For Halloween fun and games that are truly hairy this October half-term, families should head to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for its fur-filled, fiendish activity week, Boo at the Zoo.
From Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November, Zoo visitors can get creative, by carving their own Petrifying Pumpkins or heading to The Bat Cave to make glow-in-the-dark masks.
Families can jump aboard ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s steam train for the Jumbo Express Ghost Hunt, which invites courageous children to find the eight naughty ghosts hiding around the Zoo who have each stolen an item from the zookeeper’s cupboard.
Intrepid zoo explorers can take a break to listen to the Zoo’s enchanting Spooky Stories, as well as a whole host of Terrifying Talks about the Zoo’s most fascinating animals.
Those who really want to get into the spirit of Halloween should be sure to attend Ghoul School, where they can transform themselves into their favourite creepy character, learn how to concoct a spooky spell and compete to wrap the best mummy. Creepy costumes are also encouraged at the Pumpkin Party’s devilish disco – a must for any little monster who wants to mash!
Boo at the Zoo is dead set to be an eerily entertaining day out.
Boo at the Zoo runs from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November 2015 at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Normal entry charges to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo apply. Extra charges may apply for some activities.