Afternoon snack
We provide vegan and vegetarian options and can cater for allergies and intolerances with notice. As an alternative you are welcome to provide a packed lunch, or if you would prefer to send your child with money to select from the café themselves, we will ensure they are accompanied by suitable trained staff.
Do I need to bring anything?
Participants should bring bottled water or a water based drink and their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break if you are not opting to purchase the optional Childcare Add-ons with or without food.
All course materials and equipment are provided.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for this course.
Who teaches this course?