Despite my teenage years being all but a hazy memory, I could think of no better way to spend my birthday at the weekend than at the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio tour in Hertfordshire!

Over 10 years all eight Harry Potter films were shot there and the studio tour takes you from The Great Hall to the Gryffindor common room, through Privet Drive and down Diagon Alley. Loads of props are on display and you really get to appreciate all the hard work and effort that went into making the films.

Word of warning though – butterbeer is strangely addictive and the gift shop, well let’s just say, definitely bring lots of pennies!!