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Hugely popular Harry Potter ‘forbidden forest’ experience returns near Manchester next month

'Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience' is back, and there's set to be surprises around every corner.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 29th September 2022

The hugely popular woodland trail inspired by the forbidden forest from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beats franchise is set to return next month.

After what was undoubtedly a massive success back in 2021, with people travelling from all across the UK to see what it was all about, organisers of the Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience have announced that it’s coming back to the Grade II-listed Arley Hall & Gardens in Cheshire in just a few weeks time.

Arriving just in time for Halloween from Saturday 15 October, Potter-heads are invited to “walk into the depths of a dark forest”, and “discover fantastic beasts and iconic Wizarding World moments illuminated like never before”.

Transforming the beautiful location into a spectacular outdoor light trail inspired by the much-loved book and film series’, fantasy fans are invited to step into a magical woodland filled with curious creatures and characters.

It’s set to be an interactive experience packed with surprises around every corner.


Just like last year, you can once again discover mystical creatures like Hippogriffs, centaurs, unicorns, and Nifflers as you make your way around the trail.

You can also practice casting your very-own spells like studious wizards and witches.


The forbidden forest trail itself isn’t all us muggles have to look forward to either, as the experience also includes a seasonally-themed village where you can enjoy a wide range of delicious food and drinks – including the Wizarding World fan-favourite Butterbeer.

There’ll also be edible wands, and hearty winter warmers like traditional roast dinners, and pie and mash – with vegan and gluten-free options.

There’s set to be surprises around every corner at Arley Hall and Gardens / Credit: Supplied

Decadent hot chocolates and mulled wine will be on hand to wash it down with too.


There is also an on-site shop that’s decked-out with Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise for fans to take home. 

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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience will once again be open from 15 October 2022, and is gearing up to be a unique adventure for the whole family that provides plenty for fans of all ages to see and do.

Tickets start from £19.50, and you can grab yours here.

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