Cheshire, UK
Prepare for the most
magical of walks!
Prepare for the most
magical of walks!
Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is now open. Get your tickets now! 3rd release tickets go on sale on 10th August at 12.00pm.
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  • Interactive Interactive
  • Family friendly Family friendly
  • Outdoors Outdoors

Walk into the depths of a dark forest and discover fantastic beasts and illuminated Wizarding World moments.

The Experience

Adventure Into An Illuminated Forest

A nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ films.

Set in a beautiful woodland, this experience has been brought to life by award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators.

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Wands Ready, Magic Awaits

Celebrating some of the most iconic forest scenes from the beloved film series, visitors can come face-to-face with magical creatures including a Hippogriff, Nifflers, and more.

Strike your best stance for a wand duel photo before trying your hand at casting a Patronus to illuminate the dark woods.

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  • Nighttime woodland trail experience - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in Cheshire
    Explore a light trail into a dark forest to encounter fantastic beasts and iconic Wizarding World Moments.
  • Magical creatures - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in Cheshire
    Come face-to-face with magical creatures such as Hippogriffs, Unicorns, Nifflers, and more.
  • Patronus - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in Cheshire
    Cast spells with your wand, and conjure a Patronus.
  • Food and drink - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in Cheshire
    Enjoy a selection of magical food and drinks inspired by the Wizarding World.
  • Nighttime woodland trail experience - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
    Explore a light trail into a dark forest to encounter fantastic beasts and iconic Wizarding World Moments.
  • Magical creatures - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
    Come face-to-face with magical creatures such as Hippogriffs, Unicorns, Nifflers, and more.
  • Patronus - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
    Cast spells with your wand, and conjure a Patronus.
  • Food and drink - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
    Enjoy a selection of magical food and drinks inspired by the Wizarding World.

Practical Info

  1. Date Date: from 15th October 2022
  2. Days Days: Various sessions open daily
  3. Duration Duration: approx. 60-90 minutes (the walking trail takes approx 45-75 minutes)
  4. Location Location: the awe-inspiring woods of Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, CW9 6NA
  5. Age Age requirement: wizards, witches and Muggles™ of all ages are welcome!
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A gift packed with magic and adventure. A Forbidden Forest Experience is a wholesome Holidays Cheers for everyone to enjoy and share.

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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is committed to celebrating the power of nature and ensuring a legacy for future generations to enjoy our beautiful surroundings.

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Forbidden Forest Experience in Cheshire: Location

Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich

Arley, Northwich, United Kingdom, Chester. CW9 6NA

Located in the grounds of Arley Hall & Gardens, Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience will take place within the woodlands of the estate. Please note that this is an outdoor trail, conducted in darkness hours. Staff and signs will guide Guests from the car park to the start of the trail.

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Reviews

  • Absolutely incredible evening! The staff were all amazing and so lovely and the Forest itself was the perfect mix of beautiful, creepy and magical! A must for Potterheads!

    Amy B.

  • I did the Forbidden Forest experience for my birthday and had so much fun! Definitely felt like I was in the wizarding world. Most magical birthday ever!

    Sarah G.

  • Pleasantly surprised with the experience. Even non-Harry Potter fans can find magic in the walk!

    Jennifer G.

  • Excellent experience for the whole family my granddaughter had the most amazing time, I can’t recommend it enough.

    Mandy H.

  • Absolutely Fantastic! A magical evening, very atmospheric. Wonderful lighting, music and sound effects. Extremely friendly staff. Perfect for Harry Potter fans of all ages. Loved it!

    Sarah H.

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