Halloween events guide information
FIENDISHLY FUN HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR AT BLACKPOOL ZOO!
Children will be bewitched by the spooktacular array of events at Blackpool Zoo during Halloween half term!
The entire week will be a fiendishly fun packed celebration of Halloween, with extended opening hours and ghostly gatherings on the big day!
From Saturday 27th October until Sunday 4th November there will be daily activities including a brilliant bat & broomstick quiz trail, pumpkin carving and apple bobbing in the Children’s Farm, ghostly storytelling, Halloween talks and feeds with scary animal facts and special spooky dishes in the Lake View Cafe and Coffee Shop.
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 trail 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 www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk. Visitors can save 10 per cent on admission on the website.
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More information about Blackpool Zoo:
Blackpool Zoo celebrated its 40th anniversary on Friday 6th July 2012. It was in 1972 when 3543 visitors attended the launch, which saw TV’s Johnny Morris ride in front of the Mayor’s car on Tower Circus elephant Katsula.
Blackpool Zoo is owned by ParquesReunidos, the second largest European leisure parks operator and a leading world-wide player. The zoo is home to over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates set amidst thirty-two acres of mature woodland and lakes.
The zoo’s signature animals include elephants, giraffes, big cats, gorillas, orang-utans, sea lions, primates, zebras and kangaroos.
For further information please contact:
Paula Holden or Julie Hackett ICG on 01772 679383 or email or
Out of office hours contact: Paula Holden on 07772268378