From Saturday 21st – Tuesday 31st October, the infamous Wicked Witch of Wildwood will be flying in on her broomstick for a feindishly 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.
Wildwood Trust opened in 1999 as a centre of excellence for the conservation of British wildlife, and was established as a registered charity in 2002. Wildwood is Devon’s best British wildlife park. Home to unique native animals, past and present and set in the heart of Ottery St Mary where visitors can see bears, wolves, owls, red squirrels, wild boar, lynx and more. Families can also experience our magnificent Maze, outdoor Adventure Play, indoor Soft Play, heart-stopping Drop-Slide, 30 Meter Zip Line and authentic Saxon Village.
As one of the leading British animal conservation charities, Wildwood Trust is dedicated to saving Britain’s most threatened wildlife. Wildwood Trust have taken part in many ground-breaking conservation programmes to date, which include, saving the water vole, using wild horses to help restore Kent’s most precious nature reserves, bringing the extinct European beaver back to Britain and returning the hazel dormouse and red squirrel to areas where they have been made extinct.