Young witches and wizards invited to family fun event in Delph for Harry Potter anniversary

YOUNG WITCHES and wizards are being invited to hop onto their broomsticks and head to Delph for ‘Harry Potter Book Night 2017’ with a fun family film event on Sunday, February 5.

Saddleworth children's book groupThis year marks the 20th anniversary of JK Rowling’s first tale about the young wizard, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’.

Saddleworth Children’s Book Group is joining in the fun of the anniversary and the annual book night with a special showing of the film of that first book, along with a family quiz.

Children who go along to the event at the Millgate Arts Centre on Stoneswood Road, Delph from 3.45-7pm will be able to tuck into Potter’s Pizza and Hagrid’s Hot Dogs.

Children (and their adults!) are welcome to dress up in their favourite wizarding robes and those who don’t have a suitable outfit can delve into the book group’s dressing up box.

The theme is the Professors of Hogwarts so the group is hoping to see some scary Snapes, funny Flitwicks and magnificent McGonagall’s alongside the Harrys, Rons and Hermiones – and there will be prizes for the best costumes!

There will also be a raffle with a chance to win a hand-made Platform 9 ¾ sign and books.

Tickets cost £5 per child, which includes the film showing, popcorn and party food. There is no admission charge for accompanying adults but the grown-ups will be able to buy hot home-made food.

Please reserve tickets via the group’s Facebook page or email

Please note, the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone film has a PG certificate and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saddleworth Children’s Book Group was set up nearly three years ago by a group of local mums with the aim of promoting reading and a love of books. It is linked to the Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG), a national registered charity.


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