Top 4 Online Wizarding World Activities for Muggles, Young & Old(er)
June 16, 2017
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone, we have put together a list of our favourite online activities to immerse yourself and your young Muggles, witches and wizards into J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World.
1.Pottermore: The digital heart of the Wizarding World with exclusive writing from the pen of J.K. Rowling, and where you can discover your true Wizarding World identitiy! When you join Pottermore, the Sorting Hat will place you into your Hogwarts House, and then you have the opportunity to discover your Patronus, find out what Wand best suits your abilities, and you can now venture into the North American Wizarding World and discover what House you would placed under at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. The beauty of this site is that every quiz has been designed by J.K. Rowling herself...how much closer to the Wizarding World could we Muggles get?!?!
2. Pottermore (again!):If you've read the Harry Potter books and the companions a couple of hundred times like we have, and are in need of some fresh Hoggy, Warty, Hogwarts stories, then Pottermore and J.K. Rowling once again have us covered! There are three E-books you can download for approx. $3.40 AUD each: Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics & Pesky Poltergeists
Professor Kellywinkle was particularly inspired by the sections on Potions in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics & Pesky Poltergeists. The thought and research J.K. put into every ingredient, potion name and chemical reaction is truly awesome, and Professor Kellywinkle strives to live up to Rowling's example as she re-creates the potions for her own Wizarding students.
3.Bloomsbury:Bloomsbury is one of J.K. Rowling's publishers, and they have a page's worth of magical fun for HP fans. A few of our favourites include: the Harry Potter Name Generator, Trivia Challenge and discovering your Best Friend at Hogwarts. There are even certificates for you to download if you want to reward and encourage your young Muggles as they work their way through the series.
4.The Leaky Cauldron:We're often asked where we get our ideas for crafting our events and for our activity design. We draw our inspiration from many sources - always starting with J.K. Rowling's published works , and then a movie marathon never goes astray, and then we follow these up with plenty of research into the Wizarding World and Muggle specific topics. But this website, The Leaky Cauldron, also helps to kickstart our imaginations! The spot you want to check out on the site is Potter Parties, which is located under Potter Crafts. You can find some simple magic if you commit to searching through the many links in this section. There's plenty here to keep your little Potterheads amused!
Top Tip for Muggle Parents planning Potter Parties: The Leaky Cauldron is filled with ideas for your Potter Party and Potter-themed food. And if you haven't experienced Pinterest or Etsy yet, jump on there! Pinterest is brilliant if you have a creative streak and looking for inspiration. And Etsy is a lifesaver if you're looking to save time with some magical downloads.
If you've discovered anymore Wizarding World activities and reading that we (and the rest of the Muggle community) should know about, please let us know by leaving a comment below, and let's continue to share the magic for another 20 years!
What's coming up?
Escape into the Wizarding World during the June school holidayswith three workshops filled with magical mess, mayhem and merriment! Young Muggles, witches and wizards (aged 6-13) can compete for Eternal Glory in the Try-Wizard Tournaments, and learn the subtle science and exact art of Potion making.
When: Friday 30th June, 2017 Where: BrisWest Centre, 132 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington BOOK NOWand save those Galleons when you book two or more tickets into the same workshop!
The Original Try-Wizard Tournament 9:00am - 11:30am For those brave enough to submit their name into the Goblet of Fire, they will experience the magical Hogwarts disciplines of Potions, Care of Magical Creatures, Divination and Defence Against the Dark Arts.
Master Potions for Witches & Wizards 12:15pm - 1:45pm Back by popular demand, Muggles, witches and wizards will have the opportunity to appreciate the subtle science and exact art of potion making in this Master Potions class. Students will create some fantastical concoctions, and then finish by brewing their very own potion to take home!
The All-New Try-Wizard Tournament 2.30pm - 5.00pm Already attained eternal glory in the Original Try-Wizard Tournament? Test your magical ability, intelligence and courage in the All-New Try-Wizard Tournament. There are four brand new challenges in the Wizarding topics of Potions, Charms & Spells, Defence Against the Dark Arts and Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.