A LOT of activity will be taking place at Beale Wildlife Park this autumn half term.

Dressing up for Halloween; a new family 'Myths and Legends' trail; plus an opportunity to build a bat box and meet some of the resident bugs will be on offer.

Marking Halloween has become a tradition at the park, who are again offering a free child admission if they are dressed in fancy dress and accompanied by a full paying adult.

Stephen Mckeown from Beale Park said: "Each year, our younger visitors make such an effort and it is great fun for us to see all the different characters that come to park to enjoy a day out.

"We've been offering this free entry for a child for a number of years now and it is great to see visitors returning year after year dressed up."

The keepers are also getting the animals into the Halloween spirit by introducing pumpkins into their diet or by putting their food into pumpkins.

In half term week and throughout November, the family trail will be discovering the truth behind ‘Myths and Legends’ surrounding the animals and plants in the Park.

These and other myths are just some of the questions that the younger visitors will be able to discover the answer to.

On Wednesday, October 30, between 10.30am and 12.30pm, visitors can build a bat box to take home (additional £5 for the materials).

Later on the same day, they can also ‘Meet Our Bugs’ between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

For opening times and ticket prices, visit www.bealepark.org.uk.