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7 Things to do at Bristol Zoo Project this Halloween

Posted on: 02 October, 2023

Get ready for a fun-filled Halloween at Bristol Zoo Project! Here are some ideas of things to enjoy during your next visit.

1 Follow the spook-tacular Howl-oween trail

Follow the trail around the zoo to match x-rays and bones with the right animals! Discover how animals’ skeletons are adapted for their diet and lifestyles, finding out fun and surprising facts along the way! Don’t forget to visit the ‘House of Bones’ to get hands-on with animal artefacts — skulls, bones, skins and more. At the end of the trail, you can play a little game of trick or treat and get a surprise!

Howl-oween runs from 21 October to 5 November and is included in admission.

Book your visit in advance for 10% off.

2 Visit the witch’s camp for crafts and spooky stories

Step into the witch’s camp and join in with creepy craft-making or hear a Halloween-themed story. Get stuck in and make a witch’s wand or pinecone decorations. Storytelling won’t be too scary and is ideal for ages 2 - 8. Craft making is suitable for ages 2 - 10.

Two wolves in the woods.

3 Visit our pack of wolves in Bear Wood

Spot our pack of grey wolves, who live alongside the brown bears in Bear Wood. Catch the interactive Bear Wood talk at 11.15am or 3.15pm to learn more about the wolves, bears, lynxes and wolverines, including busting a few myths and misconceptions about these amazing animals.

4 Discover autumn treasures with our AutumnFest spotter sheet

Explore our colourful autumnal woodlands and challenge yourself to find conkers, jays, acorns and more on your next visit to the zoo. Ask for the spotter sheet when you arrive, or download a copy here.

A young boy in a bright yellow raincoat climbs over some fallen tree branches whilst being supported by a smiling woman.5 Go wild in our play areas

Follow the Barefoot Trail, take on the balance beams, explore the giant bird’s nest, and run, climb and slide on the climbing frames in the Fun Fort.

A mongoose lemur sitting on a rope eating some vegetation looking at the camera.

6 See the lemurs get their lunch!

Step into the Lemur Walkthrough and find yourself face-to-face with our adorable lemurs! They’ll bound by your feet and climb above your head in the trees, with no barriers between you and them. Watch them get their lunch and catch the talk at 1.15pm daily.

7 Take a Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith is an outdoor climbing adventure experience set within the grounds of Bristol Zoo Project. Climb, jump and swoop your way around the high ropes course which is fantastic fun for all the family. Book online or buy tickets on the day – additional cost to zoo entry and 10% off for our members.

Plan your visit to the zoo! Find out more here or book tickets now! Book the day before your visit or earlier for 10% off.

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Bristol Zoo Project is part of Bristol Zoological Society, a conservation and education charity. Every visit supports our conservation work in the UK and around the world.