If you love animals, nature and Halloween, you’ll want to head to Wildlife Prairie State Park near Peoria
Don’t delay in scooping up tickets for the Wildlife Scary (But Safe) Park event for 2021; time slots are already beginning to sell out
A Chambanamoms reader tipped us off to this event and it sure sounds fun. We’ve been to Wildlife Prairie Park in the past and love the bears, cougars, and buffalo roaming about the beautiful backdrop. Since we love Halloween too, finding a Halloween event at Wildlife Prairie Park is really something to get excited about.
What makes this different than a typical Boo at the Zoo?
Well, if you’ve been to Wildlife Prairie Park, you already know that this is not a zoo. So that would be the first difference. This event has themed nights, organized stages you will progress through as a family, and fire pits to warm up near. So yes, it is very different than Boo at the Zoo!
What can we expect when we attend?
Upon arrival at your pre-scheduled ticket time, you will wait to board the Scary Park Express (a nice longer train ride) and head to play games at the Pioneer Station. From there, you’ll walk a half-mile trail through the woods. Then you’ll have the chance to scoop up some glow-in-the-dark gear in the gift shop and head through a spooky black light walk. This is also where you can warm up by the fire pits. In addition to the reptiles and amphibians at the Forest Hall Reptile Exhibit, there will be crafts to do as a family. Wrap up your night with a tractor ride back to your parking lot and enjoy your goodie bag.
Can we dress up?
YES and it is encouraged! Some of the theme nights for 2021 are pirates/princesses, favorite animal, and superhero and villain. Check out the theme when you pick the day you are buying your tickets for and you’ll have time to prepare before you go.
Will we see animals?
YES! Look for nocturnal animals on the spooky trail, see what you can spot from the train ride and walk through the reptile exhibit.
Is there candy?
YES! Attendees will be given goodie bags at the end of the evening at the final station.
Head to the Wildlife Prairie Park website to scoop up the tickets for the time you’d like to visit as peak days/times are already selling out. And if you do go, let us know how much fun you had by sharing a picture with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.