Family create Magical Harry Potter Garden to raise money for charity

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An Ayrshire garden has been completely transformed into the magical world of Harry Potter in time for Christmas.

Legend has it that a trip of Hogwarts can be achieved by heading to London Kings Cross and jumping through Platform 9 ¾.

But a new route – a bit closer to home – has opened to the iconic school of witchcraft and wizardry in Dalrymple – where one house holds its very own Chamber of Secrets.

The McMillan’s, mum Libby, 40, dad Scott and kids Kodie, 13, and Mia, 6, have turned their outdoor space into familiar settings from the hit films – taken from JK Rowling’s bestsellers.

What started off as a spooktacular Halloween plan has grown into a festive feast – which families are welcome to experience.

Young wizards can head through the magical gate and into Diagon Alley for some last minute Christmas shopping.

There they can visit Ollivanders to choose their wand, or find spell binding potions in Slug & Jiggers. For more sporty young wizards, there is also a Quidditch supply store, fully kitted out with the latest gear to help catch that gold snitch.

From there, all roads lead to Hogwarts, where pupils will be able to meet at the Great Hall – that even has the trademark levitating candles.