It seems like it was only last month the children were off school and on the summer holidays. And yet, another year has come round just as soon.
Thinking of ways to entertain the little bundles of joy can be as difficult as it is to keep the house clean with them running around at home. So how about taking them out on a day visit to their favourite school?
Kids’ favourite summer school
It was a film even the parents enjoyed watching. Now it’s time to take up the opportunity of a lifetime and visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour. See the sets used for filming, exclusive behind the scenes clips of the actors, the making of Harry Potter and of course, the highlight of the tour: the beautiful model castle.
This impressive grand finale to the magical Harry Potter Experience is a perfect 1:24 scale model of Hogwarts Castle, with such intricate and exquisite detail that it’s hard to leave without feeling enchanted.
The work that went into bringing the fairy-tale School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to life was so extensive that should the hours that went into building and reworking be added up, it would come to over 74 years! And the end result is a once in a lifetime chance to visit the real Hogwarts. Take a look at a 360° simulation of the masterpiece on the Warner Brothers website wbstudiotour.co.uk.
Every door is hinged, real plants are used for landscaping and miniature birds are used in the Owlery. The 50-foot model has over 2,500 fibre optic lights that simulate lanterns and torches and even give the illusion of students passing through the hallways.
No other model experience in Britain has the same attention to detail designed to delight, dazzle and throw all Harry Potter fans and every adult with a sense of adventure and wonder into a state of delirium.
Reviews from over 10,000 people on TripAdvisor have rated the experience as a five star event and said that the model castle “was the cherry on the cake of a wonderful day out.”
As well as offering a range of great features all-year round, the Warner Bros studio tour is also know for hosting a series of special events and exhibitions. These usually coincide with major holidays – such as Halloween and Christmas – but there have also been animal meet-and-greet sessions where visitors have had the chance to get to know the animal stars of the franchise.
You can find details of upcoming events at the studio on their website but for a rough idea of what you can expect, this article on TimeOut from last September highlights some of the main features of last year’s Halloween spook-tacular.
The right choice
So, whether you’re looking for something different to do with the kids or want to find a way to keep Potter-mania under control, the Warner Bros Studio Tour is for you.
The atmosphere, detail and effort gone into the Harry Potter Studio Tour will make this a truly magically day out, not just for the kids, and not just for the die hard Potter fans, but for everyone.