Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Marwell Zoo trains young wizards to fly for half term Halloween festivities

These spook-tacular snaps show trainee wizards defying gravity to master the art of broomstick flying ahead of Halloween.


Channelling their inner witch or wizard, children have been captured on camera flying high at Marwell Zoo as part of their fun-filled half term activities.

Marwell Zoo’s resident wizard professor is now busy putting trainee flyers through their paces to earn their Level 2 broomstick licence. Sessions last 20 minutes and take place each day in the ‘flying arena’ on the front lawn on a first come first served basis.

The magical activity is part of Marwell Zoo’s special event ‘Boo at the Zoo’ which takes place until Sunday (October 29).

Join the scary witch at 11am, 1pm and 3pm for some creepy storytelling in the Haunted Hall.

Meanwhile new for 2017, become part of the magic of Marwell Wildlife by getting creative and making your very own spellbinding wand (£1 fee applies).

Stop by the Pumpkin Patch to design and carve your very own special pumpkin to take home (£3 fee applies).





Wand-making sessions and pumpkin carving workshops are 10.30am until 4pm daily.

Don your scariest costume and transform fully into character with face painting available at the gift shop from 12pm until 4pm daily (£3.99 fee applies).



From ring-tailed coatis to dyeing poison frogs, snake-necked turtles to Amur leopards, cotton-top tamarins to flamingos and giraffes there is an incredible range of species to see and over 140 acres of beautiful parkland to explore with play parks, trains, and animal talks, there is plenty to occupy your little ones whilst you relax and soak up the surroundings.


Visitors can enjoy a range of daily animal talks and feeds including curious coatis, marvellous meerkats and penguin talks.

Marwell Zoo is operated by Marwell Wildlife, an action oriented conservation charity at the forefront of conservation work around the world, working in partnership with communities, statutory agencies and other non-governmental organisations. The charity engages with over 35,000 children and young people through their educational programmes, and welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year to Marwell Zoo.



Marwell Wildlife’s projects extend from the reintroduction of desert antelopes in the Sahara through to community based projects in Northern Kenya and habitat restoration in the south of England.

For more details and for a full list of park events visit the charity's website www.marwell.org.uk

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