Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular! has now ended for the season. Keep an eye on our website for more exciting events coming soon!

This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular! returns with a new series of family-friendly frights. Follow along our trail and meet some weird and wonderful characters along the way. We SCARE you to come and brave our illuminated trail from Friday 7 – Monday 31 October.  

From pirates and skeletons to creepy crawlies and ghosts, there’s plenty to get you into the Halloween spirit, as well as themed food and drink kiosks throughout. Our animals will be in bed, but there's still plenty to see!

Please note: this will be our last trail of the year, with only daytime events and evening grotto experiences planned for Christmas – so be sure to make the most of this unique opportunity to explore the zoo at night 👻 

View our Spooktacular map

Halloween VIP experience 

Our fabulous VIP package includes entry into Edinburgh Zoo for the day, supper at our restaurant and access into our spooktacular trail.  

After a day at the zoo, you can enjoy an early two course supper and afterwards be one of the first to head back into the park to see Edinburgh Zoo transformed into a wickedly wonderful light trail!   

8 - 16 October – Please note, if you are selecting a date for our VIP package between 8 - 16 October, the early two course supper will be held at 5pm. 

18 - 31 October – If you are selecting a date for our VIP package between 18 - 31 October, the early two course supper will be held at 4.30pm.  

View our adult and child VIP menus!

Available on selected evenings only. Find out more and book here 


For the first seven evenings, the timeslots will be:  

  • 6:15pm, 6:45pm, 7:15pm 

For the remaining evenings, timeslots will be: 

  • 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm 


We have peak and off-peak prices depending on which date you join us for our spooktacular trail. Check our calendar below to see our peak and off-peak days.

Peak prices:

Adult: £17

Child: £13

Adult member: £14.50

Child member: £10.50

Under 3 & Carer (must bring carers card or other ID): Free

Off-peak prices:

Adult: £15.30 

Child: £11.70 

Adult member: £13.05 

Child member: £9.45 

Under 3 & Carer (must bring carers card or other ID): Free

VIP prices:

VIP adult: £51

VIP child: £31

VIP adult member: £32.50

VIP child member: £27.90

VIP under 3s: free

VIP carer (must bring carers card or other ID): £17.50






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