I'm always on the lookout for a new place to take the kids to spend some time.
The library offered a pass for Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro, MA so I figured we could check it out!
I finished up summer school one morning and put the kids in the car to go.
It looks so regal is you pull in. I love the quintessential scrolled gate! it's just too perfect!
The first thing you notice as you pull in is the huge playground just outside the zoo. Because it is outside of the zoo, you can go even if you don't head inside the zoo! There is also a covered pavilion so pack a blanket and a cooler and you can relax with lunch before or after heading in if you want, as no outside food is allowed in the zoo.
The zoo is a small scale zoo. If your child is like mine and gets excited every time she sees another exhgibit and then runs off saying "Ooooh, I need to see whats in there!", you can finish the zoo in about 40 minutes. They have some more interesting animals like kangaroos, emus, and lions, as well as a Nocturnal House! My daughter's favorites are the monkeys but I love the river otters!
There's even a small area where you can feed goats and alpacas. I was nervous at first but there's an antibacterial hand washing station so she could clean up after!
The Capron Park Zoo also features a little snack stand. It is cash only so make sure you bring some if you want to eat in the park instead of packing a picnic to eat at the playground.
What I love about the Capron Park Zoo is that they also have a splash pad, and since it is part of the zoo, it's not nearly as overrun as our local splash pad. We spent another 25 minutes playing at the splash pad and only left because of some crazy downpours that came through suddenly!
It's a great park because it has animals that excite the 4 year old, while still being small enough that she can walk through the whole thing without getting whiny or tired.
We can't wait to go back!
Capron Park Zoo is located at 201 County St in Attleboro, MA 02703.
It is open from 10-5 in the summer but last admission is at 4 pm.
(must have proof of residency)
Adults (age 13+) $5.50
Youth (age 3-12) $4.50
Kids Under 3 FREE
Seniors (65+) $3.75
Adults (age 13+) $7.00
Youth (age 3-12) $5.50
Kids Under 3 FREE
Seniors (age 65+) $4.75