Fang-tastic Halloween event at Whipsnade Zoo

PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 September 2018

Halloween event at Whipsnade Zoo. Picture: ZSL

Halloween event at Whipsnade Zoo. Picture: ZSL

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Families can enjoy hairy but not-so-scary Halloween fun at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this October half term.

Halloween event at Whipsnade Zoo. Picture: Tony MargiocchiHalloween event at Whipsnade Zoo. Picture: Tony Margiocchi

There will be an opportunity for youngsters to make masks, carve pumpkins, get their face painted, and discover all the animals at the Boo at the Zoo event.

Children can explore a Creepy Kitchen and gaze into a Pungent Pond, before meeting some not-so Frightening Friends.

Under 5s can also follow the scarecrow and his friends to the farm for some magical games.

Interactive talks and demonstrations will be running throughout the event, for example an Owloween Encounter and a Monster Mythbuster talk.

Halloween event at Whipsnade Zoo. Picture: ZSLHalloween event at Whipsnade Zoo. Picture: ZSL

It is from Saturday, October 20 to Wednesday, October 31.

Book tickets online at www.zsl.org

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