Scary Fun at Bristol Zoo’s Halloween Spooktacular this Half-Term!

Helf term things to do with kids at Bristol zoo during halloween - events and activities for the family - a review

Scary Fun at Bristol Zoo’s Halloween Spooktacular this Half-Term!

Wohoohoo, not long until Halloween now is it?! And to get us in the spooky spirit we’re sharing with you our wonderful day at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Now we’ve been a few times to the zoo and we always have a great time. I particularly like Bristol Zoo because it isn’t huge huge. There’s plenty of animals to see, the gardens are beautiful and the site is easy to navigate. If you haven’t been then I definitely recommend going this half-term. And even better, from 20 October to 4 November kids go FREE with a paying adult! Find out more about Bristol Zoo’s Halloween Spooktacular here.

Look at the mist! Once it cleared, it was a beautiful day.Half term activities at Bristol Zoo this Halloween - review and photos

Spooky Happenings at the Zoo!

Bristol Zoo has loads going on this half-term and it all starts the minute you enter. Pick up your Halloween Trail and get set for scary fun along Dracula Drive. You’ll find it decorated with pumpkins, skeletons and othere creepy crawlies.

Half term activities at Bristol Zoo this Halloween

Activities on this half-term include Creepy Encounters, story telling with the Wicked Witch, arts and crafts and the Halloween Mystery Trail. The trail takes you through the reptile house and along Dracula Drive. As you explore, you’ll find hole punch stations to stamp a hole in your Halloween booklet. B really enjoyed ticking off where we’d been.

Stamping halloween book - Helf term things to do with kids at Bristol zoo

Someone enjoyed the pumpkins too!

Pumpkin fun - Half term activities at Bristol Zoo this Halloween

Bran loved meeting the Wicked Witch and we listened to her tell some spooky stories in the Thriller Theatre. We even got to share our joke with her…

What do you call a witch with ants in her pants? An itchy witchy!

Meeting the wicked witch at bristol zoo hallween half term trail

As part of the Halloween trail, keep a look out for some very spooky skulls hiding out in bug world too. See if you can spot them all…

Half term activities at Bristol Zoo this Halloween

Creepy Encounters

Be sure to go to one of the Creepy Encounter sessions over in the Thriller Theatre along Dracula Drive. You never know who you might meet…

Half term activities at Bristol Zoo this Halloween - Animal encounters

We got to meet a snake and some cockroaches. Mr D was happy to hold one…B and I less so! Although B did stroke her – she was a “she” because the males have small little horn like bits on their heads. And did you know, they often carry a mite on their backs too – to keep them clean! Our cockroach had a mite and you could see it scuttling back and forth.

Holding a cockroach - Half term activities at Bristol Zoo this Halloween

Amazing Animals

The highlights for me during our trip had to be the gorillas, lions and lemurs. We were lucky enough to be wandering through the walk-through lemur enclosure just as they started the feeding session. These little lemurs sprung out to grab the attention of the keeper and nab a bit of pepper. They were super cute and we got to see them up close.

Helf term things to do with kids at Bristol zoo

The lions are on your left just after you enter the zoo. B was more interested in the sprayer though…!

And we enjoyed watching the gorillas have their lunch. They were all on Gorilla island, soaking up the autumn sunshine.

Gorilla island Helf term things to do with kids at Bristol zoo

And here’s my cheeky gorilla 😉

gorillas - Helf term things to do with kids at Bristol zoo

Indoor Fun

If the weather isn’t great when you visit then don’t worry because there are so many animals to see inside. The reptile house is undercover, as is bug world and the aquarium.

The seals and penguins can all be viewed from underneath too. B really enjoyed watching them swim right above his head.

Half-Term Fun

What are you planning to do to keep the kids happy this half-term? I only have a few days off with B so we hope to make the most of the sunshine. That’s if it continues hey. Knowing our luck the rain will set in next week! If you’re stuck for things to do then we def recommend a day out at Bristol Zoo. The site is lovely and there’s loads of Halloween fun going on to keep little ones happy.

Helf term things to do with kids at Bristol zoo during halloween - events and activities for the family - a review

Disclaimer: We were invited to Bristol Zoo to review their Halloween Spooktacular. All thoughts are our own and honest. We had a fab day!

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