Here are the happy notes by one of our visitors, who was kind enough to let us all know about her great visit to the North Carolina Zoo with a toddler. They had a great time, and here is why!
In this post:
- A Mom’s Tips on North Carolina Zoo
- North Carolina Zoo Video
- More Baby Friendly Vacation Spots In North And South Carolina
A Mom’s Tips on North Carolina Zoo
When my daughter was about 18 months old, my wife and I packed her up and drove to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC. It is about 1.5 hours away from Charlotte.
Admission for her was free and the staff was very friendly. They loved my daughter saying she was so cute. :-)
We just used the stroller and pushed her around the zoo. The zoo is a great place to take a baby because the animals will always capture their attention. Other places we have taken my daughter have not intrigued her enough. She would get bored quickly, but at the zoo, she was so excited to see all the animals up close.
The zoo has a “kids zone” with fun for children from 2 years and up. Next time we go, this will be perfect for our daughter. It has nature play areas with a stream and forts and trails.
It also has a carousel (with a cost for the child but not for the parent), a playground, and a 4D theater and a lot of other stuff for children too. They even offer summer camps – but for older children than our daughter, of course. There are also a lot of older kids (and adults!) chasing Pokemons in the park! :-)
Make sure to go in the spring or fall when it is not too hot or too cold. If you go to the zoo in the summertime, a lot of the animals will be hiding in the trees to keep cool. If you go in the winter it is just too cold for a baby or toddler. Bring sunscreen and lots of snacks.
The zoo has diaper changing stations, feeding rooms, and stroller to rent. They don’t sell diapers, though!
We plan on going back this fall when my daughter turns three.
You find the North Carolina Zoo website here.
North Carolina Zoo Video
Watch this video to get an idea of what the North Carolina Zoo is like.