The marvel that is Harry Potter is one that has gripped children and adults alike for years now. Some people have literally grown up with Harry Potter being their favourite book and film series. Those who are adults now but who once were enthralled with the stores of J.K Rowling as children can now share the magic of the Wizarding World with their own kids.
If you and your family love the world of Harry Potter, here are three things that you can do together to further enjoy the various captivating aspects of this cultural phenomenon.
1. Go on a Walking Tour
One of the things that makes the Harry Potter franchise so personal to the United Kingdom is that so much of the films were shot at various locations across the country. Because the makers of the films focused on showcasing the natural beauty and wonder of various sites across the nation, the success brought an element of magic to these already spectacular places.
You can see such places up close for yourself by taking your family on a Harry Potter-themed walking tour of some of the more iconic places that became the settings for the films. Places like the Forest of Dean and individual buildings in Oxford have become forever linked to the Wizarding World. Experience the magic for yourself with any number of exciting and interactive tours.
2. Have a Magical Musical Experience
Even if a person isn’t particularly a fan of the Harry Potter film franchise, there is something undeniably recognizable and iconic about the music from the movies. There are very likely few people out there who would be unable to identify the Harry Potter opening score if it were played for them. You and your family can hear the magical music of Harry Potter played live for yourselves at Harry Potter in Concert.
Allow yourself to be transported into the Wizarding World by a full symphony orchestra playing those iconic numbers from the film series. The orchestra visits such venues as the Royal Albert Hall in London and St. David’s Hall in Cardiff. You should book your tickets well in advance for this immensely popular musical experience.
3. Go to the Library
While you will undoubtedly be able to find copies of your favourite Harry Potter books at your local library, the British Library in London has created an exhibit to celebrate the 20 years that the world has been experiencing the world of Harry Potter. Complete with the 16th century Ripley Stone that contains the method for concocting the philosopher’s stone and the original draft drawings from the book series, you can your family can view a number of the magical elements that played a role in the creation of this series.
You can see for yourself various aspects of the folklore and myth that provided the inspiration for the stories. If you are unable to make it to London to view the exhibit in person, you can also check it out online.