Travel From Home: The Best Harry Potter Virtual Tours And Experiences For Muggles Of All Ages

 

Has your muggle vacation to London's Harry Potter Studio Tour or the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Studio theme parks been canceled? If so, you can still be enchanted from home with Harry Potter Virtual Tours, online experiences, magical recipes, and games!

Wizards and muggles alike can apparate right into Harry's world and Hogwarts with one of these magical travel from home experiences.

 

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Harry Potter Virtual Tours

London's Harry Potter Studios Virtual Tour

If you had planned to tour the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London but had to cancel your plans, you can still feel the magic at home. This virtual tour by Travel Shorts will take you through the full experience from home.

 

 

Orlando's Universal Studios Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Virtual Tours

Hogwarts Express Virtual Tour

If your summer plans to Orlando's Universal Studios Wizarding World Of Harry Potter got derailed, you can ride the rails on the Hogwart's Express virtually with Themepark Worldwide's awesome virtual tour. Transport yourself virtually from platform 9 and 3/4 to Hogsmeade Village right from your living room.

 

 

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Ride

If you were anxiously awaiting your turn to ride Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Ride, Themepark Worldwide's virtual tour takes you there! Experience the thrills and dips of Hagrid's Motorbike right from home.

 

 

Universal Orlando's Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade Virtual Tour 

You don't need floo powder to apparate to Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade with Themepark Worldwide's comprehensive virtual tour. You can walk the streets to see all of the magical shops and experiences right from home.

 

 

British Library Harry Potter: A History Of Magic Virtual Tour

 

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For the more inquisitive wizarding minds, experience Google Arts & Culture's virtual tour, in partnership with the British Library, of their exhibit Harry Potter: A History Of Magic.  Hear from curators, learn muggle magic lessons, explore the artistry of the series, learn about potions, charms, divination, herbology, and much more. It is a comprehensive culture, history, and magic lesson Hermione would love!

 

Harry Potter Recipes

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You don't need a Bunson burner or cauldron to mix up these magic potions.  The food of Harry Potter is as magical as a charms class.

You might miss out on trying a pumpkin pasty or butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, but you can certainly cast a tasty spell in your kitchen.  Why not try creating one of these delicious Harry Potter-inspired recipes!

 

 

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Attend Hogwarts Virtually Through Outschool

 

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Okay, it may not be Hogwarts, but Outschool online classes are a great way for kids to experience Harry Potter with an educational spin.  My kids have taken several courses on this platform and they have loved them.  It is a great way to fill the time this summer, especially if summer plans and camps have been canceled!

Fit for kid wizards and muggles from preschool-age to teens, there are a variety of themed Harry Potter Classes on Outschool.

You can choose from a one time course to a multi-week course, in a range of academic topics, themed with a Harry Potter spin. It is a fantastic way for kids to experience Harry's wizarding world at Hogwarts. Prices for the courses range and are taught online via the zoom platform by teachers experienced in the topic.

 

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Outschool offers tons of courses themed with Harry Potter in a variety of subjects, but a few that are particularly interesting being offered at the moment include:

 

Wizarding World Website: Harry Potter At Home

 

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The Wizarding World Harry Potter At Home website casts a spell on boredom with a myriad of things to keep your wizarding self busy. From read alouds of book chapters, craft ideas, contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, articles, quizzes and puzzles, and much more, there is plenty to keep young muggles and wizards busy. You can even get sorted into your own house.

This completely free website requires a login. But it is a fantastic resource from the partnership of Warner Brothers and Pottermore.

 

Experience Harry Potter Virtually Through Games

 

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One of our family's favorite ways to explore the world of Harry Potter is through board games. While not the same as being in person, games can temporarily apparate you into the Harry Potter and Hogwarts worlds while enjoying family fun.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Clue Harry Potter Board Game 

 

Harry Potter Labyrinth

 

Harry Potter Adventures Through Hogwarts Electronic Game 

Treat Yourself To A Harry Potter Souvenir

 

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No travel is complete without a souvenir. After your virtual travels to London's Harry Potter Studio Tour, Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and virtual Hogwarts experiences, be sure and treat yourself to a special at-home souvenir.

One of my favorites is this incredible  Hedwig Owl, handmade made from the pages of a Harry Potter book!  Created by Creation Crafts and Gifts, an online shop and a store on Etsy, it is the perfect gift for any Harry Potter superfan and a great souvenir from your Harry Potter virtual tours.

You can even choose which book the freestanding Hedwig owl is made from!  Complete in special packaging, it is a truly unique memory and gift.

 

The Last Thing To Know About Harry Potter Virtual Tours And Experiences

Our summer vacations may be canceled or postponed right now. But, you can still travel and experience Harry Potter from home. These Harry Potter virtual tours are a great way to fill in the magic until we can get there in person.

 

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Jordan | 30th May 20

    This is such a fun post! I hope to visit London’s Harry Potter studio someday soon! For now, I will try out the recipes and watch the videos 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Emma | 30th May 20

    Well my Saturday night just filled right up. This is awesome. I don’t know what to do first, but is nothing some butterbeer fudge won’t fix

  3. Maria | 1st Jun 20

    Harry Potter is always so much fuun! definitely this gave me some ideas while in lockdown 🙂

  4. Andrea | 3rd Jun 20

    Oooh, this is so cool! I visited Orlando park few years back and had plans to take my sisters kids, but than “you know” happened. I’ll show this virtual tour for them to get ready when we can go again.

  5. Mylinh | 3rd Jun 20

    I’m a big fan of Harry Potter, so I’ll definitely check some of these out with my kids!

  6. Jenny | 3rd Jun 20

    These are so much fun. And perfect for the times. One day we will actually get to see this in real life, but for now, this is the perfect substitution.

  7. Heather Ritchie | 3rd Jun 20

    You just made my day! I didn’t even know this place existed and that fact that I can visit virtually is really cool. Harry Potter is an amazing story and I love J.K. Rowling’s personal story too. I’m going to have to check this out!

  8. Jen @ Jen Bradley | MOMS | 4th Jun 20

    This is amazing! We are huge Potterheads at my house, so we can’t wait to try some of these or check them out!

  9. Ashley | 10th Jun 20

    These are so fun! I have actually been to the London Studio Tours, would love to visit the Orlando location (I suppose virtually now!).

  10. Alissa | 10th Jun 20

    I’ll admit … I’ve never senn/read Harry Potter but all these interactive activities makes me want to! This looks so fun and would be a great way to still be safe at home.

  11. Michelle Segrest | 10th Jun 20

    This is a very cool post! I would give anything to try that Butter Beer Icecream Float!!! You have inspired me to pull out the old Harry Potter books and read them again! Thanks so much for the inspiring post!

  12. Suvarna Arora | 12th Jun 20

    Omg I am such a big fan of Harry Potter and this is so amazing.

  13. Monica | 12th Jun 20

    Love the harry potter recipes and games. Definitely looking to share that with the fam!

  14. Cosette | 15th Jun 20

    Oh, I’m so going to make those recipes over the Summer time. Thanks for the great ideas.

  15. zoe | 2nd Aug 20

    cool!

  16. christina | 13th Oct 20

    cool!

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