a boy standing with a back pack in front of Air Race at Emerald Park. It is in the dark and the attraction is in motion and lit up.

October opening times

4th October 2023

It’s officially spooky season! Check out our October opening times and all the ghoulish things happening in the park.

Halloween is calling and Emerald Park is ready and waiting for fun, frights, ghouls and goblins 👻

Throughout October we will be closed Monday – Friday, with the exception of our After Dark event on the 20th and the school midterm on October 30th – November 5th.

Our opening hours are 10:00 – 17:00.

Our epic Halloween events, Tricky Trail and After Dark, also return this year on select dates…

Tricky Trail: October 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th – 1st November, 11:00 – 16:00

After Dark: 20th, 21st, 28th, 29th, 18:30 – 22:00

What fang-tastic fun awaits this month?

three girls sitting on a chair looking at a skeleton with scared expressions

Tricky Trail

Tricky Trail is back with a BOO this Halloween. The family friendly treasure hunt guarantees a frightfully fun family day out, with spooky story telling, eccentric experiments, spell casting, magical performances, and more! There may even be a trick or treat waiting for you at the end of the trail…

The Endeavour ride at Emerald Park at the After Dark Halloween event.

After Dark

The thrilling night event, After Dark, makes a spine tingling come back for 2023. Get ready to take on the infamous BIG EIGHT – the Cú Chulainn coaster, Endeavour, The Rotator, Dino Dash, Flight School, Air Race AND Power Surge. Are you brave enough to conquer your fears in the dark?

a group of children outside the gift shop at Emerald Park playing with bubbles

School midterm

From October 30th – November 5th our opening hours are 10:00 – 17:00. Stop by the park for EPIC fun on your favourite attractions, a walk on the wild side in our zoo, and enjoy a range of exciting shows and immersive experiences. The midterm is the LAST CHANCE to ride our thrill seeking attractions, on November 5th, our Adventure Zone will close for the season.

snowy owl at emerald park

World of Raptors

The World of Raptors birds will continue to fly in the iconic bird of prey display this month. There will be one showing per day at 14:30.

African pygmy goat roams about at Emerald park

Petting Farm

The Petting Farm will be open between 12:00 – 16:00 throughout October.

amur leopard at emerald park

Zoo Talks

Our zookeepers are excited to meet you and chat about your favourite animals and conservation efforts surrounding them! 12:30 Ring-tailed lemurs; 13:00 Amur leopard; 13:30 King vultures; 15:00 Mountain lion

We can’t wait to see you!

Spooky season is always a family favourite here at the park! Our haunting Halloween events are guaranteed to provide a frightfully fun day out!

Be sure to stop by our immersive zoo experiences this month and don’t forget… this midterm is the LAST CHANCE to ride our thrill seeking attractions before they close for the season.

Book your tickets in advance on our website and save up to 20% off your visit.