Record Breaking Halloween

Record breaking visitors at Yorkshire Wildlife Park get into the Halloween spirit

A record breaking 22,000 visitors enjoyed Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s magical Half Term Halloween Adventure.

Over a third more visitors came this year than in 2015 to be cast a spell over during the three day extravaganza filled with a cast of creepy characters and mythical beasts. Many got into the spirit by coming in Halloween fancy dress for the spooky ‎adventure, which ran from Thursday to yesterday (Saturday).

Visitors also had the chance to be amongst the first to see the new Deadly Bugs show, a daunting demonstration of some of the most terrifying bugs on our planet.

“We are absolutely delighted at the success of the Halloween Adventure. Over the three days we welcomed 22,737 visitors – an increase of 34 per cent on last year, which is incredible.”

“Every year we try to improve every event as well as the whole visitor experience generally. For Halloween the park was full of surprises, trick or treats, as well as witches, fairies and wizards to cast a spell. We dared everyone to step into our world of Halloween fun and enchantment, but never imagined so many would!”

Chris White, Events Manager
Halloween Fire Eater
Epico the Dragon

During the Halloween Adventure visitors explored the enchanted forest, enjoyed entertainers, marveled at the `magnifical’ creatures in the Imaginary Menagerie and gazed in wonder and trepidation at Professor Danger’s fearsome wonder show.

Epico the Dragon along with a host of Halloween characters were also on hand to thrill visitors. Children also enjoyed story telling, playing games to win Halloween treats, making their own wand in the witches and wizards craft workshop and having their faces painted.

The woodland walk was lit up and there was a chance to see breathtaking fire juggling and performances from the amazing Bubbleman.


YWP offers an unrivalled opportunity to come almost face to face with some of the world’s most beautiful and at risk animals such as Amur Tigers and Leopards, Lions, Polar Bears, Giraffes, and many others. The park, which has been putting conservation and education at the heart of its work since opening in 2009, has just welcomed two rare black rhinos.

The two-year-olds – Hodari and Dayo -who each weigh about a tonne arrived from Berlin Zoo and are currently settling in at YWP.

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