Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns for 2017!

Get set for a host of spooky goings on at ZSL London Zoo this Halloween half term between 21-31 October.

Enjoy a spook-tacular range of Halloween -themed activities, animal demonstrations and hands-on crafts. Visitors can also enjoy special Halloween versions of the zoo's popular animal talks, feeds and demonstrations.

Enrol little devils in the Zoo’s Ghoul School, where they can dress up as their favourite Halloween character, learn how to ‘cast a spell’ and even try their hand at mummy-wrapping, before showing off their devilish disco moves at the Pumpkin Party. Creative critters can head to the Bat Cave to make mysterious masks or carve out creepy pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch.

Brave souls can listen to terrifying tales told by our Spooky Story tellers, or get to grips with gruesome artefacts in the Grimm Curiosity Shop. 

Drop in throughout the day and meet some of the animals famous for haunting Halloween. There's enough to make everyone scream with delight!

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Please note all Halloween activities take place between 11am and 3.30pm and there is an additional cost of £3 for 1 or £5 for 2 for pumpkin carving. 


Ghost Tours at the Zoo

Add an extra spooky treat to your Halloween visit with a special ghost tour between 21-31 October. 

As the world’s oldest scientific Zoo and with nearly 200 years of history, you can bet we’ve had our fair share of ghostly sightings and spine-chilling tales.

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Pumpkin carving 

Create your own pumpkin designs at home with our templates: 

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Please make sure you carve your pumpkins under adult supervision.