Things to Make You Go ‘Boo’ At Blackpool Zoo

9 October 2014

There will be plenty of room to park your broomsticks at Blackpool Zoo during a week of eerie events to celebrate Halloween half term.

Starting on Saturday 25th October there will devilish daily activities including pumpkin carving at the Pumpkin Grotto, Mysterious Mammals and Blood-thirsty Birds Quiz trail, colouring and writing competitions in creepy corners, scary story telling, Halloween talks and feeds and pumpkin soup in the Lake View Café.

To celebrate the ghostliest day of the year, there will be a fiendish fancy dress parade at the Active Oceans Arena after the 2.00pm Sealion display, and prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed adults and children.

In addition master pumpkin carver, Simon McMinnis, will provide one his outstanding works of art, with his chosen subject being the zoo’s adorable new tiger cubs.

There will also be a ghost tour hosted at Blackpool Zoo at 8.00pm on Wednesday 29th October. Only £10 per person, visitors will learn about the history of the park and zoo buildings led by supernatural investigators, Supernatural Events.

Jude Rothwell, PR and Marketing Co-ordinator at Blackpool Zoo, said: “Half term is set to be a spooky spectacular with fun for the whole family.

“There really is something for everyone, and the fancy dress parade is always a favourite as it gets everyone involved!”

All information about talks and feed times, prices and opening hours can be found at Visitors can save 10 per cent on admission by booking on the website.


Picture shows:  One of Blackpool Zoo’s resident tortoises with a pumpkin

More information about Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo announced record figures for the fifth consecutive year in 2013 as it continued with investment in facilities and attractions, introduces new species and enjoys success in international breeding programmes for endangered animals.

Visitor numbers were up 10 per cent, school visits seven per cent, internet bookings saw an 55 per cent increase, membership sales rose by 10 per cent, which all led to a 12 per cent rise in revenue.

Blackpool Zoo is owned by Parques Reunidos, 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. It is open every day of the year, apart from Christmas Day, from 10am.

For further information please contact:

Paula Holden or Abi Blundell at ICG on 01772 679383 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

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