The safari park is gearing up to welcome guests to its annual spooktacular event.

From Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, November 5, West Midland Safari Park (WMSP) will host the Spooky Spectacular with brand-new characters and live show for visitors.

Families will be able to meet Mitzy Monster, an adorable but cheeky character who will be out and about in the first week, whilst Mitzy’s Silly Science Show will be on offer from Saturday, October 28.

The science show is a 20-minute performance which includes a host of amazing experiments, jokes, dancing and lots of spooky fun.

Patch, the safari park’s resident pumpkin-headed scarecrow, will also be around for the duration of the event to greet visitors and take pictures with them.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Mitzy Monster will be entertaining guests in a brand-new interactive show Mitzy Monster will be entertaining guests in a brand-new interactive show (Image: West Midland Safari Park)

PR and events officer, Bethan Davis, said: “We’re very excited that we have a new character joining us this year for Spooky Spectacular alongside our much-loved character Patch.

“Mitzy has already spent a bit of time out and about making sure all the pumpkins and Halloween theming are in place and she is gaining lots of attention and dishing out lots of cuddles and high-fives.”

Children will be able to pick up a free spooky trail card where they can search the Discovery Trail to find the missing potion ingredients to win a delicious treat.

Guests can also enter a photo competition for their chance to win an overnight stay in a Rhino Lodge for up to four people by looking out for some mischievous dragons that have escaped.

There is an option to grab tickets for the Spooky VR Ride to encounter ghastly ghouls, petrifying pumpkins and sinister scarecrows whilst the event will give guests the last chance to enjoy the rides before the Adventure Theme Park closes for winter.

Kidderminster Shuttle: New characters, the ‘silly scientists’ will also be entertaining guests New characters, the ‘silly scientists’ will also be entertaining guests (Image: West Midland Safari Park)

Ms Davis added: “We have hundreds of pumpkins making up our pumpkin patch photo points and on October 28 and 29, we’re open until 8pm, so guests can enjoy the rides and attractions in the dark.

“We hope everyone has a spooktacular time with us.”

The Spooky Spectacular is included in the admission charge and the best prices can be booked online in advance with children under three getting in for free.

The Adventure Theme Park rides and the VR Ride are charged extra with every admission including a free return to visit again within six months if pre-booked online.

For more information visit or call 01299 402 114.