Posted on May 20, 2015

Harry Potter at Kirstall Abbey


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On Saturday, I went somewhere magical.

At Kirstall Abbey in Leeds, there was a showing of Harry Potter & the Dealthy Hallows part 2.

I’ve never been to an outdoor cinema before so I was curious and excited.

I’m a massive Harry Potter fan and the event, hosted by Sneaky Experience, seemed so much fun. It wasn’t just a showing of the film, but before there were magic shows, potion classes, fire eaters, food and drinks at the Sneaky Caldron.

I went with fellow bloggers Hayley, Sharon, her husband, and her friend who has just started blogging, Cindy.

OF COURSE I DRESSED UP. Like a school girl. I know that I’m almost 30 but I DO NOT CARE.

Here’s pictures of me not caring:

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When we went into the grounds of Kirstall Abbey, we were greeted with characters from the movies and there was even live owls there!

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We wonder over to the Sneaky Cauldron for a drink, where I ordered a Love Potion which was prosecco, cranberry and some blue sparkly bits in it.

I was over excited when I saw the floating candles. It was a bit embarrassing. Doom.

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After having fun times in the grounds, we went and sat down.

It was such an amazing place to watch it, very fitting to the film and they made the atmosphere pretty amazing.

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It was a fun night and I really suffered the next day with a hangover. Wine is terrible. I’m never drinking again.



  • Reply Candice May 20, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Aww so awesome!!


  • Reply Anca May 20, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Love the outfit!!! Looks like you had a great time 🙂
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  • Reply Lucy May 20, 2015 at 8:20 am

    What a superb event you look brilliant glad you endorsed your inner child. Looks like you had fun Lucy x
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  • Reply Natasha May 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

    This is so cool! I love your outfit, especially the robe, very cool. The castle grounds look amazing too. I’ve never been to an outside cinema, but I can imagine it’s brilliant. – Tasha

    • Reply Corinne May 24, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      It was my first time and it was fantastic!

  • Reply Shaira Manalo May 20, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Ohh this is a nice experience!! <3 I would like to attend events like this too especially that it's a Harry Potter one 🙂

    Have a great day!


  • Reply Hayley May 20, 2015 at 10:32 am

    My face is on your blog, I am famous… WHERE IS MY FAMOUS CROWN?
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  • Reply Joanna May 20, 2015 at 10:39 am

    This sounds AMAZING and it looks like you had a great time!!!!
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  • Reply KizzyDoll May 20, 2015 at 10:50 am

    This looks amazing!! I love Harry Potter & I am over 30 and I do not care either, I have my own Harry Potter shirt as well, ha!! What a brilliant thing to go to :)) x
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    • Reply Corinne May 24, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Haha! Not caring 🙂

  • Reply Jackie Harrison May 20, 2015 at 11:45 am

    This place look like so much fun and how cute you look in the Harry Potter Costume cool post I need to show my little nieces they love Harry Potter.

  • Reply Suze The Luxury Columnist May 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    This looks great fun, and the Love Potion sounds delicious!
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  • Reply Olivia May 20, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    “I’m never drinking again” – me after every night out 😉
    Love how you dressed up -that’s definitely what i would do! What a cool experience!
    Olivia xxx
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    • Reply Corinne May 24, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Haha, it was the worst hangover I’ve had in a while!

  • Reply Celeste May 20, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    That looks like SO MUCH FUN!! It’s so awesome that you live near to some of the places where the movies were filmed. And speaking of Harry Potter, have to been to the Wizarding World of HP at Universal Studios in Florida? If not, I highly recommend it. It’s amazing!
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    • Reply Corinne May 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      It’s not where the movies were filmed, it’s just an old abbey 🙂

  • Reply Kel May 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    It looks like an amazing experience, glad you liked it!
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  • Reply Amy May 20, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    AHHHHHHHH! Uber jealous. This looks amazing and 50 points to you for your outfit! Amy x

    • Reply Corinne May 24, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      Haha thanks 😉

  • Reply Rowena @ rolala loves May 20, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Now this is the way to do outdoor cinema! Looks like you and your friends had a blast!
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  • Reply Kelsey&Kenecha May 20, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Looks like it was such a great time! Great outfit 😀


  • Reply Shireen L. Platt May 20, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    That is such a lovely experience, Corinne and you look good in your wizard outfit. And we all say the same thing when we suffer a hangover, we’ll never drink again and usually that ‘vow’ will last me a week or two before my next zippy. LOL!

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  • Reply Whitney May 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Omg you’re a harry potter fan??!!! YES!!!! I wish they have this here in Vancouver, I’ll dress up for EVERY event until I’m old as Mrs Figgs or something. ALL THE PROPS ARE SO NICE TOO! *cries*
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    • Reply Corinne May 24, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      HARRY POTTER IS THE BEST. I’m a massive fan!

  • Reply Neesha May 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    OMG I would have loved this! So jealous of you guys. Looks like you had an amazing time though! Hope the hangover wasn’t too awful haha!
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  • Reply Melanie May 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    This looks like so much fun!!!
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  • Reply Sarah May 20, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Ahh how much I wish I was there, it looks brilliant! I’ve never been to an outdoor cinema either, they really need to do more things like this! It would be great especially over the summer, and I love how everything was themed out for the movie!

    ALMOST like being back in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

    Sarah 🙂
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  • Reply María Alejandra May 20, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    What an amazing outdoors event! It seems that you had a blasty blast! I really enjoyed looking at the pictures! xx

  • Reply Oksana May 20, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Fantastic! Such cool event! You look very cute))
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  • Reply Susan Dollparts May 21, 2015 at 1:00 am

    aww that´s so cool, I remember dressing up to go to the cinema back then 🙂 xx

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  • Reply JaseyJade May 21, 2015 at 1:50 am

    oh this is awesome and so cool! I really want to go to something like this! I mean it’s Harry Potter right XD

  • Reply stephanie May 21, 2015 at 2:09 am

    I also LOVE Harry Potter! Looks like yall had a fun time! Wish we had stuff like that in Florida!!

  • Reply Jamie May 21, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Wow! I can’t believe that you’re already 30 because you look so much younger! i wish when i reach the age of 30 i will be young looking too just like you! 🙂
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  • Reply Emilie May 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Ah that is so awesome!! I love the sound of that cocktail!

    Emilie xx
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  • Reply Bee May 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Oh my word, this looks AMAZING! I wish I could have made this, it looks truly magical and almost like a scene out of the HP Films, We need more events like this in Yorkshire! I hope this is the first of many.
    Bee xxx

  • Reply Victoria May 24, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    FLOATING CANDLES? How??? What??! This looks amazing! Do you know if they do others in other Abbey’s across the country?

    By the way. I’ve lost count how many times you’ve said you’re not going to drink again in your posts 😛 Haha!
    Victoria xx

  • Reply Laura May 24, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    oh my god, i wish i had gone! i thought it was just the film, but it seems like it was so much more amazing! but i had to choose between this and football anyway, and chose football, haha. looks like you had the most magical time, though! xx
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  • Reply Laura May 24, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    also, i obviously love your outfit! xx
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  • Reply Caro* May 27, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Stunning experience ! Your outfit is adorable.
    Kisses 🙂
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