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Bristol Zoo Gardens is getting ready for a different kind of Halloween celebration.
The Zoo is getting in the Halloween mood for this annual celebration which starts on October 21 and goes on until October 29.
There will be giant skull masks all around the Zoo and a special haunted trail created by the Zoo’s own Zooperhero Kuki.
Children can search around the zoo for a series of creepy clues and then make a spine-tingling skull mask at the end.
Kuki has also come up with a special Halloween parade for children which he will be leading around the Zoo every day.
There will also be an immersive storyteller spooking everyone with tales of skeletons, ghouls and ghosts.
For those who are brave enough there is a Mexican Spooky Shrine with lots of ghostly masks where people can take selfies to post to their friends on social media.
And the zoo’s daily animal encounters with spiders, cockroaches and giant stick insects will have Holloween themes as well.
A special Halloween piñata is being placed in one of the animal enclosures and streaming pictures on Facebook Live.
People will be asked to guess how long it will take the animals to break up the piñata and get hold of their favourite food.
And there will be a special prize for the person who gets the time right.
Children can also get their faces painted in chilling Halloween designs.
The Zoo’s Hide café restaurant and the Hungry Monkey drinks and sandwich hut will also have Halloween themes.
Paul Pritchard, Bristol Zoo’s marketing manager, said: “This is going to be Bristol Zoo’s spookiest, fun-filled Halloween ever and we want everyone to enjoy it.”
Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity and relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work in the zoo, but also its vital conservation and research projects spanning five continents.
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