Over twenty years have passed since the battle of Hogwarts and Voldemort's demise. The wizarding world has had time to rebuild itself and the old wounds from the past have healed. Things have been peaceful and that peace has brought with it a new generation of witches and wizards ready to take control of their own lives but trouble is brewing on the horizon. Deep within the wizarding world there are a few individuals intent on sowing discord among their peers and after months of planning have achieved their ultimate goal - they have exposed magic to the world and are intent on using the chaos to take over. With this new revelation weighing heavily on the minds of everyone and magical/muggle relations the worst they have ever been, the next term at Hogwarts is set to be an eventful one.
Located a few minutes walk from the castle, the lake is a valued spot by many people, students and professors alike. Many come here for any reason whether it is for a swim, to ice skate, for a party or simply to relax.
A very old, large tree in the grounds of Hogwarts, the Whomping Willow was planted and has been a part of the school for over a hundred years. The sight of it isn't that great and it will attack any human who tries to go near it so watch out. By pressing a knot on the base, you can open a passage to the Shrieking Shack.
Located deep in the Forbidden Forest is a stunning waterfall. This is a very popular dating spot and the sight of it is enough to take your breath away. The water is inviting all year round and many students enjoy swimming around the base of it.
Once home to Hagrid, the groundskeeper's hut is a huge building on the edge of the Forbidden Forest. From here, the resident groundskeepers will be able to tend to the grounds and creatures which live around the school in order to complete what is written in their job description.
Thanks for the suggestion Tori. Located just opposite the quidditch pitch, the playground is a long standing focal point of the school and many of the students have spent happy hours here over the years. Complete with swings, a slide and all manner of other things, the playground is a welcome escape to all children and those wishing to relive their youth.
The grounds of Hogwarts are legendary. Vast and beautiful, many secrets are contained within together with lots of places for students and staff alike to explore and get to know. Most of the school's events are held out in the grounds.