West Midland Safari Park is getting ready for a pumpkin-packed celebration this Halloween season with its annual Spooky Spectacular event and this year, a new character has set up residence.
From 22 October, families will be able to meet ‘Patch’, a pumpkin-headed scarecrow, who is hosting his very own Pumpkin Party live stage show, at selected times throughout each day. This 20-minute interactive show includes spooky games, eerie magic and lots of dancing, ensuring everyone will have a fang-tastic time.
Following the show, guests will have the chance to meet Patch and snap a spooky selfie with him, which can be used to enter the Park’s photo competition, to be in with the chance of winning a family annual pass.
‘Perils of the Pumpkin Patch’ trail
As well as the live show, Patch will also need help from ‘spooky explorers’ for his ‘Perils of the Pumpkin Patch’ scratch card trail. The mischievous crows have stolen some of Patch’s prize pumpkins, which are brightly coloured and magical!
Children need to explore the Park’s walk-through areas, find the pumpkins and reveal a magic word which will scare off the crows and return the pumpkins to Patch. Successful explorers who find all six pumpkins will earn a special sticker prize and a thank you message from Patch himself.
The Park’s Discovery Trail will be transformed with cobwebs, spooky scenes and over a thousand pumpkins, some of which will make up Patch’s Pumpkin Patch, where guests can take more photos to enter the photo competition.
Tickets for the Spooky Spectacular can be booked here.
Brand-new Lantern Festival
As well as Spooky Spectacular starting on 22 October, the Park’s brand-new Lantern Festival also starts on this date. Running solely on evenings, the Park will be magically illuminated by the light of over a thousand lanterns, including a Halloween scene, especially for the spooky season.
Spooky Spectacular runs from 22 to 31 October and is included in the standard admission charge of £25.00 for adults, £20.00 for children aged 3-15 and £22.00 for concessions. Children under the age of three are free of charge. Admission includes a Free Return Code to visit again in 6 months, only when booking online in advance. Adventure Theme Park rides are charged extra.
Tickets for the Lantern Festival can be booked here.
Further information about West Midland Safari Park is available from the Park’s website www.wmsp.co.uk or by telephone 01299 402114. Find out more on the Safari Park’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WestMidSafari.