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Join us for a delightful, not too frightful, fun-filled weekend at Butterfly Creek this Halloween. Come dressed up, as we will have roaming entertainers giving out spot prizes for cool costumes. The festivities take place on the 28th and 29th of October 2023, and there is so much happening for the whole family to enjoy.

Let the kids transform into their Halloween character of choice with our free face painting on Sunday the 29th Oct. Take part in our giant pumpkin hunt to be in to win 1 of 2 spooktacular prize packs, and say hello to our entertainers, who will be handing out Halloween treats. View the entertainment calendar to plan your day.

Join us for our daily animal encounters to see some of our animals also joining in the Halloween festivities. Halloween activities are free with any day passes to Butterfly Creek. Book your tickets online today.

What’s on this Halloween


Giant Pumpkin Hunt

We have hidden 6 giant pumpkins around Butterfly Creek, each with different letters that when put together, spell the name of one of our scariest animals! Grab a quiz form on arrival and find all 6 pumpkins to spell the animal’s name and you will be in to win 1 of 2 spooktacular prize packs!

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Spooky Animal Encounters

Don’t miss our popular crocodile feeding at 1:00pm and see some of our creepiest critters up close either at our 11:00am tarantula encounter or our 1:30pm wētāpunga encounter. Plus, our keepers are adding a Halloween twist to some of our other free daily animal encounters so make sure you check them out!

Face painting

Face Painting and Entertainers

We have so much exciting entertainment happening! Spot our entertainers handing out Halloween treats all weekend, give them your scariest face or roar – they love to be scared! Plus, the kids will love to get into character with our free Halloween-themed face painting on Sunday the 29th from 10:30am – 2:30pm.

Buy Tickets

Choose our affordable individual Day Pass or choose our great value Family Pass for 2 Adults and 2 Children. Passes include access to all attractions (train rides additional). You have 6 months to used your ticket from the date selected so if you can’t make it on the chosen day, you can use it another day.

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