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UPDATE! Thank you so much to everyone who entered the Warner Bros. Studio Tour competition! We’ve had such a huge response, we’ll need some time to gather all the entries before we announce a winner.

Keep your eyes peeled, the winner will be announced within 7 days!



Earlier this year, we hosted a competition for tickets to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London which resulted in the lovely Rebecca Beesley winning, who we highly recommend following and whose day out you can see below.





After a great response, we said we may open the competition back up some time in the future. Well…


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For those who don’t know the Harry Potter series was filmed at Leavesden for all eight movies, spanning over a decade and, as the books were being released as the films were being made, many of the sets were preserved for future reference. While on this award winning tour, you will see the collection of sets, props and costumes featured over all eight movies and we’re giving you the chance to experience Christmas in the Wizarding World!

From Saturday 17th November 2018 – Sunday 27th January 2019, discover how film-makers created fire, ice and snow that never melts as the Studio Tour undergoes a magical makeover for Hogwarts in the Snow.



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You will get to see many of the iconic sets housed at the Studio Tour receive the festive transformation. These will include the Great Hall, where the stage will be decorated as it was for the Yule Ball as well as being lined with Christmas trees and the long dining tables dressed as they were for seasonal feasts at Hogwarts. The Gryffindor Common Room and Boys’ Dormitory will also be decorated with the original props including the handmade Christmas cards, some of which were created by the cast members during production.



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Fireplaces throughout the Studio Tour (including those in the Leaky Cauldron and Great Hall) will be ‘lit’ with special effects fire, the Hogwarts castle model will be transformed with a layer of film-making snow and you will even be able to touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling snow, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice.

For more information, you can visit





So, how can you be in with a chance of winning? 

We are hosting this competition across all of our social media pages so there are many ways you can win! You can enter in whatever way you are able to and each extra action will result in an extra entry. At the end of the competition, one winner will be selected at random.

There are FIVE methods of entry:



1. FOLLOW this blog on WordPress and COMMENT down below

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2.FOLLOW us on Twitter and RT to win




3.FOLLOW us on Instagram and REGRAM to win




4.LIKE us on Facebook




5.JOIN our Facebook Group




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Terms and Conditions:

  • Entry is open to entrants aged 18+
  • One winner will be chosen at random after the competition closes on 12th December 2018 at 11.59pm
  • There is no cash alternative
  • The prize does not include travel so if you are an international entrant who does not plan on travelling to the United Kingdom within one calendar year, do not enter
  • Once the competition closes, the winner will be contacted for their postal address so the gift tickets can be purchased in their name
  • The winner will be required to contact the Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900 to redeem the ticket for their chosen date and time
  • The booking needs to be made within a year from the date purchased
  • Visit for more information


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  1. October 31, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Followed:) I was just writing down my goals yesterday and visiting the warner bros studios was right at the top!

    • someonetodonothingwith
      November 13, 2018 / 11:23 pm

      Thank you Chloe! Fingers crossed! x

  2. Matthew Warman
    October 31, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Fantastic giveaway! It’s been on my to do list for a while!

  3. November 1, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. November 3, 2018 / 11:07 am

    What a great opportunity! This looks like so much fun’

  5. Gemma Howard
    November 4, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    What amazing competition, would love to win xx

  6. Hannah Small
    November 8, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    Exciting! Finers crossed I win, as I have a friend visiting London soon who I’d love to take.

  7. November 8, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    What an incredible prize for your subscribers! Stumbled across your site on the Scottish Bloggers FB page and am looking forward to exploring your site. Fingers crossed 😊

    • November 13, 2018 / 11:57 pm

      Wow, thanks Caitlin! I’ve been a bit hesitant to put myself out there as others do it so much better but happy to hear you might stick around. Fingers crossed! x

  8. Shital Sapariya
    November 9, 2018 / 1:34 am

    It would be absolutely awesome if I won this! I love Harry potter.

  9. November 9, 2018 / 8:29 am

    What a fabulous prize. My niece and her children have recently visited and really enjoyed it. Must go myself now.

    • November 14, 2018 / 12:04 am

      Thanks so much Elaine! How lovely, yes you must go, wishing you all the best! Fingers crossed! x

  10. Nicola Russell
    November 10, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Fan giveaway

  11. Kellie Collister
    November 12, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    Following on wordpress. This would be fab!

  12. Clare Moloney
    November 13, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    Please enter me to win tickets x

  13. Liam Bishop
    November 15, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Thanks! Massive Harry Potter fans in our house! Have followed all steps.

    You’re a wizard Harry!

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:14 am

      Great, thanks Liam! Fingers crossed! x

  14. November 15, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    Followed! Would love to see it all out in the snow!

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:15 am

      Thanks Laura! Fingers crossed! x

  15. Angela Dooley
    November 17, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    Count me in

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:15 am

      Sure! x

  16. Ellen Arnold
    November 18, 2018 / 9:00 am

    I would to visit during Christmas, it must be somagical

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:15 am

      I bet it is! Fingers crossed! x

  17. Margaret Gallagher
    November 25, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    SIMPLY THE BEST – the boys will be overjoyed – can just see their faces now ….. joy joy and more joy Thankyou
    Followed on all social media

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:16 am

      Thank you Margaret! x

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:16 am

      Here’s hoping! Fingers crossed! x

  18. kim neville
    December 9, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    Following on WordPress . Would love to go thanks 🙂

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:16 am

      Thanks Kim! x

  19. Sonia
    December 11, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Just followed. My niece has been asking to visit for ages. We both love Harry Potter!

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:17 am

      Thanks Sonia! Fingers crossed! x

  20. December 11, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    Followed on Facebook and tweeted. This would be amazing.

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:17 am

      Thank you! xx

  21. Nikki Hunter-Pike
    December 12, 2018 / 10:17 am

    followed! Big Harry Potter fans in our house, we visited many years ago, but now they have hogwarts and the forbidden forest too!

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:17 am

      Thank you! I know, they’re always adding something! xx

  22. Emma Howard
    December 12, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    Great prize! I’d love to visit. Following on WordPress.

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:17 am

      Thank you Emma! xx

  23. December 12, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    I’am following and have my fingers….and toes crossed! Please pop my name into the hat!

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:17 am

      Okay! 🙂 x

  24. Melanie
    December 12, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    I went a few years ago and LOVED it! Desperate to go back and take our nieces!

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:18 am

      Fingers crossed! x

  25. Adrian Bold
    December 12, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    Thanks for the competition – count me in please! Good luck everyone.

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:18 am

      You’re welcome! Thanks for entering! x

  26. Alison
    December 12, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    Accio tickets!! (If only, lol! I’ll cross my fingers instead shall I?)

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:18 am

      Haha! I believe in magic so it could work, lol! x

  27. Tracey S Anderson
    December 12, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    Wow! What a fabulous treat this is. Thank you so much for the opportunity. 🙂 x

    • someonetodonothingwith
      December 20, 2018 / 2:19 am

      You’re welcome Tracey! xx

  28. December 28, 2018 / 7:17 am

    Loved your article. Thanks for sharing. From Rental Taxis

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