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.
If 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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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
We also enjoyed taking a stroll down Diagon Alley,
stopping off at 4 Privet Drive,
and catching a ride on the 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.
We visited as part of a press event