Fangtastic Hocus Pocus events

We had a spook-tacular time during our family Hocus Pocus Halloween events.

More than 450 visitors joined us after hours as we held the three themed evenings, which featured a trick and treat hunt around the zoo site, with visits to the haunted cottage and 11th century castle.

And there were some fangtastic costumes on display as youngsters and adults dressed as ghosts, skeletons, spiders, witches and wizards came face-to-face with a variety of creepy critters and joined in with Dippy’s Halloween disco in the Queen Mary Restaurant.

Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Our Hocus Pocus events always prove popular with visitors and this year we even added an extra third night, which sold out immediately.

“We had frighteningly good fun as the zoo and castle’s atmospheric setting always provides the perfect spooky backdrop for Halloween.”

Check out our Hocus Pocus photo gallery and see if you can spot yourself – click to enlarge!