West Midland Safari Park is getting ready to welcome visitors to its annual Spooky Spectacular event, which includes brand-new characters for guests to meet.

From 21 October until 5 November, families will be able to meet Mitzy Monster, an adorable but cheeky monster character, who will be out and about for the first week, then will be hosting a brand-new show, from 28 October.

Mitzy’s Silly Science Show is a 20-minute, interactive, live show which includes some amazing experiments, jokes, dancing and lots of spooky fun.

Patch, the Park’s resident pumpkin-headed scarecrow character, will also be out and about for the duration of the event, greeting guests and having his picture taken with them.

Mitzy and Patch will be joined by their creators ‚Äď the silly scientists, who will also be entertaining guests throughout the day.

PR and Events Officer, Bethan Davis, said, “We’re very excited that we have a new character joining us this year for Spooky Spectacular, alongside our much-loved popular character, Patch.

“Mitzy has already spent a bit of time out and about, making sure all the pumpkins and Halloween theming are in place and she is gaining lots of attention and dishing out lots of cuddles and high-fives!

“As well as being able to meet Patch and Mitzy, we have a spooky trail that kids can take part in, to win a tasty treat. There is also the chance to win a Rhino Lodge stay, if guests can find the mischievous dragons who have fled their nest!

‚ÄúAdditionally, we have hundreds of pumpkins making up our pumpkin patch photo points and on 28 and 29 October, we‚Äôre open until 8pm, so guests can enjoy the rides and attractions in the dark! We hope everyone has a spooktacular time with us.‚ÄĚ

Children will be able to pick up a free spooky trail card, then search the Discovery Trail to locate the missing potion ingredients. Once complete, they can hand in their card to win a delicious treat.

Guests can also enter a photo competition for their chance to win an overnight stay in a Rhino Lodge for up to four people, by looking out for some mischievous dragons that have escaped.

Once the dragons have been found, guests can snap a picture with them and upload it to the Park’s Facebook Page to be entered into the prize draw. There will be many more opportunities to take seasonal photos at the pumpkin patch and the brand-new pumpkin pod photo point.

There is also the option to grab tickets for the Spooky VR Ride, to encounter ghastly ghouls, petrifying pumpkins and sinister scarecrows!

The event is also the last chance for guests to enjoy the rides, before the Adventure Theme Park closes for winter.