Halloween Festival

24th - 31st October 2015

Design, carve and take home your very own pumpkin. Come and watch our animals explore and enjoy their pumpkin treats. Be enthralled by menacing storytelling with our resident witch and have bundles of fun on our scarecrow selfie. But beware as you may bump into Dracula on your way around the park!

Pumpkin carving from 11am – 4pm in the marquee outside the picnic hut on South Road (near the pygmy hippos). *Please note that there is an additional charge for pumpkins


Spooky storytelling

Sessions in the South Road Picnic Hut at

  • 11.30am
  • 12.30pm
  • 1.30pm
  • 2.30pm  

Pumpkin enrichment

Daily at 12.30pm


24th October – Tigers
25th October – Giraffe
26th October – Rhino
27th October – Colobus Monkey
28th October – Walk through aviary and Marabou Stork
29th October – Penguins
30th October – Lemurs
31st October – Meerkats

Daily talks

11.30 Giraffe Tall Tales
12.00 Meerkats: Nightmare Neighbours (NEW for Halloween only!): Think meerkats are cute and cuddly?  Think again!  They may look adorable but underneath their cute exterior, they often turn out to be nightmare neighbours.
2.00 Curious Coatis
2.30 Brilliant Bugs: You may be surprised to find out just how different our lives would be without insects!  They help to provide us with many things – including food. There are countries all over the world where bugs are a regular part of the human diet.  Join us at Brilliant Bugs where we'll be talking about the importance of insects - you’ll even have the opportunity to be brave and try some dried insects yourself! (while stocks last)

3.30 Spotlight on Penguins

Where next?

Explore Marwell, Plan a visit or check out our Tickets & Offers.

Tickets & Offers

Book tickets for Halloween or else!

Book tickets for Halloween or else!