Saturday, 3 January 2015

A very Harry New Year!

We started the new year off with a visit to the Warner Bros Studios in Watford to see "Hogwarts in the Snow". And I honestly don't think I've ever taken so many photos in my life. So you're in for it, I'm afraid...


Since it was Twelve-year-old's birthday, the tour guide let him open the doors to the Great Hall of Hogwarts and let everyone in (which made him grin like a loon!)




There were massive Christmas trees and decorations everywhere - flaming puddings in the Great Hall and the remains of a Christmas dinner in the Burrow. And the spectacular model of the castle was covered with snow!
The Burrow
The Potions dungeon
Diagon Alley
Olivanders






Halfway through the tour we stopped for some Butterbeer. And it was gak. 



After that, we went on the Knightbus, Sirius Black's motorbike, the Flying Ford Anglia and the Hogwart's Bridge. We also visited the Potters' Avada Kedavra'ed cottage and the Dursley's house at 4 Privet Drive. But they weren't in.












And then - finally - the giant model in the snow. I took dozens of pictures but there aren't any that show how enormous and spectacular it really is. You'll have to go and see it yourselves - recommend!



3 comments:

  1. That brought back some happy memories of our visit to the studios. Amazing aren't they? Agree about the butterbeer, an acquired taste! It was really snowing when we went which added to the magic.Having just dropped youngest back to uni today was in need of some cheerful reminders, she is a massive HP fan so we took her for her 18th!

    Happy New Year, Helen, lots to look forward to this year. xx

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  2. Happy New Year to you too, Suzanne.
    I still remember your blog post about your own trip to the studios - I was VERY jealous. (Eight-year-old says he's ready to go back again already!)

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  3. How delightful. Wish I could see it. Happy New Year!

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