We have a season membership to Idle Hour. It's a short drive from our home, and we can spend an hour there or all afternoon, depending on the mood of the kids! We can purchase a bucket of food to feed most of the animals. Our favorite, of course, is Sam the Giraffe, but we also really enjoy feeding the kangaroos and wallabies, as they take the bread from us so gently. Our last visit three days ago, we got to feed a 3 week old kid(baby goat), and even saw a sweet little piglet with painted toenails named Boots. There is always something new to see there, and the owners are so friendly and informative about all of their animals.
These animals are well taken care of, and the place is clean and comfortable to visit. They work hard to make it family friendly, and usually have a nice Fall Festival on the last weekend of the season. They have pony and camel rides, at an additional cost, but it's well worth the price of admission just to be able to get up close and feed and pet so many animals. Goats, Alpacas, Llamas, Horses and ponies, Scottish Highlanders, New Guinea Singing Dogs, Camels, a Giraffe, a Cougar, Fox, Wolf, Deer, Elk, and so many more I can't name them all. Where else can you go and pet and/or feed so many animals?
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