A woodland trail inspired by the Forbidden Forest from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series will be returning to Arley Hall & Gardens in Cheshire this autumn. Taking fans on a journey that will quite literally illuminate some of their favourite Forbidden Forest moments, the incredible experience makes for a perfect weekend away for the whole family, filled with some truly magical memories. And with Edinburgh’s indelible connection to Harry Potter, it’s an experience well worth travelling for!
With illuminating sets, atmospheric lighting and magical creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, there is plenty to discover along the way. This year there’s even more wonder in store: all we can say is you might want to brush up on your wand technique and spell casting, as the trail is confirmed to feature some magical new attractions where the power is in your hands.
Transforming the beautiful location into a spectacular outdoor light trail inspired by the wizarding world, guests are invited to step into a magical woodland filled with curious creatures and characters from both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series taking up residence in this Forbidden Forest.
An interactive experience packed with surprises – aspiring witches and wizards will come face to face with Centaurs, bow to a Hippogriff, cast a mesmerising Patronus and even spy some cheeky Nifflers. That is, all before stumbling upon a charming village where guests can enjoy food and drinks under the stars and shop official Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise.
The trail amazed visitors of all ages when it debuted last year, leaving them thoroughly enchanted and eager for it to return. The experience’s official website showcases just a few of the things they had to say, such as…
💬 Chiara K – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An incredible experience from start to finish! Well worth the trip from London.
💬 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.
💬 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!
Created by award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators; Thinkwell, Unify and Fever, Harry Potter fans will be able to enjoy plenty of awe-inspiring activities, interactions and photo opportunities. The entire family can expect something new to uncover at every turn.