What can I expect from Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience?
Take a walk through an enchanting woodland filled with magical creatures and moments from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ series. This all-new, outdoor light trail, inspired by the iconic Forbidden Forest, will have you reliving some of your favorite moments as you explore after dark the sounds, lights, and special effects that bring the wizarding world to life.
How long is the experience?
Your adventure will likely last 60-90 mins. However, there is lots to see and do at your own pace, so make sure you save some extra time to make the most of everything on offer!!
Will there be merchandise for sale?
Yes, there will be an on-site shop for Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ merchandise to take home.
Do I need to have watched the movies?
We encourage it! But even if you are brand new to Harry Potter™ and this is your first foray into the magical world, you will enjoy the experience regardless.
What time should I arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled start time. This is to ensure you have enough time to check-in before entering the experience.
What time does the village and experience close?
The village will close an hour and a half after the final session starts.
Will it be scary?
This is a family experience, however elements may be perceived as a little spooky for certain individuals. If you have arachnophobia, please let us know when you arrive and we can make sure that we accommodate any needs to avoid spiders.
What is the minimum age?
There is no minimum however, given it is a lit trail at night, containing magical creatures from the film series, some younger Guests might find elements a little bit spooky. We recommend that all children under the age of 12 years old be accompanied by an adult.
Children under what age enter free?
Children under 5 come for free!
What is the dress code?
Please remember this is an outdoor winter trail, we strongly recommend you wear sensible outdoor shoes for uneven terrain and that you wrap up warm.
Where can I get tickets?
All tickets must be pre-purchased ahead of time through one of the following three channels:
- On the Fever app, available on Google Play and Apple Store.
- On this website in the Tickets section.
- On the Fever website.
Can I reschedule my tickets to another date/time, or upgrade/downgrade my ticket?
We may be able to help reschedule or exchange your ticket for another date, time or ticket type that has not already sold out. Please contact us
for more information. Make sure to include your ticket order number.
Can I transfer my tickets to another person?
Yes, you can transfer your tickets to anyone for free. It is as easy as clicking "Transfer Tickets" on your ticket on the Fever App. Please contact us
for additional help. Make sure to include your ticket order number.
What is your refund policy?
Tickets may be exchanged or refunded up to 48hours prior to your booking. You can contact us
and our user support team will process your request. Make sure to include your ticket order number.
I can't find my ticket. What can I do?
You can find your ticket with the QR code in the Fever app, within the Tickets section. If you don't have it installed, you can download it from Google Play
and Apple Store.
Remember to log in using the same account that you used when buying the tickets. If you still cannot find your ticket, please contact us
Can I buy different ticket types in the same transaction?
Currently it is not possible, however we have a great family pack which allows you to add as many children as you wish for the same discounted price. Should you require different ticket types we ask that you make separate transactions. Don’t worry, this will not cost you any more and tickets are exchangeable or refundable up to 48hours before the trail should you change your mind.
Do I need to print my ticket?
No, ticket validation will be through contactless tickets directly in the Fever App.
Can I pay my ticket with cash?
Cash payment will not be possible. All tickets must be pre-purchased through the Website or APP.
Do you provide free tickets for young children?
Absolutely, children under the age of 5 can come enjoy the trail for free.
What happens if I arrive late?
Late comers may not be admitted.
I am a wheelchair user, is the trail suitable for me?
Our pathway is made up of pressed stones, it is therefore not on tarmac- this can make pushing a wheelchair difficult. However, we have motorized wheelchairs for adults that can be utilized and hired. We will endeavor to ensure the pathways are flat, however given the time of year guests should expect that the surface may be uneven in areas. Please contact our Access Officer here
to discuss facilities and how you can enjoy the trail.
Do you have Accessible facilities?
On-site we are offering the following facilities:
- Accessible Parking spot will be available in the parking lot reserved for guests with the relevant placards or license plates
(Everyone wishing to park in the accessible parking lot will need to apply via this email email@example.com)
- There are accessible toilets at both the half-way point and in the Village.
- There are disabled access toilets at both the midpoint and in the Village.
- Motorized wheelchair hire will be offered at the trail entrance please book in advance through firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Accommodations and ADA requests?
The venue is accessible to people with reduced mobility. We are happy to help with more information and special accommodations! Since every situation is unique, please email our Accessibility Officer here
Are dogs permitted?
Only assistance dogs are permitted on the trail.
Will there be any medical & welfare facilities?
There will be medical facilities on site located in the Village.
Are there any special effects or loud noises in the experience?
There will be lighting sequences created within the lighting design that will have some flashing lights contained within them, however, these will not be strobe lighting. We have worked to guidelines on photosensitive epilepsy and will adhere to the industry standard of synchronizing effects and locking the sequences to ensure that lights do not operate at more than 5 flashes per second.
Will restrooms be available on site?
How far will I need to walk between amenities?
These are the distances in yards:
- Car Park ( where disabled parking is ) to Event toilets in the village - Approx 60 yards
- Distance from start to trail to half way toilets - Approx 1000 yards
- Distance from half way toilets to end of trail - Approx 750 yards
- Distance from the end of the trail to toilets in the village - Approx 60 yards
Will catering units accommodate dietary requirements?
There will be a range of hot and cold food- both savory and sweet there will be a range of vegetarian, vegan GF available.
Is there parking available?
We have event parking lots on-site, and parking is available for $8.00 if you book ahead of time online, and $10.00 if you book your spot at the location. Guests to follow the signs and directions of our staff.
How do I pay for parking?
Parking can be paid for in advance here
for $8.00 or please contact the customer care team here
if you are experiencing any issues. Parking can also be paid upon arrival at the event for $10.00.
How do I reserve a disabled parking space?
These are available to anyone booking/bringing a motorized scooter or with a placard or need - please send us your registration plate and/or placard number to here
and we will take care of this for you.
Can I use my own motorized scooter on the trail or am I better to hire one?
We have ensured that the trail is accessible throughout and you are welcome to bring your own scooter which many Guests prefer to do.
How do I book a motorized Scooter?
To reserve a motorized scooter please email us at here
confirming you have a disability and the date and time of your session and we will be pleased to reserve one for you.
Are motorized scooters free of charge?
Yes, they are bookable on a first come first served basis and are free of charge.
Is the trail accessible by strollers?
The trail is accessible by strollers as well as motorized scooters.
Will the lights and sounds affect the natural habitats in the woodlands?
Our overall sound levels are low in the areas where music is being used, we are using localized, limited lighting and we will return the woods to darkness each evening.
Were any trees or animals affected by this Experience?
The vast majority of the overall woodland will remain completely untouched by the experience and should have minimal impact to natural habitats. Working in conjunction with the estate manager, any sapling trees that are removed for the event will be replaced within the wood system with species benefiting the overall health of the wood. Therefore, we will not reduce the woodland, but look to increase the number of heritage species on the estate as a whole.
Covid safety on site
The entire trail experience and village area is outdoors, nonetheless any local COVID-related regulation in place at the time of the experience will be observed.
- Weapons including but not limited to firearms, projectile weapons, ammunition, bladed, edged, or sharp tools or implants, club-like items and striking devices, explosives or combustible chemical compounds and mixtures, and disabling chemicals such as mace or pepper spray. (including replicas)
- Animals/Pets (service animals only)
- Audio recording devices
- Drugs and drug paraphernalia
- Professional cameras
- Promotional items/unauthorized solicitations/vendors (including flyers, samples, giveaways)
- Selfie sticks/tripods
What if it rains?
This is an outdoor trail and will go ahead even if there is rain. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately and can bring small personal umbrellas. Large golf style umbrellas are not permitted.
Can I take photos of the experience?
Absolutely! We encourage Guests to take photos throughout the experience. Don’t forget to share your best photos on social media using the hashtag #HPForbiddenForestExperience
Will I be in a group with other guests?
You will not be asked to join a group, but to follow the trail at your own pace. We advise, as per Government Guidelines, to keep space between you and other Guests.
Our user support team can be contacted in two ways:
- Here by submitting a request
- Going onto the Fever app and starting a live chat with our service agents. If you do not have the app it is available on Google Play and Apple Store.
Who do I contact about lost property?
Please email email@example.com
with any lost property queries. All lost items will be held on site until the end of the run for Guests to collect, or they can be returned at your cost.
What if someone has an invisible disability?
We fully support the The Sunflower Lanyard Program and the Invisible Disabilities Association, so we encourage those with invisible disabilities to come to the trail with the relevant lanyard.
Can I pay with cash at the venue?
No, the Forbidden Forest Experience is a cashless site.
Do I need a wand?
No wands are needed to enjoy this event. You will get to cast your own patronus with one of our beautiful wands inspired by the Wizarding World.