Are you looking for somewhere to take the kids on a day out ? Or even somewhere to take yourselves pretending to be kids again after reading J.K. Rowling's wonderful books :-)
We have just been to visit Harry Potter world over half term and had a wonderful day out
The Harry Potter film series made Leavesden its home for more than ten years. As the books were still being released while the films were being made, the production crew saved many of the iconic sets, props and costumes that were created especially for the films – just in case they were ever needed later on in the series.
Once filming wrapped on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2010, the production crew were left with a treasure trove of thousands of intricate and beautifully-made artefacts, many of which wouldn’t have been saved on a typical production.
The team behind Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter wanted to preserve and showcase these iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand. Many of the original cast and crew returned to reassemble the sets and record their memories from filming, and on 31st March 2012, the Studio Tour opened its doors.
Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects.
Our visit was with children aged 8 and 4 and it was brilliant for both of them - and me ! They loved seeing the film sets and all of their favourite things from the films Pushing the trolley through Platform 9 3/4 was a highlight :-)
The Forbidden Forest was the only thing that phased a 4 year old with it's "scary spiders "
And there were lots of interactive things to get involved with also, plus pretending to be in the actual films
Brilliant to wander through the familiar places and see favourite faces along the way
Great day out for all and we would love to go again !
Thank you J.K.Rowling for amazing stories to inspire imaginations