Cheshire Prepare for the most
magical of walks!
Prepare for the most
magical of walks!
Tickets for Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience are now on sale! 3rd release tickets go on sale on 10th August at 12.00pm.
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Walk into the depths of a dark forest and discover fantastic beasts and illuminated Wizarding World moments.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

A nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ films. Explore after dark the sounds, lights, and special effects that bring the magic of the Wizarding World to life. Guests will also be able to enjoy a wide range of delicious food and drinks at the village!

Set in a beautiful woodland, this nighttime trail experience has been created by award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators.

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Grab your wand

Celebrating some of the most iconic forest scenes from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ films, visitors can interact with magical characters and cast their own spells, bringing the fantastical world to life. Discover Centaurs, a Hippogriff, and other magical creatures before making a Patronus appear before your eyes!

It’s an evening for the whole family with a trail through a wondrous and beautiful forest that comes to life with the magic of the Wizarding World.

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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, Centaurs, 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
  • Photos - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience - Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in Cheshire
    Take plenty of fun photos to immortalise the evening’s adventure

Practical
Information

  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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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in Cheshire

Give a Tree, Grow a Forest

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.

Thanks to a partnership with Forest Carbon, guests to the experience can make an optional donation of the price of a tree which, together with Forest Carbon’s own investments, will contribute to a unique project especially developed to support the creation of new woodland areas in the UK.

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How you can help:
Donating £3.95 will buy a tree and cover the cost of planting and management in the UK. In return for your generous donation, you will receive updates on the woodland’s progress and gain an understanding of the impact your tree will have, not only in terms of the surrounding environment - but also regarding how it contributes positively to the health of the planet.
By donating the price of a tree, we can work together to create forests of the future.

Forest Carbon leads the way in UK woodland creation, carbon capture and ecosystem services. The quality of their schemes are assured by the Woodland Carbon Code and the IUCN’s Peatland Code, both of which certify projects in important areas including additionality, permanence, risk management and carbon capture measurement.

For further details on Forest Carbon, and the planting and management of our new woodlands, click here.
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Forbidden Forest Experience Location in Cheshire

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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What people think about the experience

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Chiara K.

    An incredible experience from start to finish! Well worth the trip from London.

  • Laura C.

    Amazing experience! 100% recommend! Every detail was thought through and the use of lighting was so effective! Magical and unique experience!

  • Karen M.

    Wonderful experience. So happy I went.

  • Amy B.

    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!

  • Nicola T.

    Absolutely amazing!!!! So much effort has clearly gone into this event. Keeping our fingers crossed it comes back every year!!

  • Jenny T.

    Absolutely amazing! I enjoyed the whole experience from beginning to end.

  • Jenny G.

    Brilliant night, so much detail has gone into the experience. Children and adults absolutely loved it, great food and drink stalls really interactive and fun.

  • Mandy M.

    A magical experience for any age. Fantastic atmosphere. Loved it!

  • Sarah 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!

  • Gemma O.

    A brilliant, magnificent and spell-binding experience. I highly recommend this to all Harry Potter fans.

  • LR.

    AMAZING. Any Potter lover will adore this... So atmospheric, so stunning, just amazing effects!

  • Verity E.

    Fantastic evening spent walking through the forest... amazing experience!