Halloween at Bristol Zoo
On Sunday we were invited over to Bristol Zoo to see what activities they have in store for Halloween and half term. We are big fans of Bristol Zoo and have visited several times, but not for about 2 years so we couldn’t wait to go back and see the animals and have a fun day out.
As it’s half term in England this week and with Halloween coming up Bristol Zoo has come up with a cool Halloween trail and Halloween activities to celebrate.
When you enter you will be given an activity sheet and you can follow clues around the zoo to find missing letters which lead you to the activity centre where you can make your own Halloween mask, have your face painted and other themed activities. Most of these carry an extra charge though.
My children loved following the trail and guessing the answers to the questions.
There are also Halloween decorations dotted around, but don’t worry, they aren’t scary! There were cobwebs in the trees and painted masks around and we saw pumpkins in the restaurant!
Most of all though the kids loved seeing all the animals. They didn’t stop with their excited shouts all day as they saw a new and interesting animals. They learnt so much and had lots of fun too.
We took a picnic and ate that for lunch on the benches next to the monkeys and in the afternoon stopped for hot chocolate and a cake in the restaurant. The restaurant has been renovated since we last visited and is a big improvement. There are fun areas for the children to play and there is table service which is much easier when you have a family. It still gets quite busy at peak times though so be mindful what time you visit.
Bean was begging to have a go on ZooRopia, the big raised adventure course that goes above the Gorillas and she loved it. It cost £7.20 which was well worth it as she had lots of fun – although I don’t quite know where she gets her bravery from!
All in all, Bristol Zoo is a fantastic choice for a family day out this half term. You can very easily spend a whole day here and there is so much to do, especially with the added Halloween activities (more details about the activities are available on the website).
This half term children get in for just £5 with a paying adult if you book online so it’s a great time to visit and save some money on standard entrance prices.
We made a little video of our day out so have a watch to see all the fabulous animals that we saw!
Disclosure – we were given free entry to the zoo for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and our own.