A couple weeks ago Sydney and I had a whole Saturday ahead of us with no plans and nothing to do. Since she had such a great time at the Zoo when we went this summer I thought maybe she would also enjoy a petting zoo so we headed to Wilsons Wild Animal Park.
Sydney was not particularly interested in feeding the animals with her hands like I did but she was plenty happy to give them access to the bag of food so it was probably a good thing we got two bags of food.
There are so many animals at this park from zebras, to alpacas, to deer, and emu, and sheep and goats and birds and chickens and so many different animals to see and feed. The animals were really friendly and so excited for all the food. We got there pretty early which made it a really nice trip since we weren’t fighting a lot of people to get access to the animals. Not that it ended up being super crowded before we left, but there did end up being quite a bit of people by the time we left.
I couldn’t resist this guy. He was so friendly that I couldn’t resist taking a selfie with him. It took a few tries but we finally got it and I’m pretty glad he didn’t try to like eat my hair or anything.
Me and my girl
She really had a blast and I loved every second of her excitement over all the animals. We had such a great day and Sydney is at such a fun age that these little adventures of ours are definitely something I greatly look forward to.
Now that the weather is warming up I’m excited to get us out of the house and explore the wonders that Virginia has to offer. I’m excited to share all the places I remember from my childhood with Sydney. I remember going to all kinds of fun places with my family as a child and I really want Sydney to have the same wonderful memories about spending time with her family that I have. Plus, there is so much to do around here that it would be a pity not to share them with her.
Petting the dinosaur
Over the weekend we went to Dinosaur Land and Sydney had a great time running around and seeing all the dinosaurs.
Showing Mommy the dinosaurs
It was definitely… different than I remember but it was still a lot of fun. If you’re looking for something different to do with your little ones I recommend taking them to experience the wonders of Dinosaur Land.
Exploring with Nana
It’s a pretty quick trip through the park. The lady at the entrance said it can take about 40 minutes to make your way through the whole place. We didn’t stop and read every placard at each dinosaur so we made a pretty quick trip so we went back to the beginning and let Sydney play in the shark again because she really loved that part.
Inside a shark.
What are some of your favorite things to do with your kids? I’m open to all suggestions to fill our summer weekends with fun!