Summer vacation means resting and releasing stress – especially for students. For Potterheads, summer means spending time rereading the whole Harry Potter book series and rewatching the movies. But hey, try some other ways to spend the summer Harry Potter-style! Here are some things you can do to make this summer Potterific:
1) Visit The Nook Café
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Located in Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, this Harry Potter-themed café would make every Potterhead squeal in delight! There are couches you can slump into and read the books you can borrow from the café while eating food and pastries or drinking their own version of Butterbeer!
2) Read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Original Script Book
If you didn’t get the chance to watch it on stage or read it in the middle of the school year, now is the perfect time to catch up on the latest Harry Potter book! Written by our beloved J.K. Rowling herself, the magical eighth book of the series tells the story of Harry Potter 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts. Discover how Harry managed being an auror for the Ministry of Magic and be a father and a husband at the same time. Oh, and get ready for some ultimate plot twists!
You might also like other books in the Harry Potter series. We have them on special discounted prices for you to enjoy this summer!
- The Harry Potter Set of Books 1 to 7.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 4
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
3) Join a Harry Potter community and make new friends!
There are a lot of Potterhead communities out there you can join to bond over the Harry Potter series! One of them is Pinoy Harry Potter or Hogwarts Philippines or simply PHP. Established in 2001, PHP provides a venue for Filipino Harry Potter fans to meet and share their love for the books, movies, and J.K. Rowling herself! Members are sorted into houses and each house earns points by participating in the organization’s events like charities! Visit their site: http://www.thehpalliance.org/pinoy_harry_potter_chapter
4) Play at Mystery Manila’s WORLD OF WIZARDRY: Harry Potter-Inspired Mystery Room
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Bring your friends, unlock the mysteries of the room and get to experience wizard stuff like potion-making and casting spells! You will be given an hour to use your wizarding skills to conjure spells, solve the puzzles, and get out of the room. Plus, you get to wear Harry Potter-inspired robes! Drop by at the 2nd floor of G.A. Yupangco Building, Jupiter St. and Gil Puyat Avenue corner Reposo St., Brgy. Bel Air, 1200 Makati City. They’re open Mondays to Fridays at 1 PM to 9:30 PM, and Holidays/Saturdays/Sundays at 9 AM to 9:30 PM. Check out this website for rates and other details: http://www.ourawesomeplanet.com/awesome/2015/01/mystery-manila-world-of-wizardry.html
5) Finally, you can get a head-start of the school year by being Hermione Granger-ish
If you’re taking advance units in school this summer, you can try studying like a Granger! Start reading or scanning your textbooks and assigned readings to give you an idea of what the summer classes or the new school year has in store for you!
Partner it with your Hogwarts-house-themed journal and jot down important parts.
Ready for some Harry Potter-kind-of-summer? Head straight to National Book Store and check out our COMPLETE line of Potter books and souvenirs to satisfy your craving for magical wizardry! We ship everything FREE NATIONWIDE when you purchase a minimum of P1,000.
Enjoy the best discounts when you shop online!