Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience returns to Manchester

Follow the forest light trail and discover illuminated moments from the Wizarding World this Autumn!

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Manchester, March 16 - Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment in partnership with Thinkwell, Unify and Fever, have announced that Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience will return to Arley Hall & Gardens in Cheshire for its a second year. Following its popular debut in 2021, the breathtaking light trail will once again be open from 15th October 2022 for Harry Potter fans of all ages to enjoy. 

Inspired by the iconic Forbidden Forest and featuring creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, mesmerising lights will transform the landscape into a magical outdoor trail. Visitors can once again discover some of their favourite moments from the Forbidden Forest, encounter mystical creatures such as Hippogriffs, centaurs, unicorns, Nifflers, and practice casting their very own spells. 


Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is suitable for the whole family to enjoy and provides a huge amount for fans of all ages to see and do. This includes the seasonally themed village where visitors can enjoy a wide range of delicious food and drinks. This includes the Wizarding World fan favourite Butterbeer, alongside edible wands and hearty winter warmers including decadent hot chocolates, mulled wine, traditional roast dinners, and pie & mash - all with vegan and gluten-free options. There is also an on-site shop with Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise to take home. 


The outdoor experience was created by Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment in partnership with leading entertainment discovery platform Fever, award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators, Thinkwell, and their partners Unify.  You can read more about the experience at www.hpforbiddenforestexperience.com.


Location: Arley Hall & Gardens - Arley, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

Dates: from 15 October 2022

Tickets: Tickets and pricing can be found on Fever’s marketplace here.

Visuals: Images available here.

About Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment

Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment (WBTE), part of WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences, is a worldwide leader in the creation, development and licensing of location-based entertainment, live events, exhibits and theme park experiences based on WarnerMedia’s iconic characters, stories, and brands. WBTE is home to the groundbreaking global locations of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, WB Movie World Australia, and countless other experiences inspired by DC, Looney Tunes, Scooby, Game of Thrones, Friends and more. With best-in-class partners, WBTE allows fans around the world to physically immerse themselves inside their favourite brands and franchises.


About Wizarding World

In the years since Harry Potter was whisked from King’s Cross Station onto Platform nine and three quarters, his incredible adventures based on the original stories by J.K. Rowling have left a unique and lasting mark on popular culture. Eight blockbuster Harry Potter films have brought the magical stories to life and today, the Wizarding World is recognised as one of the world’s best-loved brands. Representing a vast interconnected universe, it also includes two epic Fantastic Beasts films, (the third releasing in 2022), Harry Potter and The Cursed Child – the multi-award-winning stage-play, state-of-the-art video and mobile games from Portkey Games, innovative consumer products, thrilling live entertainment (including four theme park lands) and insightful exhibitions.


This expanding portfolio of Warner Bros. owned Wizarding World experiences also includes Harry Potter New York – a brand new flagship store, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, and the Platform 9 3⁄4 retail shops.

The Wizarding World continues to evolve to provide Harry Potter fans with fresh and exciting ways to engage. For the worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, it welcomes everyone in to explore and discover the magic for themselves. WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s21)


About Thinkwell

Thinkwell Group is a global experience design and production agency with studios and offices in Los Angeles, Montréal, Beijing, and Abu Dhabi. For the past 20 years, Thinkwell’s multi-disciplinary team has created compelling experiences for a wide range of clients and brands around the world. Thinkwell has extensive experience in the strategy, planning, design, and production of award-winning theme parks, brand & intellectual property attractions, events & spectaculars, museums & exhibits, expos, and live shows.

About Unify

Unify Productions is a full service experience design and production agency, based in the UK. Our team has worked extensively across multiple disciplines of entertainment, from international sporting events, award winning festivals, global ceremonies, stadium touring and Expos.  Unify  works with global brands, rights holders and partners to realise world class guest experiences and entertainment formats.



About Fever

Fever is the leading global live-entertainment discovery platform which has helped millions of people discover the best experiences in their cities since 2014. With a mission to democratize access to culture and entertainment in real life through its platform, Fever inspires users to enjoy unique local experiences and events, from immersive exhibitions, interactive theatrical experiences, and festivals to molecular cocktail pop-ups, while empowering creators with data and technology to create and expand experiences across the world.

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