One of the stars of the Harry Potter movies has enjoyed a spellbinding time at two York businesses this week.
Actor Chris Rankin, best known for playing the elder Weasley brother, Percy, in the Harry Potter franchise put his skills to the test at the Hole In Wand wizard mini-golf course in the Coppergate Centre.
And he loved it. “Honestly, it is magical,” he said. “This place is incredible. I’ve never seen anything wizard-related quite as fun as this and I’ve not seen mini-golf quite as fun as this, either.”
His visit comes at the end of an exciting year for this magical attraction, which launched just as lockdown restrictions lifted in spring and has since welcomed thousands of wannabe wizards and witches.
“It’s always great to welcome a new trainee wizard to discover their magical mini-golf abilities,” said the Hole In Wand’s Phil Pinder.
“I know it was a real treat for our wizard team to meet Chris this week, and we’re especially impressed with his competitive spirit on the course!”
When asked about his focused gaming style, Chris commented: “Well, when you’ve got so many ginger siblings, you have to be a competitive sort…”
He also dropped in on sister business The Potions Cauldron on Shambles.
The Hole In Wand Wizard Golf is open seven days a week, closing Christmas Eve to Boxing Day to give their team a well-deserved festive break.