Monday 29 June 2015

Harry Potter: Sweets and Treats Tour

Wow. Several people have mentioned to me how fabulous the Warner Bros Studios and Harry Potter set tour is, so I shouldn't really have been that surprised when we went along last Thursday after school. It is totally amazing, a magical place. I loved the Harry Potter books and films, but wouldn't say I was a fanatic, just a fan. No-one could fail to be impressed with what has been created for the Studio Tour though.

My 10 year old girl and I were invited along to a preview of the upcoming 'Sweets and Treats' feature which will take place this summer. From 20th July to 6th September, visitors will be treated to displays and demonstrations showing how props and real bakes were created for the films. Techniques used to construct delicacies such as the floating pudding from the Chamber of Secrets and Gillyweed from the Goblet of Fire will be shown in the Ministry Munchoes kiosk from the Order of the Phoenix. Butterbeer ice cream will be available to purchase for the first time, as well as frothy tankards of this delicious drink.

We enjoyed playing the #realorfake guessing game - see if you can tell which is which from these items shown below? You'll have to leave me comments if you want to know the answers.... 

Here's a top Harry Potter fact for you - film makers created slugs out of orange flavoured jelly so they didn't taste so bad for Ron when he was throwing them up in the Chamber of Secrets!

After our demonstrations, we were left to wander the rest of the attraction, and saw such delights as the Night Bus, Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express. Our favourite part was the green screen action where you can ride in the car or on a broomstick - photos and videos at extra cost of course, but an amazing souvenir.

If you want an inkling of just how fabulous this place is, then watch my video montage below, which shows only a small amount of what there is to see. 

Maybe you'd like to keep it all as a surprise though, and book your tickets now?! I'd definitely recommend it. Tickets must be pre-booked and are available at or by calling 0845 084 0900.

Disclaimer: we were invited along to this event for free; all opinions are honest and our own.