Overview & description
Grimm & Co Apothecary to the Magical. We sell wild schemes, evil plots and kitchenware to magical and mortal customers. Our apothecary is a visitor experience with a fairy tale mail service, the library of forgotten books (free books for all visitors), the famous magic-o-meter, the museum of artefacts from the Fairy Tale Kingdom and not forgetting our beautiful, artisan magical gifts to suit all tastes.
Open since 1148 (just before lunchtime), we serve all kinds of magical beings (wizards, giants, fairies, trolls...). Our apothecary also houses Yorkshire's own School of Wizardry and Wonder with workshops for the apprentice sorcerer (age 3 to 922) from wand crafting to potion creations.
Products include: Giant Belly Button Cleaners (for clearing out stray chickens), ready-blended potions for the busy witch/wizard (including Grandma's Scabs, Middle-Aged Vitriol and A Pinch of Happiness), human disguises, disenchanted wood, tins of disappointment and much much more. We also cater to humans these days, although humans tend to use our products slightly differently. Mortals, we are told, use the potions as bath salts, for example! Odd.
Due to an unbreakable spell, cast hundreds of years ago, all profits go towards our charitable work. This takes place through the SECRET DOOR (sshhh). The Writers' Pad hosts fabulous story making and creative writing workshops for school groups and free holiday clubs for children and young people which champion the writer in every child. In our secret story centre we work with children and young people from age 7 - 18 to unlock hidden talent, build confidence in writing, raise self-esteem and unleash imaginations and creativity.