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The Harry Potter books are among the most popular children's books of all time.
The Warner Brothers film franchise is perhaps even more wide-reaching. The magical world of Harry and Hogwarts, curses and Quidditch, the enigmatic Dumbledore and the darkest wizard of all time have captured the imaginations of legions of children.
It's no wonder there are fans of the series in almost every corner of the globe; the secret world of witches and wizards that J. K. Rowling created is so fantastically imaginative, so deeply immersive, that many kids and, indeed, adults, find it difficult to emerge when the last page is read, the last film finished.
It should really come as no surprise, then, that there are a wealth of toys on the market to satisfy all kinds of Potter enthusiasts. From Harry Potter soft toys to Harry Potter action figures, Harry Potter dolls to Harry Potter board games, fancy dress costumes and sorting hat replicas, there's something to delight even the most ardent Harry Potter fan. We've gathered together a range of the best Harry Potter toys for kids so that you can find the perfect one for your child. Take a look below!
Kidadl's Top Pick
Whilst all the Harry Potter toys on our list come highly recommended, this wand from The Noble Collection is our top pick. It's an exact likeness of the wand used by Harry in the film - something kids are sure to get a kick out of - and they'll get so much out of seeing the tip light up as they cast pretend spells!
1. The Noble Collection Harry Potter Wand
Where would a witch or wizard be without their wand? This Noble Collection replica of Harry's wand is the perfect gift for die-hard fans - an excellent tool to promote imaginative play or a great collector's item for older Potter devotees. The 14-inch replica is officially licensed by Warner Brothers and it's a near-exact copy of Harry's wand in the film, made from an intricately-detailed plastic and featuring a light-up LED tip which that adds brilliantly to the illusion of spell work. Simply wave the wand to ignite the tip, give it another wave and it will go out. It comes in a lovely storage box decorated with images from the film and requires batteries which are not included. The ultimate gift for all wizarding world enthusiasts!
- Price: £34.97
- Age: (we recommend) 6+
Best Build-It-Yourself Harry Potter Toy
2. Harry Potter Lego Hogwarts Castle
The LEGO Harry Potter range gives fans of the series the opportunity to construct their favourite buildings, scenes and vehicles from the films lovingly by hand, and no set is quite as impressive as this magnificent Hogwarts castle. The enormous set is made up of an impressive 6020 pieces so there's hours of engrossing play to be had, and the finished thing is amazingly intricate. Potter devotees will love spotting thoughtful details like the moving staircases, Hagrid's hut, the Chamber of Secrets and the Whomping Willow. Smaller wings of the castle are available separately if you don't want to fork out £350 (and we wouldn't blame you) and the Hogwarts Express and Knight Bus packs are also well worth a look.
- Price: £349.99
- Age: 16+
Best Harry Potter Board Game
3. Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Ultimate Edition Board Game
There are a wealth of Harry Potter games on the market - Harry Potter Monopoly, Cluedo, and Uno to name a few - but we liked this Potter-themed Trivial Pursuit best of all, which allows fans to really test their knowledge rather than merely adding allusions to the series to an existing game format. The 1800 questions included cover everything from Hogwarts to magical spells to The Dark Arts with questions such as 'which potion allows the drinker to assume the form of somebody else?' and 'what should you never do to a Hippogriff?'. Master each category in turn as you make your way around the board (aptly decorated with emblems of the Hogwarts houses) and prove yourself the true authority on all things Potter. The ultimate board game for fans of the franchise.
- Price: £30
- Age: 10+
Best Harry Potter Figurine Toys
4. The Noble Collection Magical Creatures, Fawkes
The Noble Collection's 'Magical Creatures' range features replicas of the series' most recognisable magical beings. Hand-painted and incredibly detailed resin figurines, they make great collectibles; lovely additions to the bookshelf for the most ardent fans of the franchise. Each figure comes on a plinth and encased in a faux-glass display box, some surrounded by extra magical artefacts. We found this Fawkes the phoenix figurine to be particularly evocative of the magic of the films, but there are Hedwig, Buckbeak and Dobby figures (amongst others) available to collect!
- Price: £27.45
- Age: 14+
Best Harry Potter Toys For Imaginative Play
5. Jada Nano Metalfigs Harry Potter Figures
These Nano Metalfigs action figures are the perfect little figurines to promote independent imaginative play. The set includes Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Percy Weasley and Arthur Weasley figures, so your child will have the key characters and a couple of extras to get them started, and expansion packs including Dumbledore, Malfoy, Sirius and the rest of the cast are available if they want to add to their collection (there are 20 figurines in total). Each little figure stands at just over 4cm tall and is from 100% die-cast metal. Despite their stature they're amazingly detailed and beautifully-painted; younger children will get so much out of playing with them and they make great collectibles for older kids. A lovely gift.
- Price: £15.90
- Age: 3+
Best Harry Potter Toys For Role Play
6. Rubie's Harry Potter Gryffindor Robe
What better way to indulge a Potter fan than to give them the opportunity to become the boy himself? This authentic Gryffindor robe is perfect for immersive role play (and particularly good paired with The Noble Collection wand featured as our top pick!) . A long hooded robe with wide sleeves, burgundy accents and an embroidered Gryffindor emblem, your child will look like Harry Potter in miniature, just ready for his first day at Hogwarts. Available in sizes from 3-10 years it's a really good quality piece of dress up kit, featuring fleecy lining and a clasp closure at the front. Just be sure to use the Rubie's size guide before purchasing, as age guides can be misleading.
- Price: £25
- Age: 3-10
Best Interactive Harry Potter Toys
7. Harry Potter Interactive Creatures, Hedwig
This interactive Hedwig toy is really magical. Featuring a special sound sensor on her chest, she can respond to different sounds; simply shout, call or clap to mobilise her! With 12 unique bird sounds and a head that rotates 180 degrees, she'll quickly become a trusty sidekick to your little Harry Potter fan. She's not as big as a real owl, naturally, but sits neatly in the palm of the hand, and would make a lovely addition to the Gryffindor robe listed above for Halloween or a fancy dress party - your child will look like The Boy Who Lived in no time. Just be mindful that batteries are needed and are not included.
- Price: £20
- Age: 4+
Best Harry Potter Toys For Tech-Lovers
8. Harry Potter Kano Build-A-Wand Coding Kit
There are tons of Harry Potter gadgets on the market, but none quite so innovative or educationally beneficial as this wand-building coding kit. It comes with wand parts, a codeable printed circuit board, batteries, stickers, a poster and a step-by-step instruction guide; all you'll need is a computer, tablet or other compatible mobile device. There are over 70 creative challenges to complete, each enabling the wand to perform different spells when its waved in front of the screen. Your child can learn how to make it levitate feathers, enlarge pumpkins and multiply goblets, and they'll love recognising the magic they've seen and read about in the series. The stickers, which feature a mandrake, pixie and troll complete with club are a fun extra touch that allow kids to customise their finished wand. The coding tasks are super simple to begin with so they won't alienate newbies, but they get progressively more challenging as they go on - which, of course, is all part of the fun. A fantastic education set that will provide hours of entertainment.
- Price: £49.95
- Age: 6+
Best Harry Potter Toys For Teens
9. Harry Potter - A History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition
The perfect gift for the older Harry Potter fan and a wonderful companion to the Harry Potter book set, this is the official guide to the 2017 British Library exhibition, 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic'. The exhibition was essentially a look at the ancient myths, magic and folklore that inspired the series, and the book is choc-full of interesting facts and welcome insights into the Potter universe. The book is separated by Hogwarts subjects (Herbology, Potions, Care of Magical Creatures etc.), and each section examines historical artefacts and offers commentary on that aspect of the magical world, all alongside favourite passages from the books and the odd juicy fact from Rowling herself. Ultimately, it's a celebration of the magic of the series and the impact its has had on kids across the world, and what better gift to give a Potter fan than that?
- Price: £14.99
- Age: 14+
Best Harry Potter Puzzle
10. Harry Potter Diagon Alley 4-in-1 3D Puzzle Set
This fantastic 3D puzzle set will allow kids to recreate the magic of Diagon Alley for themselves. There's no glue or scissors required, so children can immediately get to work constructing four the alley's most iconic buildings: Gringotts, Olivander's, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes and Quality Quidditch Supplies. Kids will love the thoughtful details throughout; we particularly liked the dragon ready to take flight from the roof of Gringotts Bank! There are four mini characters to collect, and the smiling Hagrid looks especially lovely stood waving outside Olivander's. The instructions included are simple to follow and the build itself is so much fun; and with 339 pieces there's enough to keep your little one occupied for a good few hours. Hogwarts castle and Hogwarts Express sets are available too, if your child wants more!
- Price: £20
- Age: 8+
Best Harry Potter Toys For Kids Who Love Crafts
11. Harry Potter Scrap Book Set
This Harry Potter scrap book set is the perfect gift for crafty kids. With a lovely notebook emblazoned with the Hogwarts crest and over 65 pieces to decorate its pages, there's room for real creativity here. The pieces included are really lovely, too; there are wooden letters, stamps, an ink pad, feathers, ribbons, stickers, gel pens and glue, as well as glittery paper sheets in the Hogwarts house colours and 10 special themed cards displaying popular spells. All this for just £16.99; a really comprehensive, good value set.
- Price: £16.99
- Age: (we recommend) 8+
Best Harry Potter Stationery
12. Harry Potter Antique Feather Dip Pen Set
This quill pen and ink set would make a lovely gift. It includes a beautiful feather calligraphy pen, an ink pot, pen holder and five extra nibs, the perfect set to get little calligraphers going. Each feather is unique and the pen writes beautifully; kids will get so much out of imitating Dumbledore's slanting handwriting or pretending they're taking notes in transfiguration. It comes beautifully packaged in a themed box complete with images from the film and a letter informing your child that they have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Magic.
- Price: £16.99
- Age: (we recommend) 12+
Best Harry Potter Game For Logical Thinkers
13. Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set
Chess is one of the most educationally beneficial board games out there, and one that logically-minded children will particularly enjoy. This Harry Potter edition is inspired by Rowling's wizarding version, in which the king, queen and knights all move across the board of their own volition and viciously smite the opponent's pieces when a winning play is made. Of course, this board does not have magical properties, but the moulded pieces are replicas of the ones used in the giant game Harry, Ron and Hermione have to play in their epic journey to reach The Philosopher's Stone, and fans will love to imagine they are part of the adventure. The pieces are plastic and the board is cardboard, so it's not a set that will withstand a lot of rough handling, but it's a great way to get Potter-loving kids focused, engaged and thinking critically.
- Price: £49.99
- Age: 7+
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