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: Halloween Special, Audley End Miniature Railway
Your fang-tastic experience will begin at the station where our station masters will board you upon our Halloween express. Chugging deep into the Estate Woodland you will arrive at the witches’ house and be greeted by the coven of witches together with their cheeky monster friends. The wicked witches and playful monsters will entertain you, cackling and chanting spells around their cauldrons. But make sure you behave yourselves as they perform their witchy dance, or they might cast a spell on you…

Highly Recommended: Barleylands Spooky Night
Spooky Night will see youngsters enjoy lots of fiendish fun including Halloween crafts, story time with Wendy the Witch and a chance to face their fears with snakes, tarantulas and other creepy critters in the reptile house. Plus every paying child receives a FREE pumpkin to take home!

2021 Winner: Shriek Week, Colchester Zoo

2020 Winner: Shriek Week, Colchester Zoo

2019 Winner: Shriek Week, Colchester Zoo

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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