Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Virginia Safari Park

Our grandson week was a bit of a "staycation" with us visiting area attractions, swimming, playing board games, going out for ice cream, and just generally enjoying his company.

One of the places we visited was the Virginia Safari Park.  I love this place, so having an excuse to visit again was fantastic!  You drive through the park and get to feed the animals from your car.  It's very, very well kept and tons of fun.  The grandson loves llamas...I've shared a few llama themed items that I've made for him...and the park was loaded with llamas.  Here's a few favorite pictures of the drive through part:

Then, there is a walk through part/petting part for closer animal interaction.  By far, my favorite was the Budgie Aviary.  They have hundreds of budgies - you buy a stick with some bird seed stuck to it and the birds will light on your stick and eat the seed.  It was huge fun!

There were also giraffes, pot bellied pigs, watusi cattle, zebras, kangaroos, camels (they ate the food buckets!)  It was a fun, fun day. 


  1. We live close to Longleat Safari Park, but you'd not want to stop your car and feed the animals in most of it, they have lions, tigers, wolves, hippos, rhinos, giraffes, monkeys. They do have a children's zoo too where you can see smaller, tamer animals. But in the drive through park there are signs all over the places warning against stopping or opening your windows. The monkeys in particular like to grab windscreen wipers and aerials when they get the chance.

  2. What a great day. What fun to feed the animals from your car. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

  3. That looks like so much fun! I am sure your grandson thoroughly enjoyed himself?!

  4. There's a park in Ohio called The Wilds which has wild animals. But we can't feed them at all. This park sounds just wonderful. How fun!