Howl for Halloween

Join us between 22nd October – 31st October for 10 days of spooky fun at Twycross Zoo.

Get into the spirit of things by dressing up and you will be able to pay a special admission price on the gate. All adults in costume can get in for £13 and all children in costume get in for £7 (gate admission only – not applicable to online bookings).  So dust off your witch’s hat and get those face paints out! Prizes will be awarded for the best fancy dress!

We are encouraging everyone to dress up – adults and children alike, but please be practical! Please be aware that you will not be permitted entry if you are carrying an imitation weapon or similar that replicates something which is banned from this country or something that our staff  believe would be frightening to our animals. Animal welfare is paramount and we reserve the right to ask people to leave if their behaviour in costume at any point frightens our animals.

Take the Spellmaker Challenge – Saturday 22nd October – Monday 31st October

The zoo is being haunted by the ghost of Bertie Bogwash. Become a Spellmaker and learn about the magic of nature. Pick up your Trick or Treat Spellbook on arrival and complete the 13 terrible tasks to rid us of this frightful curse! All successful Spellmakers receive a prize.

Pumpkin Carving Competition – Friday 28th October – Sunday 30th October

It just wouldn’t be halloween without a pumpkin or two would it? Bring in your pre-carved pumpkins and drop them off at Guest Services. We will take a photo of your creepy creation, post it on Facebook and display it in the zoo! At the end of each day our ghoulish team will pick a winner who will receive an annual pass to the zoo! (There are two categories – 13 years old and under, and 14 and over so, grown-ups can get involved too!)

Menus to make your spine tingle!

Our catering team have been stirring up a treat to come up with some themed menus – into their cauldron, they will be putting some magic ingredients to make your tongue tingle! Over the Halloween Festival, you can enjoy some ghoulish-sounding food:

  • Devils Chilli – hot flaming food – be warned!!
  • Pumpkin Soup – made from the pumpkins that the animals won’t eat!
  • Witches Stew – who knows what vile things you will find in it?!!
  • White chocolate mousse eye balls – food that watches you eat it – urrrgggh!
  • Hot Dog Fingers – made from “real” fingers!

And between 29th – 30th October as a special, blood curdling treat, everyone wearing fancy dress will get a Free Dracula’s slush  – it sends a chill down your spine!


Opening Times: 10am - 5pm