Book Reading & Afternoon Tea

21st (now sold out!) and 22nd November, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

£25, 1 adult and 1 child (up to the age of 12)

Discover ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ the way Harry Potter uncovered the book… with a trip to Hogwarts at Ellenborough Park Hotel.

The original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J K Rowling, author of beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the world of magical creatures, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.

We are inviting apprentice witches and wizards to enter the world of Harry Potter at our Book Reading and special themed Afternoon Tea Buffet in the Gallery.

The afternoon will include:

  • Themed Afternoon Tea Buffet
  • Book reading from the Waterstones team dressed as wizards
  • Fun and games
  • Fancy dress is optional, there will be a prize for the best costume (adults included!)

To book, please call Events on 01242 545454 or email

Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance from Ellenborough Park.

Terms and Conditions: Full pre-payment taken at the time of booking.  Ticket price includes 1 adult and 1 child (up to the age of 12).

Afternoon Tea Buffet Menu

The Snitch – Chocolate salted caramel truffle

The Potion – A raspberry, orange and lemonade cocktail

Pumpkin Tea – A savoury pumpkin tea served in a mini beer glass

Butter Beer – Toffee/caramel flavoured cream dessert

Bertie Botts Chocolate Bar – Flavoured jelly beans set in dark chocolate

Chocolate and mint flavoured frogs

Edible candles

Selection of sandwiches