Throughout the year, the Studio Tour holds various seasonal surprises for those visiting on certain dates. Please check this page regularly for more detailed announcements or sign up to our newsletter to receive updates directly in your inbox – secrets will be revealed.
Hogwarts at Christmas
Friday 15th November – Monday 6th January 2014
The Studio Tour will undergo a festive makeover as some of the intricately-detailed sets are decorated using the actual decorations and food props seen in Harry Potter film series.
Hogwarts in the Snow
Extended to Sunday 12th January 2014 by popular demand
Experience the most magical snowfall of the season as the breathtaking Hogwarts castle model is covered in a blanket of snow. Originally due to be removed on Sunday 6th January 2014, the snow will now stay for an additional week, offering even more visitors the incredible opportunity to see the breathtaking model’s festive makeover up close.
The artificial snow used on the Hogwarts castle model throughout the Harry Potter film series was actually dendritic salt. It was chosen because it clumps like snow and even squeaks when walked on. During filming, a member of the crew would have climbed aboard a cherry picker and put salt on the model by hand with a sieve – like dusting sugar onto a cake. The same process will be used at the Studio Tour this November and samples of the different types of salt used will also be on display.
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Friday 14th - Monday 24th February 2014
Back by popular demand, animal actors from the Harry Potter film series will return to the Studio Tour this February half-term after their incredibly successful special appearance at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London earlier this year. Visitors will be able to pose for pictures with a selection of animals, trained by Head Animal Trainer Julie Tottman, as they revisit the incredible sets they frequented when working on the films. They’ll team up with their trainers to demonstrate the acting tricks they learned while working on the most successful film series of all time.