The cauldron is bubbling as animals and keepers at the Kent Wildlife park get ready for some frighteningly good October fun.
From Saturday 1 October – Monday 31 October, the infamous Witch of Wildwood will be flying in on her broomstick for a fiendishly fun-packed howl-oween.
Prepare to fall under the spell of the Witch of Wildwood this Hallowe’en
Wicked “Winifred” – well known for her resting witch face – will be imparting her wisdom on some brave young witches and wizards and showing them how to create potions as part of a month of fiendish fun at the wildlife park, near Canterbury.
During the spookiest season of the year, families will also be treated to a ghoulishly great day out exploring the spine-tingling ancient woodland and getting up close with more than 40 species of British wildlife, from bison and badgers to wolves and wildcats. There’ll be the chance to learn more about the spookier animals – from ravens to rats – on-site with engaging daily talks from Wildwood’s team of experts (from Saturday 15 October – Sunday 30 October).
Those brave enough for a chilling challenge, will be able to take part in a special “Pumpkin Trail” or try their hand at the scavenger hunt, solving dastardly riddles in exchange for prizes.
There’ll also be plenty of spooktacular craft activities with a pumpkin carving contest on offer as well as a special “Just for fun” area with a host of Autumnal games including pumpkin bowling and a coconut shy.
Wildwood’s holiday spooktacular will run from Saturday 1 – Monday 31 October and will raise funds for the British wildlife charity’s vital conservation work.
Fly to www.kent.wildwoodtrust.org to find out more and book a slot at Kent’s wildest day out.
- Witch of Wildwood sessions will run 1 October – 9 October (sessions available Fri, Sat & Sun) and 14 October – 30 October (sessions will run daily). Price is £4 per child (ages 4+) and spaces can be booked at the shop upon arrival (subject to availability).
- Halloween Keeper Q&As will run from Saturday 15 October – Sunday 30 October. See website for timings.
- Bring your carved pumpkins in from Monday 24 October to Sunday 30 October. The winner for the best pumpkin design will win a Lynx Experience for two.
* All Q&As take place at the animals’ enclosures. Q&As and activities may vary.
Wildwood Trust opened in 1999 as a centre of excellence for the conservation of British wildlife, and was established as a registered charity in 2002. Wildwood is Kent’s best British wildlife park.
Home to over 200 native animals, past and present and set in 40 acres (16 hectares) of beautiful ancient woodland where visitors can see bears, wolves, bison, deer, owls, foxes, red squirrels, wild boar, lynx, wild horses, badgers and beavers plus many more.
As a leading British animal conservation charity, The Wildwood Trust is dedicated to saving the UK’s most threatened wildlife. Our ground-breaking conservation programmes currently include Wilder Blean, a project to bring bison to the Blean Woods and restoring the almost-extinct chough (chuff) to Kent and the south coast.
Visit our website here: wildwoodtrust.org