Best Halloween Event


Colchester Zoo’s Shriek Week during October half term offers frightfully good fun for all the family!

Experience plenty of spook-tacular themed displays and activities throughout the day! PLUS little ones can also be able to enjoy the festive fun with daily magic shows and crafts witches in the ice cream parlour! With so many events and activites this is a week not to be missed!

For those of you brave enough to stay after dark Colchester Zoo’s Fright Nights also take place on selected evenings during the October Half Term to offer hair-raising screams as the zoo remains open after dark until 9.30pm! Book your tickets for this event online and enjoy a frightfully good deal on E-tickets!

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Highly Recommended: Halloween Festival Marsh Farm
A festival of Halloween fun, activities and events including a FREE pumpkin for every child and our NEW Boo Barn! Featuring Marsh Farm’s pumpkin patch, witches’ maze, wizards’ spell school, halloween show, creepy crafts and more.


Highly Recommended: Moo Music Halloween party
A 45 minute baby MOO BOO special adventure. Going on a friendly ghost train with lit up lanterns. Going on a sensory bug hunt, mixing up spells and having a party with bubbles and balloons to celebrate!


Highly Recommended: Baby Pumpkin – Baby Sensory
Baby Pumpkin is an Autumn themed sensory sesion with lots of pumpkins, autumn colours and lots of fun. Explore the smells, sights, sounds and textures of Autumn such as making music to the pumpkin shake, boucing or tummy time on pumpkins, and exploring a very sensory pumkin patch. You will never experience Autumn the same way.


2018 Winner: Shriek Week, Colchester Zoo

2017 Winner: Shriek Week, Colchester Zoo

2016 Winner: Shriek Week, Colchester Zoo
2015 Winner: Fright Night, Colchester Zoo
2014 Winner: Fright Night, Colchester Zoo

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