The last weekend of the summer school holidayÃ‚Â was very special for us as we were invited to check the Warner Bros Studio Tour London “The Making of Harry Potter” near Watford. We are local so getting there was very easy.
Isabelle has seen the first two movies and is currently reading theÃ‚Â first book. She is in love with the wonderful world of Harry Potter, which I am very happy about as I am a huge fan too. I will never forget watching the first movie with daddy when we were still living in sunny Sydney. Back then I had no idea how huge this is going to be and that one day my 8-year-old daughter would want to be like Hermione.
After we picked up our tickets we queuedÃ‚Â for a bit before we were taken to a special room and introduced to the studios and have learnt some interesting facts from behind the scenes and also that we would need at least 3 hours to see everything without rushing. I think we spent 3.5 hours at least and can tell you that we could easily spend even longer and I am absolutely sure we will be back.
We all were given “The making of Harry potter’ passports which is a fab idea for kids. You need to find answers to a few questions, collect 6 stamps and find 13 golden snitches hidden throughout the Studio Tour.
Unfortunately our 3-year-old Olivia decided it was not for her and as we did not bring her buggy after about 40 minutes daddy made the decision to drive back home with her. It was a shame as he is a big fan too, but I think this is really not suitable for such a little person and would recommend to take your children once they are of Isabelle’s or similar age not younger.
Some people think it’s better to read the book and then see the movies and visit, but Isabelle was so keen we could not wait for her to read all the books, but she is half-way through the first book now. I believe our visit has inspired her and encouragedÃ‚Â her to read more and hopefully she will read all the books and see all the movies one day.
When we visited there was currently #SweetsAndTreats campaign going on, which was very interesting. If you remember all the amazing sweet treats from the movies, there were artists showing you how these were made. They also had samples of real food and then the artificial copy, and I bet you would not tell the difference. that’s how great they were! just look!
I took tons of photos, and obviously cannot share them all here, but the following ones are my favourite! Enjoy!
Me and Isabelle were exploring the exhibits and some things we saw were just amazing! If you follow me on Instagram you could have seen me posting a few photos and videos from our visit. If you missed them, you can still see them all on my Instagram account @KAHANKA, just scroll down and enjoy!
Thank you Warner Bros for organising free tickets for us, and cannot wait to be back to explore some more soon!