Zoo to host halloween event

WITH a haunted forest, ghost tours and a Halloween fancy dress party - you'd be a ghoul to miss out.

By SIMON TOMLINSON

simon.tomlinson@eveningstar.co.uk>

WITH a haunted forest, ghost tours and a Halloween fancy dress party - you'd be a ghoul to miss out.

Colchester Zoo is lining up a week of spooky events including three special late-night openings.


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Winners will be trick or treated to all the usual animal attractions as well as being able to take part in the after-hours activities.

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Steph Kaye, communications and development assistant at Colchester Zoo, said: “We're really looking forward to this year's Shriek Week. There's a whole range of exciting Halloween activities that kids can take part in with their families.

“There are also over 270 species of animals here and with the zoo open until 9pm on the three nights there is plenty of time to experience all the Halloween entertainment and see all the animals on the same day.

“It is also a good way for kids to stay safe and have fun rather than being out on the streets trick or treating.”

Visitors are being encouraged to come in fancy dress throughout the week, which starts on Saturday, October 25. The late-night openings will take place on Saturday, October 25, Wednesday, October 29 and Friday, October 31.

Visitors are also asked to note that animal viewing is restricted after dark. It is also advised that you bring a torch to help guide you around the park at night.

For more information about Shriek Week or Colchester Zoo, please call 01206 331292 or visit www.colchester-zoo.com.

Are you looking forward to Halloween? Write to Your Letters, The Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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