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Calling all Harry Potter superfans, these new Halloween events were made for you

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Summer may be over, but that means Halloween is well and truly on the horizon. And is there anything better to come out of October than mulled cider, toffee apples, ghost stories, incredible costumes and spooky decorated pumpkins? We think not.

However, this Halloween could be set to become your best one yet – especially if you’re a fan of all things Harry Potter.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour have announced not one, but two, Harry Potter events for Halloween that all witches, wizards, squibs and muggles can attend.


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The Dark Arts event will see a darker, and scarier side of HP take hold of the Studio Tour for 6 weeks. From Sunday 1 October to Sunday 12 November, the iconic Great Hall with will decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins. Created by Head Propmaker on all the Harry Potter films, Pierre Bohanna, the pumpkins will be modelled on those found in Hagrid’s pumpkin patch in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and they’re all hand-carved so every single one will look different. And of course, a feast will take shape: from crimson apples and cauldrons of lollipops.

And get your wands at the ready as a new interactive experience involving wand choreographer, Paul Harris, will let you quickly learn some moves and then allow you to take part in an exciting live dual with *actual* Death Eaters.

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The Great Hall in Harry Potter

But, wait for it, you can also wine and dine, and eat dessert in the Forbidden Forest. A special event, Hogwarts after Dark, will be held for two nights only after the sun has gone down. The spooky evening will begin at 7:30pm with smoking dry ice cocktails and then onto the Great Hall for a two-course meal.


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You’ll then follow a trail of spiders, like Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, into the Forbidden Forest for dessert while being surrounded by magical creatures like Buckbeak the Hippogriff and Aragog the Acromantula.

For the entire evening Death Eaters (in the original costumes from the film) will roam – including a much darker Diagon Alley.

You’ll also get the chance to meet members from the prop making department who’ll reveal some of their best kept creative secrets.  


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Sorry, did someone say floating pumpkins in the Great Hall? We’ll see you there.

The Studio Tour’s Hogwarts after Dark events will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October from 7:30pm until midnight and are open to over 18s only. Guests will be seated at round tables of 10 or 12 and tickets are priced at £240pp. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 12 September at 10am (available to purchase online here or by calling the Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900).

Images: Warner Bros

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