Learn to fly at Alnwick Castle

Join our resident wizarding professors and take part in one of our famous Broomstick Training sessions, on the very spot where Harry had his first flying lesson in the film production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

How do I take part?



Broomstick Training sessions last approximately 20 minutes and take place at various times daily. For a full list of times for your visit, please check our 'What's On' boards on arrival.

Sessions are free with your entry ticket, but require a free time-slot ticket. Simply collect your time-slot ticket from Knight's Quest when you arrive at Alnwick Castle.

Broomstick Training is extremely popular. Tickets are first-come, first-served and so are very limited, particularly at peak times of year such as school holidays. We recommend arriving at Alnwick Castle as early in the day as possible and collecting your tickets straight away to avoid disappointment.

What does it involve?







Our professors will use their unique skills to teach every class the basics of mastering a broomstick.

Learn to mount and dismount, corner and manoeuvre, and accelerate and decelerate, all with the professors' expert guidance!

Who can take part?







We welcome any trainee flyers who are excited and willing to take part in a lesson.

There is no age limit for broomstick training - anyone can participate. However, our professors usually find that grown ups can make the best 'volunteers' for demonstrations!

Will I be able to take a photo like this?






Of course! Once you have completed the session, you will be able to take photos of your take-off to amaze your friends and family.

How to do it is a closely guarded wizarding secret, but for all those who pass the training, our professors will reveal all...

Once you have your pictures, make sure to share them with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!