Hole in Wand Crowdfunding for New Wizarding Miniature Golf Experience
Live near York, England, or plan to Apparate there next year? You’re in luck, because two entrepreneurs are looking to bring a little bit more magic to the city. How, you ask? With a wizarding-themed minigolf experience for the whole family that we can’t wait to try!
Called Hole in Wand, the concept was created by the minds behind the Potions Cauldron on the Shambles, Ben Fry and Phil Pinder, and the duo has now started a crowdfunding campaign – in addition to their own investments – to bring their new idea to life.
Fry cited a lack of family-friendly activities in York as one of the reasons why they came up with the concept.
We are so lucky to live and work in York, but when I come into town with my kids, I sometimes struggle to find something that the whole family can all enjoy year-round. That’s what inspired the idea behind [t]he Hole [i]n Wand – an experience that all ages can enjoy and, importantly keep returning to time and time again.
So far, Hole in Wand plans to include minigolf courses such as “Dragon’s Breath, Unicorn’s Folly and [t]he Enchanted Forest.” The attraction itself “will open in the former premise of Patisserie Valarie [sic], Coppergate, in early 2021 and is being designed to appeal to the city’s resident population, as well as welcoming York’s many family visitors throughout the year.”
The Crowdfunder page notes that Hole in Wand will also offer birthday party packages and food and drink – or “restorative potions and brews,” if you’d rather.
Fry and Pinder are looking to raise £20,000, and certain donation levels to the Crowdfunder campaign can also go toward rewards such as “Wizard Tee Party” – “a round of wizard golf followed by an afternoon tea experience” – or a birthday party package.
Interested in learning more? Check out the Crowdfunder page for Hole in Wand today.