Springtime at the zoo is always popular with many babies being born (sooooooooo cute), and the really cool thing is that you can get up close and personal with almost all of the animals.
The looks on the kids faces are just priceless as they get up close to the animals. They love the feel of the animals coats when they pat them, and being able to feed the different animals with food from their hands (corn kernals) is such a treat.
You can bring a picnic, have a BBQ under one of the sheltered picnic tables, or just roam beside the animals in their enclosures. It’s all in a day out at the Hawke’s Bay Farmyard Zoo. Loads of local kids have their birthdays there and a good time is had by all – parents and kids alike.
Hawke’s Bay Farmyard Zoo also has lots of horses. There is the opportunity to take the kids on a pony ride or you can book one of the five Horse Treks. The rides range from 1 to 3 hours and take you along the nearby beach, through vineyards, along the river, or over hill country, depending on which ride you choose.
There really is something for everyone at the Hawke’s Bay Farmyard Zoo – young and old.
More information on Hawke’s Bay Farmyard Zoo is available at www.farmyardzoo.co.nz