The Magic Bottles

AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FOR FAMILIES IN THE HISTORIC TOWN OF ALNWICK

The Magic Bottles is inspired by the legend of the Dirty Bottles. The bottles, still visible in the window of the Dirty Bottles pub in Alnwick are said to be cursed. Two hundred years ago the then landlord dropped down dead after touching them. His wife sealed them up and they haven’t been touched since … until now!

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The game skilfully blends this local legend with a Harry Potter inspired plot where the players take the role of young wizards taking on a variety of challenges to win ingredients for the spell to put the curse back in the bottle and save the town. The tasks are varied, from logic problems and numerical challenges to word based and visual puzzles, as well as fun selfie challenges. They also range in difficulty so both parents and younger players can enjoy the challenges.

HOW IT WORKS

Detailed instructions will be emailed to you after purchasing your ticket

The game uses an app and the GPS capability of a smartphone to tell the story and guide you through the town where you'll encounter puzzles and challenges. Just like in an escape room by working as a team to solve the puzzles you'll make progress in the game. Starting at Alnwick's Market Square and ending near the castle, you'll visit some  historic locations and learn intersting facts about the town's history.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKET

DOWNLOAD THE APP to YOUR SMARTPHONE*

CHOOSE WHEN YOU WANT TO PLAY

MEET YOUR TEAM at THE START POINT

 

BUY THE MAGIC BOTTLES

The game has no time limit allowing you to play at your own pace and a chance to stop for drinks, food or shopping along the way. 

£39

per team up to five players

Safety AdVice

Take care when crossing roads - use pedestrian crossings where available and don't look at your device when crossing. Be aware of other pavement users.  The game takes around 90 minutes to play and the distance walked is around 2 km. Wear comfortable shoes and bring drinks to keep you hydrated.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Compatible with Apple and Android smartphones.  Requires iOS 11.0 or later and Android v8.0 or later. Ipads need mobile data - WIFI only Ipads should not be used. Location Services and Mobile data need to be turned on. Estimated data usage is 500Mb