This past weekend was a blast. We were able to start our celebrations for Halloween early by going to a Pumpkin Bash event at our local Woodland Park Zoo, and we had a great time.
I little while ago I have written a post about this program at Woodland Park Zoo related to the Halloween, and so glad we were able to go!
The Zoo was quite busy, and it was hard to find parking at first. I could tell this was going to be a lovely event!
We started with a picture session in front of the Zoo, and my kids were wearing their costumes. Here are two of my three kids, the third one left her costume home. It was a great way to start dressing up this weekend as the weather was perfect for wearing just a light costume without getting too cold. Wearing a costume permitted to take advantage of a special discount of getting a free admission for one kid 12 or under wearing a costume. So many kids, little ones, and older ones came dressed up, it was so fun to see all different costumes!
Once we got in the Zoo, we noticed lots of stands with snacks, candy, and even various coupons, so a great trick-or-treating program awaited next! Kids got lots of candy in their Halloween baskets! The brands that were represented were excellent, and showcased their new snacks and treats for kids – how fun!
After a trick-or-treating session we went to see the programming for the Pumpkin Bash. There was a schedule provided of the activities right next to the map, so it was easy to find where everything was. We took a picture of the programming to remember it.
Then we started going to see animals, and watching the little shows that were set up for us to enjoy.
As it was a Pumpkin Bash event, all of the animals were fed out of Jack-o-Lanterns, getting those pumpkins on their heads, and giving us a show how they managed to get their food out of those pumpkins, it was a lot of fun to see.
Here are a few of the animals we have seen at the Zoo.
This guy seemed tired out, and getting a snooze.
This guy seemed to be specifically posing for a photo shoot.
My toddler, a bird, watching a python.
Here is a cute animal called “warty pig”, I have never heard of this one before. Such a cute picture, this pig was really trying hard getting that food out!
We loved watching African animals right in the middle of our North West. The animals seemed pretty satisfied with the weather, at least for this week.
Seeing a hippo is always so amazing, they are so huge!
The whole Zoo was decorated and celebratory to create that special atmosphere of Halloween.
Here is what I loved so much – the Zoo really creates atmosphere related to each area and climate zone, animal habitats that they are showcasing. I loved this exhibit of a fish drying rack – gives such a good presentation of how fish is traditionally treated to preserve it.
Our day went so well – we didn’t have any meltdowns, and as we were going from station to station to watch animals being fed, we got to see animals in action, it was exciting for kids, toddlers and tweens. We decided to get some more portraits done of the kids since they were in such good spirits.
It was amazing to see an old-fashioned carousel at the Zoo, and we definitely went on a ride with our toddler.
It was a good day, I can’t wait to go back to Woodland Park Zoo, my kids loved the experience!