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Harry Potter or film mad? Want to visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour on 23 March and report back for MN? NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Mar-16 10:59:57

We have been asked by the team at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter to find around 75 MNers and their families to attend a special event for MNers at the Studio Tour (near Watford) to experience the attraction (and have a couple of extra treats) and to report back to the rest of MN.

They say "step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter™ film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts™ Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley™. Located at the Studios where all eight films were produced, the Studio Tour showcases the incredible British talent, imagination and artistry that went into making the impossible a reality on screen. Visitors will relive the magic through the eyes of the filmmakers who brought the Harry Potter film series to life".

We're looking for families to attend a tour of the studios where there will be some special treats for MN families - including a free souvenir guidebook, food during the tour (hot dog/goujons/mac and cheese per person from the Backlot Cafe), glass of wine/beer/soft drink and a Butterbeer taster! There will also be a chance to have a group photo in the flying car smile.

This is a special event for MNers who love the Harry Potter films or even film making in general.

The tour is aimed at children aged 8+ but if you have younger children they can attend if you wish. It's accessible to all including buggies.

The event will take place
Near Watford North London
On Wednesday 23rd March
Arrival from 4pm (must arrive by 5pm) and the tour lasts around 3 hours. Note there may be some waiting around when you arrive due to being allocated the next available tour.

There is a free on-site car park, which is a short walk away from the entrance to the Studio Tour, with designated disabled parking. For those arriving by train, a shuttle bus runs to and from Watford Junction train station every 20 minutes (£2.50 return).

MNers can attend with their partner and children - please specify your group size on the sign up form.

You will need to make your own way to the event and attendance is strictly by invitation only!

After the event, we'd need you to please give your feedback on a thread on MN - and add a review in the MN days out section (here)

If you'd like to attend please add your details here and we will be in touch with selected MNers asap. NOTE: there will be a strict list of names and party size on the door.

All MNers who share their feedback of the Studio Tour and add a review will be entered into a prize draw where two lucky MNers will win a goody bag containing a Harry Potter wand, Fizzing Whizzbees, Peppermint Toads, Chocolate Frog and a packet of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans (worth £57.75).

Thanks and good luck!

ShowOfHands Thu 10-Mar-16 11:49:48

What a brilliant, brilliant opportunity.

I'd come with bells on. Literally if it helps.

Titsalinabumsquash Thu 10-Mar-16 11:54:48

ME! Me please? Also me! It's my birthday today so really it would be rude not to pick me. grin

ShowOfHands Thu 10-Mar-16 12:02:30

Just me and Tits then. Offer closed. Nothing to see here.

Cheesecake53 Thu 10-Mar-16 12:05:10

My DS is 11 and Harry Potter mad. He would be thrilled to be able to go smile.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Mar-16 12:14:29


Just me and Tits then. Offer closed. Nothing to see here.


LocalEditorEssex Thu 10-Mar-16 12:20:53

Me please !!!!!

DurhamDurham Thu 10-Mar-16 12:22:14

I'm prepared to travel from Durham........walking grin

What a brilliant opportunity. Isn't Mumsnet just the best.

(And Warner Bros of course, they are brilliant too.)

LocalEditorEssex Thu 10-Mar-16 12:22:26

<off to check whether kids are at school that day or not>

has no idea when the holidays are

OohMrDarcy Thu 10-Mar-16 12:28:26

I'm in - LOVE the place!!!

TooMuchOfEverything Thu 10-Mar-16 12:31:00

Oh my life. I would LOVE this. It's nearly my birthday too.

cake Tits good luck everyone.

asuwere Thu 10-Mar-16 12:31:03

DS2 would LOVE this, sadly at school a few hundred miles away sad
Am sure Show and Tits will enjoy it tho winkenvy

ApollO88 Thu 10-Mar-16 12:31:19

Me and hubby want to go there for our mini moon! We got married in November and still haven't gotten around to booking! Huge hp fans here!

DurhamDurham Thu 10-Mar-16 12:37:30

P.S. Just to clarify I won't be walking and if lucky enough to be chosen we plan on driving.......just in case Mumsnet thought I was being a tad optimistic about my chances of making it on foot grin

Teladi Thu 10-Mar-16 12:46:02

Sooooooooooooooooooo jealous

notagiraffe Thu 10-Mar-16 12:49:43

Yes. Yes yes yes please. DC have wanted to go for years and twice planned visits have been jinxed. Third time lucky?
Giraffusfamiliaspreferrisimus - there - I have cast a spell on you. You have to pick us now.

starsandamoon Thu 10-Mar-16 12:50:16

I Would love love this grin please mumsnet

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 10-Mar-16 12:51:30

can't believe no one has spotted my special way of travelling shock

Shizzy Thu 10-Mar-16 12:53:24

Me! Me! Me!

Shizzy Thu 10-Mar-16 12:54:34

I spotted it AnnMumsnet but I've opted for Floo powder.

StuffYouAllInTheCrust Thu 10-Mar-16 12:57:28

Meeeeeeeeee! Any chance a confundous charm would work on the person who chooses who goes?! grin

TooMuchOfEverything Thu 10-Mar-16 13:03:38

I so nearly put Broomstick Anne grin and then I worried I would look like I was sucking up. Anyway so here am I sucking up on this thread instead. wink

(Of course if I am actually picked I shall travel by Thestral)

TooMuchOfEverything Thu 10-Mar-16 13:04:20

Sorry! Ann not Anne.

MargotLovedTom Thu 10-Mar-16 13:13:40

I did toy with broomstick option as I'm feeling a bit of a witch today wink.

Wardrobespierre Thu 10-Mar-16 13:18:43

I'll be apparating for the record.

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