This digital 'Harry Potter' escape room lets you visit Hogwarts from your couch

This digital 'Harry Potter' escape room lets you visit Hogwarts from your couch

More than 20 years since JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - the first of seven books in the remarkable series - was first published, we remain entranced by the boy wizard.

Seven books, eight movies, a spinoff movie series, countless theme parks, shops and attractions later, Harry Potter has become part of the very cultural foundation of a generation - a reference point in much the same way as The Beatles, or Thierry Henry.

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Indeed, for many, the prospect of getting a Hogwarts letter upon turning 11 was the ultimate childhood fantasy: being whisked away to a castle to learn magic with your friends.

However, unless I'm missing out on then best magical education life has to offer, that Hogwarts letter never arrived for us in reality.

That's where this digital Harry Potter escape room comes in: a welcome slice of escapism amid the social distancing many countries are adopting at the moment.

The best part? It's totally free for you to enjoy! It was devised by staff at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA. and it's sure to transport you straight into the hallowed walls of Hogwarts.

As you begin the challenge, you learn that you're in your first year at Hogwarts and that you'll be watching clips from the Potter movies, answering questions, solving riddles and completing challenges such as figuring out how to do spells and navigating the complex exchange rate of wizard currency.

It would also be a fun and stimulating activity to do with your kid if they're off school and fast running out of fun things to do. All you'll need to start enjoying the Potter-themed escape room is a device, internet connection and browser.

If you want to have a go at the digital Harry Potter escape room, simply click here.