If you or your children are Harry Potter fans, a visit to the Warner Bros Studio tour is definitely a must! We visited for the first time recently and it was a great outing for the whole family, with so many things to see, and lots of hands on elements to explore too.

Warner bros studio tour London. The making of harry potterIf you visit this summer, between Monday 20th July to Sunday 6th September you will be able to experience the new sweets and treats feature, as well as all of the exhibits and features that are part of the tour all year round.

harry potter cakes and treats and sweets

As part of the Sweets and Treats feature, you will get to see how the prop food was made for the movie, with close up demonstrations and the chance to see the tables of the great hall set up with this food ready for a feast. It is extremely realistic and my boys were fascinated by seeing the lollipops made.

harrypotter lollies the making of sweets and treats

Butterbeer ice cream will also be available for the first time in the studio’s backlot cafe, which is half way around the tour, along with the frothy tankards of butterbeer to drink. The kids loved the butterbeer ice cream, it seems to be similar in flavour to butterscotch and they really enjoyed it.

trying butterbeer ice cream harry potter studiosThe butter beer drink is fizzy, with ice cream in it, and was quite different to any drink the kids had tried before! But it’s a lot of fun to try out these new foods and drinks, just like Harry Potter, and the cafe is perfectly placed mid way in the tour.

harry potter warner bros studio tour trying butter beer in the back lot cafe

When visiting the studio tour, allow plenty of time. There is so much to see in each section, that you could spend a half day looking at everything. As well as the sweets and treats, another highlight was the Hogwarts Express which was added to the tour earlier this year

harry potter hogwarts express


We also enjoyed taking a stroll down Diagon Alley,

Diagon alley at the warner bros harry potter studio tour

stopping off at 4 Privet Drive,

harry potter 4 privet drive at the warner bros harry potter studio tour


and catching a ride on the knight bus

harry potter knight bus


The Harry Potter Studio Tour makes a great day out, not only for children but for adults who are fans of the books and movie series too. I would definitely recommend a trip over the summer holidays to entertain the whole family. Do book ahead, as tickets can’t be bought on the door.

For more info and to book tickets, visit the website.


We visited as part of a press event