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Animal Zone Pumpkins

Halloween
Spook-tacular

Visit Rodbaston Animal Zone for a FRIGHTFULLY good time!

No need to book entry, you can just turn up & pay on arrival. Our pumpkin picking & carving does require booking due to limited availability. Details & booking link below.

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Event information

Our 2021 Halloween Spook-tacular will run throughout October half-term from Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st October.

We are are open daily throughout the event from 10am – 4pm.

Please see below for all of the details, activities, daily talks and more Halloween fun taking place at the Animal Zone!

Check out all of our Halloween Activities

🎃 Pick Your Own Pumpkin and Carving!

After you have picked your own pumpkin, you can then carve a spooktacular pumpkin which can be entered into our Pumpkin Carving Competition (a photo of the pumpkin will be taken for the competition so that you can take your pumpkin home with you! Book your place for pumpkin picking and carving here.

  • Running daily from 11am-2.30pm.
  • Located at our pumpkin stall inside of the Visitor Centre.
  • Please be aware that there is an additional charge of £2.50 (which will include entry into the competition) to be paid on the day
  • Photo entry which will be judged Monday 1st November 2021 and winner announced on our social media
  • This event is for children only (ages 17 years and under)
  • Terms and conditions

👻 Fancy dress competition

Taking place on Halloween only! The fancy dress competition will be judged on Sunday 31st October with the winner announced on our social media.

Terms and conditions

🎨 Colouring competition

Enter our colouring competition any day from Sat 23rd – Sun 31st Oct. You can collect a colouring sheet at the Animal Zone or download one below and drop into the Animal Zone to enter the competition. The entries will be judged on 1st November and the winner will be announced on our social media.

Colour in Trick or Treat Sweets

Colour in a Haunted House

Colour in a Witch’s Cat

Terms and Conditions

🕷️ Halloween trail

Take part in our Halloween trail and keep an eye out for all the bugs and spiders in enclosures. You can collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and if you complete the sheet, you might receive a special prize!

🍎 Halloween themed craft activities

  • Apple bobbing
  • Sensory play – involving bugs, snakes, leaves
  • Potion making
  • Pom Pom Spiders
  • Pumpkin papercraft
  • Spooky Cone creations
  • Lots of different pumpkin quizzes and colouring (which can be used for the colouring competition entry)

👀 Animal Encounters

Keep an eye out for a variety of spooky enrichment.

11:00: Lemur talk (Lemur Walkthrough)

12:00: Otter talk (Otter Enclosure)

1:00: Daily videos on our Facebook page featuring our ‘Spooky Animals’ including our snakes, spiders, rats and other invertebrates!

2:00: Pig talk (Paddocks)

3:00: Meerkat talk (Rabbit House)

A snake

‘Face your Fear’ Experience

Scared of snakes? Terrified of tarantulas? Creeped out by creepy crawlies? Our ‘Face Your Fears’ experience is a 30-minute encounter with a range of different reptile and invertebrate species all designed to help you face some of your fears.

Prices:
  • One person: £40, which includes one free adult admission whilst accompanying child of 5-12 years.
  • Additional people £30 per person (up to a maximum of 4 people in one party)

Package includes:

  • Private access to the Zoo’s off show reptile area.
  • The opportunity to interact with and handle some of the animals under the guidance and supervision of one of our experienced keepers.
  • An age-appropriate private talk from an animal keeper.
  • Souvenir certificate of Face Your Fear Experience

Children between 5 and 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Please email azbookings@southstaffs.ac.uk to book your place.