There are so many amazing things to see and do at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and when you visit, you’ll be making memories that will last forever. If you want to take a memento home to remember your magical holiday, here are the top 10 souvenirs you can find in the Wizarding World…
1. Pygmy Puff
What’s a Pygmy Puff you ask? Well, a Pygmy Puff is an adorable, fluffy creature that is a popular pet in the Wizarding World. In fact, Ginny Weasley had her very own Pygmy Puff. If you want to take one of these home, you’ll have the chance to choose a name for it in a fun adoption ceremony. We don’t want to give too much away but this is a really special moment that will add even more magic to your holiday. If you want to track down a Pygmy Puff, head to Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes or Magical Menagerie.
Everyone knows that a witch or wizard’s most prized possession is their wand. It’s their tool to cast spells, protect themselves from dark magic and also create a bit of mischief. If you’re a Harry potter fan, we’re sure you’ll want to get your own wand and we really think that a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter wouldn’t be complete until you’ve got one.
There are so many different types of wand to choose from, including replica wands belonging to your favourite characters and interactive wands that let you create your own magic throughout the park. The interactive wands come with a map that will show you exactly where you can cast spells. Simply head to the area, “swish and flick” and watch the magic come to life before your eyes!
3. A Furry Friend
If you haven’t already adopted a Pygmy Puff (or even if you have!) we’d suggest paying a visit to the Magical Menagerie where you can find a cute furry friend to take home. This place is full of cuddly toys inspired by the magical creatures you’ve seen in the Harry Potter movies. Choose between Hedwig, Crookshanks, Fang, Buckbeak, Fluffy, Fawkes and many more.
4. Sweet Treats
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has so many incredible sweet treats to try and we’d definitely suggest bringing some back home with you. You’ll be able to try all of the snacks you’ve seen on screen, like Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Fizzing Whizzbees and Chocolate Frogs which each come with a collectible card featuring a famous witch or wizard.
You’ll also find some more unusual snacks like Jelly Slugs, Fainting Fancies, Exploding Bon Bons and Puking Pastilles! The question is, are you brave enough to try them?
5. Extendable Ears
Remember when Fred and George Weasley invented the amazing Extendable Ears device which allowed them to eavesdrop on the Order of the Phoenix? Well, now you can have your own fun because these Extendable Ears really do work! You’ll find them in none other than Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes.
6. A Robe
If you want to look the part, you’ll need a robe. Head over to Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions, where you’ll find Wizarding robes for every Hogwarts house. Whether you’re a Gryffindor at heart or have a soft spot for Slytherin, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit you in here, from Hogwarts robes and scarves to stunning Yule Ball gowns.
When you’re trying on the robes, make sure you check out how it looks in the mirror. Be warned though, this mirror isn’t always complimentary to customers!
7. Love Potion
This fun souvenir is perfect for that special someone because it’s a very powerful brew that makes the drinker instantly fall in love! If you’ve got someone in mind, you can pick this up from Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes.
8. Wizarding Writing Supplies
Scribbulus is where all of the Hogwarts students go to get their back to school supplies and is also one of the places Hagrid took Harry on his very first trip to Diagon Alley. You’ll find everything you need for school here, from feather quills, to Hogwarts house notebooks, parchment, postcards and much more. This is a great place to get a souvenir for yourself or a gift for someone to take home.
9. A Howler
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll know all about howlers. These dreaded letters are designed to unleash the wrath of the writer- just like when Mrs Weasley sent Ron an angry Howler for stealing the family car!
In Hogsmeade, you’ll find the Owl Post shop which is a great place to send letters back home to your friends and family. These will get stamped with the official Hogsmeade postmark, so that the recipient knows exactly where it came from. This is also the place where you can buy Howlers. You’ll be able to record your own message in the card and then send it on to your unsuspecting victim.
10. Dark Arts Objects
Borgin and Burkes is filled with unusual objects and dark magic. It’s also the kind of place where you’ll find mysterious characters lurking around. If you want to take home a souvenir that’s completely different, this is the place to go. You’ll find Death Eater masks, skulls and lots of dark arts memorabilia. We love the range of t-shirts in here, with slogans like ‘I served time in Azkaban’.
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