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This past weekend was a blast. We were able to start our celebrations for Halloween early by going to a Pumpkin Bash event at our local Woodland Park Zoo, and we had a great time.

HALLOWEEN COMES TO WOODLAND PARK ZOO Sat. & Sun., Oct. 28-29, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pumpkin Bash features: 1. Trick-or-treating for kids 2. Family-friendly Boomazium fun including not-so-scary storytelling and puppet shows 3. Pumpkins for the animals SPECIAL DISCOUNT: One kid (12 years and under) in costume is admitted FREE with a full-price paid adult admission (cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion) All activities are free with zoo admission or membership Get into the Halloween spirit with these Facebook Cover Photos inspired by the howling good time our animals have at Pumpkin Bash. They are sized to fit perfectly into the Cover Photo spot on your Facebook profile – just save your favorite and upload to your profile to share the fun! Avoid lines and buy your general admission tickets in advance, or become a member for unlimited admission all year long! Please note: discounts and coupons are not applicable for online ticket purchases. For More Information and to Purchase Tickets #ad Please visit: https://www.zoo.org/halloween #wa #washingtonstate #woodland #woodlandparkzoo #seattlezoo #seattlehalloween #seattletourism #spaceneedle #seattlekids #seattlewheel #surprisetrip #woodlandpark #woodlandzoo @woodlandparkzoo

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I little while ago I have written a post about this program at Woodland Park Zoo related to the Halloween, and so glad we were able to go!

The Zoo was quite busy, and it was hard to find parking at first. I could tell this was going to be a lovely event!

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

We started with a picture session in front of the Zoo, and my kids were wearing their costumes. Here are two of my three kids, the third one left her costume home. It was a great way to start dressing up this weekend as the weather was perfect for wearing just a light costume without getting too cold. Wearing a costume permitted to take advantage of a special discount of getting a free admission for one kid 12 or under wearing a costume. So many kids, little ones, and older ones came dressed up, it was so fun to see all different costumes!

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

Once we got in the Zoo, we noticed lots of stands with snacks, candy, and even various coupons, so a great trick-or-treating program awaited next! Kids got lots of candy in their Halloween baskets! The brands that were represented were excellent, and showcased their new snacks and treats for kids – how fun!

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

After a trick-or-treating session we went to see the programming for the Pumpkin Bash. There was a schedule provided of the activities right next to the map, so it was easy to find where everything was. We took a picture of the programming to remember it.

Then we started going to see animals, and watching the little shows that were set up for us to enjoy.

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

As it was a Pumpkin Bash event, all of the animals were fed out of Jack-o-Lanterns, getting those pumpkins on their heads, and giving us a show how they managed to get their food out of those pumpkins, it was a lot of fun to see.

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

Here are a few of the animals we have seen at the Zoo.

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

This guy seemed tired out, and getting a snooze.

This guy seemed to be specifically posing for a photo shoot.

My toddler, a bird, watching a python.

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

Here is a cute animal called “warty pig”, I have never heard of this one before. Such a cute picture, this pig was really trying hard getting that food out!

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

We loved watching African animals right in the middle of our North West. The animals seemed pretty satisfied with the weather, at least for this week.

Seeing a hippo is always so amazing, they are so huge!

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

The whole Zoo was decorated and celebratory to create that special atmosphere of Halloween.

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

Here is what I loved so much – the Zoo really creates atmosphere related to each area and climate zone, animal habitats that they are showcasing. I loved this exhibit of a fish drying rack – gives such a good presentation of how fish is traditionally treated to preserve it.

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

Our day went so well – we didn’t have any meltdowns, and as we were going from station to station to watch animals being fed, we got to see animals in action, it was exciting for kids, toddlers and tweens. We decided to get some more portraits done of the kids since they were in such good spirits.

Woodland Park Zoo - Pumpkin Bash Experience

It was amazing to see an old-fashioned carousel at the Zoo, and we definitely went on a ride with our toddler.

It was a good day, I can’t wait to go back to Woodland Park Zoo, my kids loved the experience!

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