Boo at the Zoo

25 Oct - 2 Nov 2014

Those looking for a ghoul-ishly good time this Halloween half term should head to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for a day of fiendish fun at Boo at the Zoo! From Saturday 25th October to Sunday 2nd November, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will be creeping to life with a spooky schedule of Halloween themed special activities.

Don’t miss our spine tingling Halloween inspired series of animal talks and feeds including wolves, the ‘ghosts of Madagascar’ the lemurs and, for those brave enough, our horrifying ‘Nightmares of Nature’ session.

Be sure to wear your creepiest costume, as we’ll have prizes for the best dressed in our Pumpkin Party! Take part in some creepy crafts from menacing mask making to pumpkin carving.

There’s plenty to make the whole family scream with delight!


Terrifying Talks

10.30am ‘Ghosts of Madagascar’ lemur breakfast

Join our cheeky troupe for their first meal of the day and discover the intriguing world of Madagascar’s ‘ghosts of the night’.

1.30pm Ominous Owls

Are owls just wise old birds or one of the Zoo’s top predators? Join us at Hullabazoo Farm and see one of our owls in action.


2pm Super sloth bears
No front teeth, a hump on their back...find out if these strange looking bears are as odd as they look. 

2.30pm Peckish Penguins

A whole fish in one gulp? Not a problem for these Zoo favourites! Don’t miss our peckish penguins enjoying their tasty treats.


3.15pm Wicked Wolves

Round off your day with a visit to Wolf Wood, home to one of our scariest predators, while our pack gets their gory dinner.


All day – Hullabazoo Farm Don’t miss our new arrivals


The Jumbo Express Ghost Hunt. (Train ticket required). See station for times.

Eight naughty ghosts have been having some Halloween fun stealing items from our Keeper’s cupboard. Jump on board our steam train to join the ghost hunt. Spot all eight to win a prize.


Creepy Crafts 11am-3.30pm. Cloisters.

Try your hand at menacing mask making, design scary spider or carve a putrid pumpkin (charges for pumpkins apply).


Pumpkin Party 11.30am-12.30pm. Cloisters.

Ever wondered how Halloween monsters dance? Find out at our devilish disco party. Don’t forget to wear your creepy costumes to scare the ghouls away.


Owl Pellet drop in session.  11.00pm-12.00pm. Ger Outside the Cloisters.

Owl’s produce pellets that contain remains of the animals they can’t digest. If this hasn’t put you off then come and take a closer look.


Ghoul School. 1.30pm–2.30pm. Cloisters.

Dress up as your favourite Halloween character and learn how to concoct a spell and join in our mummy wrap competition.


Spooky Stories and owl meet and greet  11.45am. Hullabazoo Farm.

Wrap up warm and join us on the farm for a spooky tale. Be careful not to scare off Whipsnade Zoo’s very own owl who will be making an appearance.


Nightmares of Nature. 1.15pm. Discovery Centre.

Are you feeling daring? We challenge you to come eye to eye with some hair-raising bugs. Creepy Crawlies of all shapes and sizes can all be found in this session. 


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