- The 'Making of Harry Potter' studio tour - perfect for Harry Potter fans
- Tread the stone floors of the Hogwarts Great Hall
- Wander down Diagon Alley
- A two course lunch at De Vere Hunton Park
- £46 per adult; £37 per child
Fly on a broomstick and taste Butter Beer on this absolutely magical Harry Potter studio tour. The world of wizards, wands and crazy creatures comes properly to life when you go on a tour of the very studios where the amazing Harry Potter movies were filmed. And, yes, they are the real sets.
As soon as you step into the reception area you know you are in for a treat, with huge pictures of the Harry Potter stars all around you and a very cinematic feel to the whole place. All studio tours are self-guided, so Harry Potter fans can walk around at their own pace. And, in case you were wondering, photographs are allowed everywhere on the tour, except for the inside the studio's cinema and in the famous Harry Potter green screen room.
Before heading into the studio where the tour starts proper, you pass through the pre-show cinema and then it's straight out and into the wonderful Great Hall, which was built in 2000 for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This is where the students ate their meals and received daily owl post, and it has featured in six of the Harry Potter films. We think this is a real highlight.
Next up is Dumbledore's office, which is as full of dusty old books, as you'd imagine. Then try your hand at a little bit of Harry Potter alchemy in the Potions Room, before continuing your studio tour to the somewhat cluttered but very welcoming Burrow, home to the Weasley family.
Props play a huge part in Harry Potter films, and you'll get to see the purple triple-decker bus, goblin masks, hundreds of wands and even a life-size fully animatronic Buckbeak, who you'll meet, too.
It is such a creative place here that you'll soon start to wonder who comes up with all ideas to bring to life the gizmos and gadgets described by JK Rowling. Well, on this tour you'll be let into all the studio's secrets, from the initial drawings and sketches from the art department, to how the crew builds the sets, including the brilliant Hogwarts Castle and the higgledy-piggledy buildings on Diagon Alley.
Each Harry Potter studio tour is also very interactive. You'll get to see where Butter Beer is brewed (one of only two places in the whole wide world) and may even be able to sample it. But, be warned, we think it is definitely an acquired taste! We also love the fact that you can try your hand at riding a broomstick. Built on special moving rigs, you will be filmed in front of a chroma green screen. With a little wizardry in the post-production suite, you will be flying through the star-lit night sky, cape billowing in the wind.
With enough to see and do for around three hours, our Harry Potter studio tours are bound to delight HP fans of any age – even Mums and Dads will love it. You will also love the two-course lunch at the nearby De Vere Hunton Park hotel – a charming Queen Anne house a short drive away from the wizardy world of Harry Potter – which you can enjoy before or after the tour.
- The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour at the Warner Bros Studio
- Tread the stone floors of the Hogwarts Great Hall and wander down Diagon Alley
- Tour time is 2-3 hours
- A two-course lunch at De Vere Hunton Park
Who is the experience suitable for?A
• Child vouchers are for under 16s
• Children must be accompanied by a participating adult
When can I do this?A
The studio is open for tours most days – check their website here.
Where can I do this?A
• Warner Brothers Studio, Hertfordshire
• Lunch at the De Vere Hunton Park Hotel, a three minute drive from the studio
Can I bring spectators?A
Unfortunately this experience is not suitable for spectators.
What additional information is there?A
• Both Harry Potter Studio Tour and De Vere Hunton Park can accommodate wheelchair users
• Extras, such as the broomstick ride with photos or a DVD, have a surcharge payable in situ.
How does this work?A
All you have to do is pay for the experience and we’ll send a voucher through the post, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
What about insurance?A
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.