Child goes free this Halloween! Creep it real this half term with Child Goes Free at Bristol Zoo Gardens!


Join us this Halloween from 20 October to 4 November to celebrate some of our favourite ghoulish animals.

Walk Dracula Drive, meet the Wicked Witch and enjoy a variety of Halloween themed activities including Creepy Encounters, fun arts and crafts and a Halloween Mystery Trail.

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Halloween Mystery Trail - Are you ready for a Spook-tacular time? Use your Haunted Handbook to navigate your way through themed areas of the Zoo and crack codes to solve the tricky trail. 

Wicked Witch - See if you can spot the Wicked Witch wandering the grounds with her gruesome artefacts. 

Spooky Storytelling - Tiptoe along Dracula Drive to Thriller Theatre where you can settle in for some Spooky Storytelling with the Wicked Witch. 

This activity will be available at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and will last for 20 minutes from the start time.

Skull Spy - The ultimate game of I Spy - Halloween style! There are six skulls lurking around Bug World - challenge your friends and family to see who can find them first as you wander through the forest, desert and ocean zones. Tick them off in your Haunted Handbook as you go.

Creepy Encounters - Come face-to-face with creepy critters at Thriller Theatre. Get ready for some myth busters about our smaller animals in an exclusive presentation by our marvellous volunteers. You can even hold some of the animals in your hands - if you think you’re brave enough! 

Bat Walk Through - Immerse yourselves in our Bat walk-through as you hang out with some of the rarest bats in the world. 

Witches Corner - Reinvent yourselves with some frightful face paint and enjoy some fun arts and crafts with the friendly witches.

*Craft activities and face painting will incur an additional small charge.

Animal Enrichment – Our animals will be celebrating Halloween with some delicious pumpkin enrichment. While some enjoy tasty pumpkins, others are more interested in the treats hidden inside.


This exciting offer means a child can come into the Zoo for free with each paying adult when you book online from 20 October until 4 November. Use code 'FREECHILD' at the checkout to redeem. Please ensure you add child tickets to your basket and then add the code at the checkout. 

Please Note: Child Goes Free offer strictly permits only one child free with each paying adult. Additional child tickets will need to be purchased separately. Not valid with any other offer. Not sure? Check our child goes free FAQs here.

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