An amazing new outdoor Harry Potter experience is coming to the UK this October, featuring an array of much-loved characters from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is an illuminated, night-time woodland trail at Arley Hall and Gardens in Cheshire, UK, presented by Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, Thinkwell, Unify and Fever.

Visitors to the attraction will journey through the Forbidden Forest via a one-way track where they will come across creatures including Hippogriffs, Nifflers, Unicorns and Centaurs.

There will be a seasonal village at the end of the trail where guests can fill up on themed food and drinks, as well as a souvenir shop where you can score Wizarding World goodies.

The walk is expected to take 90 minutes to complete, but there is no time limit – so visitors can walk at their leisure.

The event page reads: “Set in the beautiful woodland at Arley Hall & Gardens, this nighttime trail experience has been created by award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators.


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“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.”

All are welcome, but it’s recommended that children under the age of 12 years old be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets start at £19 and are on sale from July 29 at 10 am.

But you can join the waitlist to be sure that you won’t miss out.

Peter van Roden, senior vice president of Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, said in an official statement: “The Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience offers fans a new way to enjoy some of the most iconic and magical wizarding world moments.

“We’re thrilled to be working alongside Thinkwell to bring this incredible light trail to life at Arley Hall & Gardens, a perfect location where the natural beauty of the forest trail and illuminated sets filled with familiar creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, will make for a magical experience for fans of all ages.”

Will you be venturing through the Forbidden Forest?