Hogwarts in the Snow – a Christmas family treat, 2016

Hogwarts in SnowNow I know some of you who read this will have already visited the Harry Potter tour at the Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Herts.  But for those of you who haven’t yet had the chance or who haven’t been at Christmas, read on!

Between now and 29th January, the studio tour is given the festive treatment to create Hogwarts in the Snow.  All the usual features, props and sets are there, but with a Christmas twist.  The Great Hall is decked out with wreaths, Christmas trees and magically lighting plum puddings, Christmas cards (some made by the cast themselves during filming) decorate the Gryffindor common room, and a special display demonstrates how snow and ice is created for the film, making for a fascinating chemistry lesson. Everything is given a light dusting of snow, including the outside where we got covered in soap suds a flurry of snow as we stood outside the Knight Bus. Continue reading