If you are looking to get your family into the spirit of Halloween, you should consider taking them to Blackpool Zoo which is preparing for a half-term week packed with spooky activities.

From Saturday 22nd to 30th October, kids will be able to try their hand at pumpkin carving in the Children’s Farm. They’ll then get the chance to fill their scary looking vegetables with treats, which will be fed to the animals across the zoo .

Pumpkins will also be hidden in animal enclosures, and a fun trail to find them all will take place every day up to Halloween .

Visitors will also be able to take part in spooky badge making, giraffe and lorikeet feeding and the usual popular line up of animal talks, feeds and contact sessions across the zoo and in the Children’s Farm.

“Half term is set to be a spooky spectacular with fun for the whole family,” said Jude Rothwell, PR and Marketing Co-ordinator at Blackpool Zoo .

“Pumpkin carving and animal feeding are always very popular with the children and, of course, our residents!”

More information on the half term Halloween events and activities can be found at blackpoolzoo.org.uk, along with details on prices and opening times. The site also offers a 10 per cent online discount on admission.