AD: Back to Hogwarts

Lacock Abbey

Like many children, my kids adore the wizarding world of Harry Potter and today is a momentous day in the calendar.

The Hogwarts Express leaves Platform 93/4 at Kings Cross Station, London at precisely eleven o’clock in the morning, and arrives at Hogsmeade Station sometime after nightfall. Traditionally fans descend on Kings Cross Station, but thanks to COVID19, this year will see the first ever Back to Hogwarts livestream from 10.30 BST.

Last week we received a very exciting delivery of Harry Potter, Back to Hogwarts goodies.

Harry Potter

Eliza was especially excited by the Harry Potter lunchbox and drinks bottle from Asda and they have lots more fun Harry Potter themed back to school equipment on their website – all at reasonable prices. I laid claim to this fabulous Hufflepuff Shield logo backpack as that is my house.

Hufflepuff Bag

Of course, Hogwarts is a school like no other and you need to make sure you have all the right equipment for your learning. The kids wore their official House robes from Rubies during a recent visit to Lacock Abbey, where they filmed some of the scenes from Hogwarts.

Lacock Abbey

The other essential item you need when joining Hogwarts is your wand and Eliza has been busy practicing her ‘swish and flick’ with a Light Painting wand from Each wand features an ultra-bright LED tip, which is activated by a hidden button on the handle of the wand and the you use the free Light Painting App to film yourself to produce extraordinary images!

Light Painting Wand

She has almost managed to paint her name and has mastered some of the easier spells.

Now, I know what you are thinking………every Hogwarts student also needs an owl.

Eliza Owl

I would love Hedwig (or any owl) as a pet, but that is just not a possibility, however, you could own you very own with the fabulous LEGO Hedwig the Owl Figure Collectible Display Model with Moving Wings.

Hedwig Owl

Once built, you can display Hedwig at home in all her snowy glory, carrying a Hogwarts letter, atop a sturdy base with nameplate in typical Harry Potter font. Turn the handle to witness the cleverly designed jointed wings flapping effortlessly, bringing Hedwig the owl to life.

LEGO Hedwig

Finally, recreate your favourite scenes with the authentic Harry Potter toy doll figures from Mattel.

Eliza Bedroom

The dolls are available as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Cho Chang and Hagrid and Eliza wants to collect them all as they are perfect for stimulating her imagination.

If you’re a Harry Potter Fan, why not join the Harry Potter Fan Club at for exciting news and events.

Disclaimer: We were sent the Harry Potter goodies for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

11 thoughts on “AD: Back to Hogwarts

  1. emma says:

    They are such great products, we especially loved the school bag and LEGO Hedwig! My 10 year old definitely found Hedwig a bit of a challenge, just what we needed this week!

  2. Melanie williams says:

    Love Harry Potter and that backpack is very cute for sure. What a great lunch box and fab motivation for kids to get back to school x

  3. We are huge fans of Harry Potter. We have seen all the movies and read all the books and would still watch them over and over again. Great range of back to school items

  4. Jenna says:

    I am not a Harry Pottercfan really (although the live show was amazing!) but my niece would love theseB

  5. Both my kids are totally Harry Potter crazy and have read all the books and watched the movie and I am certain they will love these Harry Potter merchandise as well

  6. Rachael says:

    Such a cool selection of goodies… And a Fellow Hufflepuff, hello! Love all these bits, especially the bag and the lego owl.

  7. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    The backpack and the lunch box are so cool! I have a friend who is a big Harry Potter fan. I am going to let her know about the fan club. She will be so thrilled!

  8. Such cool goodies! I absolutely adore the backpack and the lunch bag and I just know Jack would too!

  9. Sarah Bailey says:

    What some awesome wizarding goodies. The lunch boxes is just perfect for fans who are heading back to school.
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    Oh wow, some great goodies fortehkids. I didn’t realise they had character dolls. I’m not surprised Eliza wanted them all!

  11. I still can not believe how much Harry Potter is loved. I am loving the back to school Harry Potter lunch bag and school bag am sure there will be a few of those in schools across the country

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