Happy Friday! Anyone getting ready to check out some OC pumpkin patches this weekend? If yes, I wanted to share all the pumpkin fun going on right now at Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS Pettting Zoo in San Juan Capistrano! ZOOMARS is open daily from 9am – 5pm.
One of this year’s themes at Pumpkinpalooza celebrates the popular children’s story “Spookley the Square Pumpkin.”
Spookley is a book about celebrating each other’s differences and a strong anti-bullying story used by Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center in conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month.
The story is about a square pumpkin living in a round pumpkin world and delivers a message of tolerance and kindness. Pumpkinpalooza features fun story boards where parents and children can read about Spookley and makes for a great parent activity at ZOOMARS during the month of October.
In addition to all the fabulous fun things found year round at ZOOMARS, at Pumpkinpalooza you will find tons of pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and colors. Not just your traditional orange! You can search for grey, white, even red pumpkins to spice up your holiday decor.
There is also a fun hay maze for kids to navigate and a corn box (like a sand box filled with corn kernels!) where kids can explore this sensory sensation.
Kids will also find a ring toss and special pumpkin decorating section set up after their perfect pumpkin has been selected. On the weekends, a face painter will also be on property to paint your little one’s faces.
If you haven’t been to ZOOMARS Petting Zoo before, and are looking for fun things to do with kids in OC, ZOOMARS is a must visit, because all year round at ZOOMARS you will find:
* Train rides
* Petting zoo
* Guinea and bunny feeding pen
* Pony rides
* Miner’s Gulch to mine for treasures (HUGE hit with the kids!)
* Corn box
* And more!
It is an inexpensive outing and such a fun way to spend the day. As a bonus, the property is walking distance from the San Juan Capistrano train station, so ZOOMARS is also a perfect destination if you would like to take your kids on a train ride and make it into a day trip.
Bottom line – ZOOMARS Petting Zoo is just good old fashioned fun!
31791 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
[Disclosure: ZOOMARS is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor, check out their top banner ad, and we are thrilled to spread the word about this fun OC spot for kids!]