Boo at the Zoo

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Join us this Halloween at Whipsnade Zoo as we delve into a world of pumpkins, potions and poisons. 

Throughout the October half term, youngsters are encouraged to visit Whipsnade Zoo in their most devilish disguises. With plenty of spooky activities, a day out at the Zoo is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained this Halloween.

  • Enjoy interactive, Halloween-themed story time sessions
  • Join in with party games and a costume contest with our Halloween disco at 11am and 1pm every day
  • Get creative (or gruesome) and decorate a pumpkin*
  • Try your hand at conservation crafts between 10.30 and 4pm every day
  • Discover why meerkats can eat scorpions despite their venomous sting along with many other poisonous fun facts
  • Be spellbound by our spooky magic show at 11.40am and 1.40pm every day
  • Hop aboard The Great Whipsnade Railway* to help a wise old wizard recover his potions kit, stolen by a gang of ghosts. Can you help find all six ghosts and the items they’ve stolen?
  • Hear themed animal talks about the spine-chilling world of wildlife

Boo at the Zoo activities are included in Zoo entry unless otherwise stated. Under 3s and ZSL members go free.


All tickets must be booked online in advance. Members, Patrons and Fellows do not need to book in advance. 

*additional charges apply. 

A visual story is available for this event. 

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