Faye McCrink, eight, at the Harry Potter themed craft event at Stroud Library

Wannabe witches, wizards and muggles were welcomed to Stroud Library on Saturday for an afternoon of magical activities.The library, in Lansdown, hosted a Harry Potter themed craft event for children and adults alike.

 Actor Chris Rankin, who plays Percy Weasley in the film, was on hand to answer questions from Potter fans and there was even a visit from a live owl.

Youngsters, many dressed as their favourite Hogwarts characters, were also able to play a game of Quidditich, make their own wands and wizard hats, take part in colouring competitions and eat magical food.

The magical fun was not just for established Potter fans – library staff are hoping the event introduced new readers to J.K. Rowling’s world of Harry Potter.

It was part of Harry Potter Book Night, organised by Bloomsbury Children’s Books.