Take the kids to … The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros Studio, Leavesden, Herts

This tour of the behind-the-scenes magic that went into transferring JK Rowling’s stories from page to screen will delight fans of the boy wizard, especially at Christmas, but watch out for expensive extras

The retreats where famous authors found inspiration – in pictures

Former president Barack Obama is to journey to the South Pacific island of Tetiaroa, once owned by Marlon Brando, to write his memoir. Here’s a look at where other famous authors found the inspiration to write

Harry Potter’s library gets a new look – in pictures

Family fun: kids attractions here for one summer only

If your kids like owls, books, Harry Potter, Shaun the Sheep, Bob the Builder or Charlie and Lola, take them to one of these temporary attractions this summer