Events guide information for Halloween at Blackpool Zoo


This half term, the one that runs over Halloween, is going to be particularly good for children who are coming to Blackpool Zoo, because there are going to be a great deal of events that are related to Halloween. The events are going to last all week, and are expected to be a great celebration of the spooky, with a great deal of ghostly gatherings happening on the big day.

The week is taking place from 27 October to 4 November, and there are going to be numerous daily activities including the opportunity for those who are coming to take part in a quiz trail, apple bobbing, as well as pumpkin carving.

Everyone is being urged to really get into the ‘spirit’ of things on the most spine chilling day of the year by coming in scary costumes.

For one day only on Wednesday 31st October there will be a fabulous fancy dress parade following the 2.00pm Sealion display and the winners will be decided by a special clap-o-meter system! The adult and the child that gets the biggest clap will win a family ticket to the zoo.

There will also be trick or treat sweets given out at all the ‘talk and feeds’ sessions and little ghouls and goblins can get their face painted with all kinds of freaky designs!

Opening hours will also be extended to 5.30pm with a ghostly train around the Dinosaur Safari from 4.30pm until 5.00pm and spell binding story telling in the display area from 5.00pm until 5.30pm.

Jude Rothwell, PR and Marketing Co-ordinator at Blackpool Zoo, said: “Halloween is set to be a real scream here at Blackpool Zoo!

“The pumpkin carving is always a firm favourite as the children can fill their creations with treats that are then fed to the animals.

“There really is something for everyone during the half term holiday and we are all looking forward to seeing everyone in fancy dress – including the keepers and staff!”

All information about talk and feed times, prices and opening hours can be found at Visitors can save 10 per cent on admission on the website