Going that extra mile to ‘staycation’ at home

There has been much excitement this week in the press about London 2012 and it is not about the Olympics. It has been announced that this time next year the Harry Potter phenomenon is set to continue beyond the final film of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, with the opening of a permanent attraction dedicated to the most famous wizard in the world. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter, is a grand undertaking, with locations, sets and exhibits from all eight films and it is sure to be a fabulous addition to the capital’s canon of world class attractions.

Using actual sets and props from the films, rather than the reproductions made for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction in Orlando, gives the UK an edge when it comes to providing an authentic Harry Potter experience. The size and scale of the attraction also reflects the increasing desires for people to find their leisure breaks closer to home. Holidaying at home is not just the most cost effective option, it may be the best option too, for families looking to fill leisure time through a full range of fun-packed family activities.

2012 is set to be a landmark year for UK sports and leisure but with all the great deals currently available on coach tours, hotel stays and short breaks there is no excuse for not stealing a march and beating the crowds. There are plenty of superb theme park attractions to be enjoyed in the UK’s cities and seaside resorts and some terrific special offers available to help families make the most of them. The hotels, holiday parks and resorts of the UK are well versed in going that extra mile to ensure the best levels of hospitality and to provide the best reasons for spending holidays at home.

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