Since Halloween happens to be this households favorite holiday we try to make the most of all the local celebrations around town. One of our favorite trips is to the local zoo for their Halloween event called Spooktacular.
We usually go on the weekends but due to the large crowds we tried to go during the week this year so we could enjoy it more. The strategy didn’t quite pay off because we stood in line for 15 minutes and there were still hoards of people everywhere. Better luck next time!
Unfortunately, due to some attitude issues with our oldest son, he was unable to go and it was just me and Mason man. So me and my littlest power ranger piled in the car at 6:00 and were off for some spooky adventures.
After standing in line forever and finally getting in we started down the dark paths of spookiness. This is my patient boy waiting for our tickets…
Okay, in reality there is absolutely nothing spooky about this place. It’s catered for small children so there are no zombie attacks, or strange hooded men runnning at us with chain saws. Nope just plain ole decorations and “spooky” creatures set up all over the zoo paths. Here are some of the highlights.
Here Mason is attempting to pose with this pumpkin but insisted on sitting on top of it. I was just waiting for the spooky zoo security to jump out and kick us out for breaking their 100 year old wooden pumkpin. Thankfully, disaster was averted!!
Mason absolutely LOVED these giant pumpkins. They were huge and he was just squealing with delight. I’m sure to his little eyes they were even more gigantic! It was fun to see how amazed he was…
There were a lot of pumpkins to pose with and since my little ranger is obsessed we took pictures with a lot of them.
Mason also enjoyed the “angry zoo birds” exhibit. It wasn’t quite like the game nor did the birds match the birds on the game but the kids got the idea.
The highlight of the night was the candy cane board game maze we had to walk through to leave the zoo. It was super cute and decorative and my favorite part of the night. Who has never dreamed of going through candy land??? I know I have.
The most dissapointing part of the night was the amount of candy. Overall, after walking the whole zoo, we got about 6 pieces of candy. I’m guessing due to being in the middle of the week there was a shortage of generous candy handing out people. Usually we end up with a little more due to radio stations and other sponsors filling up our buckets. There were lots of radio stations present but none seemed to keen on the idea of filling the little ones bellies. Oh well we will get plenty on Halloween anyways.
Overall, we had a really great time and it was nice to spend some one on one time with the blue power ranger. Missed the other two guys in our house but hopefully we can all participate in the other events together.
Hope you are all having a spooky Halloween season….