Take the kids to … The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros Studio, Leavesden, Herts

This tour of the behind-the-scenes magic that went into transferring JK Rowling’s stories from page to screen will delight fans of the boy wizard, especially at Christmas, but watch out for expensive extras

Snoopin’ on Snoopy: exploring Santa Rosa, Charles Schulz’s hometown

Charlie Brown and Snoopy live on in the new Peanuts movie. And the spirit of the comic strip’s creator, Charles Schulz, survives in a museum in Santa Rosa – exactly the sort of town you’d expect to find these all-American heroes

Star Wars-inspired holidays – where to feel the Force

These are the locations you’re looking for! As the world prepares for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here’s a guide to the series’ most famous settings and where you can pay homage

Woodstock now, and then: Meira Blaustein’s in a New York state of mind

The Woodstock film festival co-founder loves the town’s liberal, creative vibe, its independent stores and the surrounding area’s natural beauty – whatever time of year you choose to visit

Shaun the Sheep – video review

In this excerpt from the Guardian Film Show, the team marvel at the brilliant woolly thinking of Aardman Animation