Marwell Zoo trains young wizards to fly for half term Halloween festivities

Channelling their inner witch or wizard, children have been captured on camera flying high as part of our fun-filled half term activities.

Our resident wizard professor is now busy putting trainee flyers through their paces to earn their Level 2 broomstick licence. Sessions last 20 minutes and take place each day in the ‘flying arena’ on the front lawn on a first come first served basis.

The magical activity is part of our special event ‘Boo at the Zoo’ which takes place until Sunday (October 29).

Join the scary witch at 11am, 1pm and 3pm for some creepy storytelling in the Haunted Hall.

Meanwhile new for 2017, become part of the magic of Marwell by getting creative and making your very own spellbinding wand (£1 fee applies).

Stop by the Pumpkin Patch to design and carve your very own special pumpkin to take home (£3 fee applies).

Wand-making sessions and pumpkin carving workshops are 10.30am until 4pm daily.

Don your scariest costume and transform fully into character with face painting available at the gift shop from 12pm until 4pm daily (£3.99 fee applies).

From ring-tailed coatis to dyeing poison frogs, snake-necked turtles to Amur leopards, cotton-top tamarins to flamingos and giraffes there is an incredible range of species to see and over 140 acres of beautiful parkland to explore with play parks, trains, and animal talks, there is plenty to occupy your little ones whilst you relax and soak up the surroundings.

Guests can enjoy a range of daily animal talks and feeds including curious coatis, marvellous meerkats and penguin talks.

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