An evil sorcerer is casting a spell on Chester Zoo, trying to steal the super powers of nocturnal animals. Visitors this Halloween will have until dusk to break the spell.
Chester zoo has released tickets for its first ever large scale Halloween event, as a host of performers, musicians, aerialists and acrobats prepare to welcome families to the visitor attraction.
The Enchantment of Chester Zoo has been specially created for the zoo by the pioneering experts at Wild Rumpus – architects of the award winning Just So family arts festival.
The major Chester Zoo spectacular will help to reveal the remarkable natural super powers of some of the zoo’s most mysterious species.
From 22 – 31 October, families at the zoo will meet a cavalcade of curious animal characters with incredible skills – from wise old owls to acrobatic spiders!
Visitors will need to keep their wits about them on a journey through the newly enchanted zoo, as they meet the inspirational animal characters before discovering the real life nocturnal animals as families explore the dark fruit bat forest, search for the nocturnal aye-ayes in their shadowy habitat and discover the magnificent Montserrat tarantula.
Charlotte Smith, head of discovery and learning at Chester Zoo, said: “This is set to be a spectacular, fun, hands on experience like no other – something families will remember for a long time! What’s more, we hope it will highlight the incredible diversity of our planet. Some of our nocturnal species are under threat in the wild and visitors to the zoo are helping to fund the work that will prevent us losing animal super-powers forever.”
Rowan Hoban and Sarah Bird, Directors of Wild Rumpus added: “We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Chester Zoo to present this extraordinary adventure for families this autumn. We can’t wait for families to help us lift the spell, have fun together and come away armed with knowledge about these incredible and endangered nocturnal animals, so vital to our world.”
The Enchantment of Chester Zoo runs 10am – 2pm each day from 22 – 31 October 2016 and is free with zoo entry, but booking is advised to guarantee a place.
For more details go to: www.chesterzoo.org/enchantment