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Venture Into The Harry Potter Forbidden Forest at Warner Bros. Studios | Discover The Stunning Set, Magical Creatures & More

The first time we hear of the Forbidden Forest is at the 'Arrival Feast' on Harry's first day at Hogwarts; Professor Dumbledore warns the First Years that the dark forest is "off-limits." But when has that ever stopped our hero 'who lived'? But, if it weren't for Harry's rebellion, we'd have never encountered the pivotal scenes that changed their lives (and ours) for good. Fortunately, the Forbidden Forest isn’t off-limits for Warner Bros Harry Potter™ Studio Tour guests. You can explore the secrets within the forest, discover majestic beasts, touch Rubeus Hagrid’s original costumes, and meet Aragog the Acromantula.

Why is the Forbidden Forest in Warner Bros Harry Potter™ Studios a must-visit?

The Forbidden Forest in the Warner Bros. Harry Potter™ Studio Tour is a walkthrough experience that brings the iconic forest from the Harry Potter films to life. It's not an actual forest, but rather a carefully constructed set filled with trees, creatures, and special effects.

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Experiencing the Forbidden Forest In Harry Potter™ Studios

The Forbidden Forest is one of the most exciting sets in Harry Potter™ Studios. It holds deep secrets and brings you closer to magical creatures you haven’t seen before. You can also be a magician for a day by controlling the weather using the same techniques created by filmmakers.

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1. The sets of the Forbidden Forest

Harry Potter™ Studios has several sets, with the Forbidden Forest being one of them. It is designed with the same spookiness as the one displayed in the Harry Potter movies. There are 19 trees measuring more than 12 feet each in the forest, entwined with each other. You can walk over them and wonder what you’ll find on the other side.

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2. Creatures in the Forbidden Forest

The Forbidden Forest was the home of majestic Harry Potter creatures. Remember Aragog, the Acromantula from the Chamber of Secrets? He lived in the Forbidden Forest along with the other members of his tribe. Buckbeak, the magnificent Hippogriff, also lived in the forest, and both can be seen on your visit. The incredible craftsmanship and detail that went into designing both creatures will blow you away!

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3. The Makers of Forbidden Forest

Designing the Forbidden Forest wasn’t easy, but the Harry Potter film crew were determined to leave something lasting for the fans. You can watch and learn how the team built and designed the Forbidden Forest. The crew members included Oscar® and BAFTA-winning Production Designer Stuart Craig, Construction Manager Paul Hayes, BAFTA-winning Creature and Makeup Effects Designer Nick Dudman and BAFTA-winning Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson.

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Visitor tips

  • Comfortable clothing is important as you need to walk a lot around Harry Potter™ Studios.
  • Visit in summer to avoid crowds. Christmas is also a great time with magical decorations.
  • Depending on the month you visit, you may find crowds and queues. Ensure you’re prepared for it.
  • Avoid touching props and costumes inside Harry Potter™ Studios. If you want a souvenir, you can get one from the official gift shops.
  • Harry Potter™ Studio tours are wheelchair-accessible.



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Frequently asked questions about Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter™ Studios

What is the Forbidden Forest?

Forbidden Forest is a set in Harry Potter™ Studio Tour. It is designed the same way as the Forbidden Forest in the Harry Potter movies.

Is it worth visiting the Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter Studios London?

Yes, the Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter™ Studio Tour London is worth visiting. It has several majestic creatures, like Aragog, the Acromantula, and Buckbeak, the magnificent Hippogriff.

What can I see in the Forbidden Forest sets of Harry Potter™ Studios?

You can see amazing creatures like Aragog, the Acromantula, and Buckbeak, the magnificent Hippogriff, in the Forbidden Forest of Harry Potter™ Studios. You can also see Hagrid’s clothes and giant trees on the Forbidden Forest set.

What built the sets for the Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter movies?

Harry Potter movie crew members, including Oscar® and BAFTA-winning Production Designer Stuart Craig, Construction Manager Paul Hayes, BAFTA-winning Creature and Makeup Effects Designer Nick Dudman and BAFTA-winning Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson, designed the Forbidden Forest in the movies.

Where was the Harry Potter Forbidden Forest filmed?

The Forbidden Forest was filmed in Warner bros. Studios as well as the Swinley Forest in Surrey.

How much are the tickets for Harry Potter Forbidden Forest?

The ticket price for Harry Potter™ Studio Tour starts £49.95.