Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

Get set for Halloween and join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse for a spooky fortnight of activities, inspired by the 17th century fears of witchcraft and the legend of Agnes Sampson!

Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

About Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

Get set for Halloween and join us for a spooky fortnight of activities during the half term, inspired by the 17th century fears of witchcraft and the legend of Agnes Sampson who lost her life at the Palace.

Family short talks, a beginner's guide to herbology and multi-sensory storytelling session led by Anna Lehr.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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