17 spellbinding photographs from Harry Potter event at The Barlow, Edgworth

A MAGICAL day was had by all at a Harry Potter-themed event at The Barlow.

The spellbinding event, in Edgworth, invited fans to dress up as their favourite characters from the best-selling book and film series.

Witches and wizards, old and young, joined in the family fun day on Harry Potter’s birthday — July 31 — in order to raise money for Derian House Children’s Hospice.

A number of themed activities and workshops such as tie colouring in, potion making and a Harry Potter meet and greet were held, with hundreds of people joining the magic.

There was also a meet and greet with Harry Potter characters in the library, performed by actors.

The event was organised by Anita McKay, in conjunction with The Barlow, in Bolton Road.

Stuart Miller, The Barlow centre manager, said: “The day was specifically planned for the day because it was Harry Potter’s birthday.

“We are hoping to make it an annual event on this date every year.

“It was a great opportunity to raise money the Derian House and we worked with Anita to put the event on and opened up the coffee shop and library for the meet and greet.

“The footfall for the event was really good and 1000 free tickets were booked.

“We had a lot of Harry Potter themed stalls and activities for children and everyone really like it and came dressed up in their Hogwarts outfits.

“People really took it in good spirits and were all full of smiles.

“It was a really good day.”