Dressed as Hagrid and Hermoine at Harry Potter

Were the real Hagrid and Hermione on the VICTA tour?

In October VICTA took a group of Harry Potter fans (some of them super-fans) to the Harry Potter Studio Tour. This activity was offered to our 18 – 29 year olds, who came unassisted and our 7 – 16 year olds, who came with one carer. The tour proved to be extremely popular with all the places filled within a matter of hours. We booked our tour to coincide with Halloween and the studios were hosting a special dark arts exhibition. It was a perfect place to spend this spooky date – surrounded by witches, wizards, goblins and all manner of magical creatures.

Feeling some Harry Potter Studio exhibits

Interacting with some of the exhibits at Harry Potter Studios

The studio provided our group with interactors who had an in-depth knowledge of the films and the studio. They have incredible insider knowledge of what went on behind the scenes during the filming of these hugely successful movies. It was sometimes hard to keep the group together and close to the interactors but the studio increased numbers and they were able to help our young people have a more involved experience.

Butterbeer and Motorbikes at Harry Potter

Trying butter beer and Hagrid’s motorbike

Neither VICTA nor the studio had ever hosted anything like this before, and it was an exciting prospect. We were given priority at queues which helped beat the crowds and our group had the opportunity to touch and feel some of the props and artifacts while the interactor brought the studio to life.

The VICTA group in front of the model of Hogwarts

The 18+ group in front of the incredible Hogwarts model

Overall, it was a wonderful day for our young Harry Potter fans, and a perfect opportunity to make new friends and socialise over a shared experience.

Outside the Dursley's house on Privet Drive

Outside the Dursley’s house on Privet Drive


Vinnie and Graham enjoying the Harry Potter Studio tour

Vinnie and Graham enjoying the Harry Potter Studio tour

 

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