RaptorDad is currently working on NaNoWriMo (this is an annual thing where he writes a 50K word novel in 30 days), so my friend and I took our kiddos to the Cameron Park Zoo this weekend. It’s about an hour and a half from us, but so worth it! I’m actually considering getting a membership.
Don’t get be wrong, I still love the Houston Zoo, but this zoo is just more manageable with little kids. The big thing for me is that it’s in Waco, so only an hour and a half from us as opposed to the three and a half hour trek to get to the Houston Zoo.
It’s also just a lot smaller. Now this might sound like a downside, but it’s actually the perfect size in my opinion for preschoolers and early elementary. We spent about 4 hours there and we saw everything.
We brought one single stroller, but more as a vehicle to cart around all of our crap than to put the kids in. Raptor wanted to ride at the very end of the day, but more for the novelty of being in her stroller than anything else I think. (It’s been put away for about 2 years.)
I also love how they have a few strategically placed play areas. Brilliant! Also, tons of shade! I’m not saying I’d come in the summer (we don’t go outside unless it’s to get in a pool from roughly June-August) but it’s delightful in the Fall/ Spring/ Summer.