Eerie enrichment at Twycross Zoo this Halloween

Monday, 29th October 2018

IT’S worth a visit to Twycross Zoo this Halloween as the animals will be participating in the eerie goings on.

All of the animals, including the meerkats, will be waking up throughout the Halloween period to spooky habitats, devilish treats and ghoulish carved pumpkins as part of the Zoo’s animal enrichment programme.

Catch the Western Lowland gorillas enjoying a pumpkin party, with father and son, Oumbi and Lope taking a particular interest in the tasty treats!

Visitors to the spooktacular conservation charity during this time will also be able to get involved and help the Discovery and Learning Team in creating their very own Howl-oween themed crafts, which will encourage the animals natural behaviours such as foraging as well as offer choice and novelty by exciting their five senses. These spooky creations will be put into the animals’ home each afternoon so visitors can see how they interact with their handiworks.

With a host of spooktacular activities planned for Halloween on selected dates from Saturday 27th October to the 4th November, the Leicestershire-based zoo is offering something for all the family.

Remember that families and LEGO® brick-lovers alike can also explore an interactive safari with over 70 life-sized LEGO brick animals, showcasing 27 different species as part of the Great Brick Safari.

Professional LEGO brick builders, Bright Bricks, used 882,339 LEGO bricks to make the incredible sculptures. Among them, you’ll find a four-metre-tall elephant named Earl Grey, a roaring Bengal tiger and a majestic lion with his playful cubs.

Centrally located in the heart of England just off junction 11 of the M42, Twycross Zoo is open to the public from 10am to 6pm, 364 days a year. For further information and to book tickets visit or call 0844 474 1777.