From 21st-29th October, the infamous Wicked Witch of Wildwood will be flying in on her broomstick for a fiendishly fun-packed howl-oween at the Devon Wildlife Park.
The Saxon Village at the park, based just outside Ottery St Mary near Exeter, will once again fall under the spell of the witch, who will be sharing some of her tricks with young witches and wizards - she’ll even be teaching them how to make their very own wands.*
The Saxon Villagers will also be on hand to share tales of England’s distant Anglo-Saxon past, when Halloween was celebrated as Samhain, and was a traditional Pagan festival marking the changing seasons - summer to winter, light to dark.
Mini witches and wizards are invited to put their pumpkin carving skills to the test by creating a stylish jack-o-lantern and those looking for a long-lasting keepsake from their spellbinding stay will be able to turn their hand to jewellery making in the forge.
From fearsome bears and the resident wolf pack, to ghostly arctic foxes, Wildwood Devon packs all the treats and no tricks for adventurous explorers.
Visit our website wildwoodtrust.org for more information.
Wildwood Devon is one of Devon’s best wildlife parks. Set in 45 acres of stunning parkland featuring threatened and locally extinct native species such as the iconic red squirrel. As you stroll through the tranquil woodland, you can get up close to an array of unusual animals here including…