When it comes to our children, we want nothing but the best for them, so discovering exciting days out that will leave a smile of delight on their tiny little faces is a constant mission. We want our children to be entertained, but hope to find ways for them to spend their time that may also educate them as well.
As a parent it's also great to find activities that tickle our interests as well. A big new attraction, coming to the UK this year that is aimed squarely at your family is the Harry Potter studio tour. J K Rowlings series of 7 books have been a central part over the last decade in the lives of anyone with children, dominating films screens and forming a franchise that has swept all before it. The Harry Potter films came to a thrilling conclusion last year with the two-part wizardry of The Deathly Hallows, which attracted some of the largest audiences ever for a UK made film.
Such is the impact of these films in your children's lives that many would surely list the job of witch or wizard as an ideal vocation. The Harry Potter studio tour gives you and your family a chance to experience the magic of the films in an immersive environment. Its as close a possible to feeling like you have entered the world of Harry Potter for the day. As well as visiting sets from the movie, guests will be able to interact with props and animatronics; getting a real flavour for the process filmmaking in the course of the days. Who knows, maybe your youngest is a budding Steven Spielberg, just waiting for their creativity to be unleashed.
The layout is based on similar attractions in the US, where major studios open their doors, allowing a revealing glimpse of some of the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into filmmaking. Most studios based their tours around their biggest film franchise, so Harry Potter is taking the lead with attractions based around other blockbusters to follow.
This is as close as you are ever going to get to a visit the Hogwarts, and your junior witches and wizards are sure to be struck dumb in awe as they experience the day for themselves. In fact, enthusiasts of all ages are sure to get a kick out of being so up close and personal with the films they adore, making this a great option for the whole family.
Understandably, the initial response to this attraction has been massive with legions of devoted fans wishing to take part. Advance booking is thoroughly recommended, and indeed, if you want to visit any time this year its worth making your way over to the website and reserving some tickets. The combination of Harry Potter, and this new type of studio based attraction is an explosive combination, that has seen a stampede of interest in the run up to its launch, so without a little forward planning you, and more importantly, your children may face disappointment.