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Visiting No.4 Privet Drive at Warner Bros Studio Tour

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June 1, 2016

Yesterday we visited Warner Bros. Studio Tour for their 15th anniversary celebrations of the film The Philosophers Stone and the chance to go inside No.4 Privet Drive which is only open to the public between 27th May and 6th June.
This is our third visit to the Studios and it is still as breathtaking and magical as the first time we went and I get goosebumps as soon as I walk in the door.
Warner Bros Studio Tour
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is a unique attraction offering visitors the ultimate opportunity to journey behind the scenes of Harry Potter and experience the magic that has gone into creating the most successful film series of all time. After a brief cinematic introduction you get to step inside the Great Hall, walking the same York Stone floor that welcomed the new pupils, seen the Yule Ball and witnessed the odd duel.
Warner Bros Studio Tour
In the Great Hall itself you get to see unique House Points beads system, the Sorting Hat and the costumes of each house system as well as some of the teaching staff.
 
Warner Bros Studio Tour
Progressing out of the Great Hall the kids had their eyes peeled for some Golden Stitches to find from their passport activity books, whilst we got to look lots of new wigs and costumes that were on display, including the Dursley’s.
Warner Bros Studio Tour
We continued around, looking for answers for the kids passports in the Boys’ Dormitory and Gryffindor Common Room. Dumbledore’s Office is always a highlight as there is so much to see but the kids love the Potion Room, complete with magic potions being stirred, all by themselves. A new exhibit is the Special Effects and we learned just how all those letters got through the Dursley’s door so quickly and how to pick up a broomstick magically.
Warner Bros Studio Tour
Platform 9¾ is always a firm favourite, with a chance to pose pushing the trolley through the wall or just seeing the huge red train itself.
Hogwarts Express
After a quick train ride and escaping a creepy Dementor it was time to head outside to No.4 Privet Drive.
Privet Drive
I had no idea what to expect as we headed inside but there was only one word for it – WOW!
No.4 Privet Drive
The whole room was filled with hundreds of Harry’s Hogwarts letters created by MinaLima, the graphic designers for all eight Harry Potter films, will be suspended in the air as though they’ve flown through the fireplace!
No.4 Privet Drive
The final part of the tour takes you through the special effects department and onto Diagon Alley and finally a huge Hogwarts Castle Model.
Hogwarts
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is a must for any Harry Potter fan, but be quick if you want to see No.4 Privet Drive you need to be quick as it is only open until 6th June.

 
 
 
 

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  1. Reply

    Michelle

    June 1, 2016

    This is such a cool place to visit if you’re a Harry Potter fan – love that you can now go inside No. 4 Privet Drive – seems like a good excuse for us to re-visit!

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    Otilia @romanianmum

    June 1, 2016

    Looks fun! My eldest only watched one of the movies but I think we will watch the rest this summer!

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    Gill

    June 1, 2016

    Looks a great day out, love the picture of your kids – did she realise what he was up to? Love pics like this, make me laugh x

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    Rachel

    June 1, 2016

    This looks so cool, I really want to do it x

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    Sara-Jayne

    June 1, 2016

    What an experience! I would LOVE to visit – I met Hedwig at Britmums a few years ago and was star struck 😉

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    mama syder

    June 2, 2016

    We keep saying we want to visit but don’t get around to it. Maybe this summer x

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    Nayna Kanabar

    June 2, 2016

    This sounds like a great day out I am a big Harty Potter Fan.

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    Hannah

    June 2, 2016

    I went a few years ago and I need to go again – there is so many new things!

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    Lianne

    June 2, 2016

    My eldest went with the school last week and loved it. It does look a great place!

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    Jen Walshaw

    June 2, 2016

    We are desperate to go back and visit. It is such a cool place. We never saw inside Privet Drive – you are so lucky

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    Gemma

    June 2, 2016

    I want to go! I love that you can actually go inside the house! Looks like you all had a great time x

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    Sabina @MummyMatters

    June 2, 2016

    It’s amazing isn’t it. It looks like there have been a few new additions since we last visited. The Hogwarts Express definitely wasn’t there. Gutted I won’t be able to make it before Privet Drive closes 🙁

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    Lucy Dorrington

    June 3, 2016

    This place looks amazing and I actually really want to go… but I think I need to read the books or watch the films first! *ahem*

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    Where To Next Kids?

    June 3, 2016

    This just sounds amazing. I can’t believe it’s the 15th anniversary already

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    ghostwritermummy

    June 4, 2016

    I think its definitely time I read and watched Harry Potter!! Haha, this looks amazing though. I’d love to do a tour of a proper film studio and I know this one is fab xx

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    Emma

    June 4, 2016

    It looks absolutely fabulous. One definitely on our list for when we are back in the UK at some point! 🙂

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    Michelle Murray

    June 5, 2016

    We visited last week too and although it was our second visit we hadn’t seen the Hogwarts Express before and obviously No.4 Privet Drive. Such a magical place

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    Cass@frugalfamily

    June 6, 2016

    We loved our day here!
    It’s great that they’re always changing it up here so you really can go more than once x x

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