Halloween at Ponderosa Zoo

We have lots of spooky half term activities this Halloween!

Tickets for this are limited so pre booking is essential.

Join us for a Spook-tacular Halloween this half term! 

All activities outlined below take place daily from 23rd October – 31st October!


Halloween Skeleton Trail
(Included in admission price) 

Follow the spine-chilling Halloween Trail round the zoo and you might come face to face with some devilish sights!

Pumpkin Workshop
(£3 per pumpkin – pay on arrival at the workshop)

Pick your very own pumpkin from our indoor pumpkin patch and you also have the option to paint ghoulish designs onto your pumpkin before taking it home! Open daily from 11.30am – 3.30pm!


Fancy Dress Competition
(Included in admission price) 

Enter the Halloween Fancy Dress Competition! For the chance to win a free Family Pass or Otter Encounter* upload a picture to Instagram next to Gus the Gorilla using #PonderoScare2021. Don’t forget to be in your most frightening fashion! 


Animal Talks and Encounters
(Included in admission price) 

Reindeer Talk and Feed: 11:30am 

Insect Encounter: 12.30pm 

Serval Talk and Feed: 1:30pm 

Asian Short Clawed Otter Talk and Feed: 2:30pm 

Scottish Wildcat Talk and Feed: 3:30pm 


Halloween Disco – SOLD OUT

If you’re not too spooked out, your little ones can visit Lakeside Restaurant on Friday 29th October 4-8pm for a hair-raising Halloween disco! Dress up if you dare and take part in the fancy-dress competition!


*Family Pass is for families with children under 8, the Otter Encounter is for families with children over 8

Maps & Guides

Planning a visit to Ponderosa Zoo? Why not familiarise yourself with our handy map before your day out. 


01924 235276 / office@ponderosa-centre.co.uk

Lakeside Restaurant
01924 404604 / lakeside@ponderosa-lakeside.co.uk

Day Care
01924 404154

Ponderosa Zoo,
Off Smithies Lane,
WF16 0PN

 Opening Hours 10am – 5pm daily. 

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