On Saturday, we spent our day at Southwick’s Zoo! It’s close to our house and Sean’s family was visiting. When we started brainstorming about how to spend a family day together, Southwick’s Zoo made sense!
Here are some photos from our day at the zoo!
Sean wasn’t feeling well so he stayed back. But Javi and I joined his brothers, my sister in-law and his mom for lunch at Galliford’s and then an afternoon among the animals. Javi’s favorite animals are lions. Every time he’d would walk up to a cage he would say “no lion” and frown. When we finally made it to the lions (!) he was pumped! But they were sleeping and not active (cats!) and we had to make their ROAR-ing noises ourselves. 🙂
Another favorite part of this zoo is the deer forest! It’s a large open space and the deer come right up to you and let you pet them. They really just want you to put .50 cents in the food machine so they can have a snack. But they’re adorable and even the ones with antlers are gentle. Javi’s laugh, as they nibbled the food from his hands, was priceless!
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He also loved the petting zoo (and the playground). Those goats in the petting zoo are rough! As soon as you put the money in the machine they smother you, jump up on you and the food barely touches your hand before it hits their mouths! Every time, I’m shocked. But they’re cute, too. Even if they act like they’ve never eaten before.
I really like Southwick’s Zoo. Javi’s still free (until he’s 3!) and we have passes to last us through the rest of the season. We plan to go once more in a few weeks when they begin their “Zoo Boo Days”. Kids get to dress up (here’s our trip from last Halloween) and they treat many of the animals to special enrichment activities like eating and playing with pumpkins. It’s adorable!
It was such a great day and we can’t wait to get back there! Hopefully, next time, Sean will join us! How was your weekend?