It’s Christmas Eve-Eve! For my last post before Christmas I thought I would post about doing the Harry Potter Studio Tour around this time last year. I didn’t get a chance to write about it back then, but had to now as between September and November I re-read all the Harry Potter books and am seriously considering starting at the beginning again. Normally at this time of year I enjoy watching the films, something which always makes me feel festive, so I’ll probably put them on this evening when I’m finishing my wrapping. I recently saw and loved Magical Beasts And Where To Find Them and am looking forward to reading the book. I read The Cursed Child script on the way back from Svalbard and loved it, so would really like to see the play at some point.

When we visited the Harry Potter studio tour it had been transformed for Winter and Hogwarts was covered in snow. We wandered around the tour at our own pace and I took 398420394823 photos, but have picked some of my favourite moments to share.

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The potions class and Diagon Alley were by far my favourite parts of the tour. We tried butterbeer and whilst I have to admit it wasn’t my favourite thing in the whole world, Aaron was completely repulsed by it which I found amusing.


After visiting I had a go at making my own butterbeer cupcakes which were still bitter but a lot nicer in my opinion, although they were horrifically sugary. I can’t remember the recipe but will have to attempt them again for our annual Harry Potter marathon.

I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas <3