Last week I wrote about the Build-a-Bear Workshop and suggested you are never too old for a teddy bear. Well the same is true for a visit to the Warner Bros studio and their “Making of Harry Potter” tour. When C had a week off around her birthday recently there were a couple of things she wanted to do: Thorpe Park with her boyfriend and two of their mates, and take Dan to what we call “Harry Potter World”. We have been a few times and are firm fans (here is one of our previous reviews) so it was no surprise that C decided she wanted to show Mr M so he had some idea of what she was talking about.
I love the idea of having a week off work and going out for lots of day trips, dont you? A true staycation. They also went to the Spinnaker Tour in Portsmouth, with its stunning views, but visited the Cadburys shop at Gunwharf Quay and brought back a bag of misshapes which are one of my favourite things ever.
As per usual C forgot her camera in Portsmouth but made very sure she didn’t for the trip to Harry Potter. And so fab are the pics that I asked if I could share some with you to encourage you all to go.
And tell you about #WandWeek. #WandWeek is this week, to coincide with Half Term and all the info you need is on their website. As is all the info on other up and coming events, such as Bludgers and Broomsticks in the summer, Dark Arts over half term in October, and our favourite, Hogwarts at Christmas in December.
If you haven’t had a chance to see my earlier review of the Making of Harry Potter then let me fill you in. This is where the magic came to life and where you can wander on real sound stages and touch real scenes from the films. This is not a set built for tourists. This is the real deal. And, therefore, a big deal.
We loved Hogwarts at Christmas, it was truly breathtaking but having been at other times too it is still a magical experience (no pun intended) even if there isn’t a special event happening. And I can’t think about Christmas yet, even if “Christmas in July” press event invites are landing in my inbox already. But imagine this carefully covered in snow:
I think we might brave the Dark Arts event in October in preparation for Fright Night at Thorpe Park (which I am properly terrified about).