Halloween called forth the witches and wizards of Harry Potter’s universe to assemble at The Hub this October for a deliciously spooky party.
The team in South Wales went all out to transform The Hub into Potter-land, as they recreated destinations from the magical series.
Hogwarts Headmaster Dumbledore sent invitations to 16 local services asking them to join in over two days of Halloween fun.
Visitors could alight at the Hogwarts Express before heading to the Three Broomsticks pub for light refreshments.
From there, they could visit the Hogwarts dining room or dare to say hello to Aragog, Hagrid’s spider friend in her sensory room lair.
The people supported at the services had an amazing time, said Vocational Service Manager Lucy Williams.
Lucy said: “This was the first time that many of the people we support had been able to attend a social event at The Hub since the pandemic.
“The team went all out to create a truly magical experience, and everyone arrived in full fancy dress.
“We were able to host two services at a time over two days, which meant all 16 services were able to be a part of our Potter world.
“The people we support were beside themselves when they saw the décor – it was amazing.”
The event included bingo, Halloween games, delicious food and a fun-packed disco.
Although the fancy dress was optional, every visitor made an effort – plus staff played key Potter favourites.
Lucy said: “We had Bellatrix Lestrange, Professor Mcgonagall, the Weasley twins and Harry Potter himself wandering around.
“When I shared the videos from the event on our social media, the response from parents was incredible.
“It meant the world to all of us to get such positive feedback after an extraordinary event.”