Rather than visit Disney again this year, or do Sea World or Universal, we opted to keep it a little more low key, and check out the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Admission is less than half of the price of the large theme parks ($23 for adults!), and we knew the kids would love seeing all of the animals. We packed up the Ford Explorer, set the GPS and took off to Tampa.
We read that the zoo had a lot of hands on aspects to it. You could pet sting rays, walk with wallabies, feed a giraffe, and it is one of the only zoos that you can get up close and personal with a rhino to pet and feed them! I love teaching the kids about different animals, and being able to get so close to them makes it just that much more fun. They had a few rides for the kids (unfortunately some were shut down for the day), and a great kids zone with play structure, and splash pad.
The UPPA baby G-luxe stroller came in very handy while walking around. It was easy to push, and the basket underneath had lots of room for us to store our snacks and bags. We even got Q to take his afternoon nap on it! (Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to find out how you can win one from Springy’s!)
Our favorite parts of our day at the Lowry Park Zoo were petting stingrays and feeding the giraffe. Unfortunately the Rhino feeding was cancelled, so we missed out on that.
I would recommend to take some time out of your trip to Florida to check out this great Zoo. It was a lot of fun, educational, and best of all, affordable.
See more pictures from our day at the Lowry Park Zoo here!