Growing up in the Philadelphia and south Jersey area the Cape May County Zoo was one of my favorite places to visit. What’s not to love about it? You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get in (visitors are encouraged to donate money when they enter the park) and they have all of the fan favorites including lions, tigers and bears, oh my!
This past weekend was Boo at the Zoo, the parks last hurrah for the summer tourist season. They encouraged the kids to dress in their Halloween costumes for a costume contest and the entrance of the zoo was filled with craft tables and bounce houses. The Monster Mash was on full blast through radio speakers and cornstalks decorated light poles. It was a beautiful sunny 70 degree day.
The friendly spooky activities didn’t cost anything extra to enjoy (we donated $40 at the entrance) and my 1 year old really loved seeing the lions even though they were napping in the sun. I found her little witch costume from Pottery Barn Kids. It’s fit her perfectly and she loved wearing it but eventually gave up the hat.
We didn’t have too much time to enjoy there because we had a birthday party to go to later on in the day but it was definitely worth the drive down.
The only bummer is that their drink choices were limited and they were out of funnel cake. Also, the cost of the carousel and train ride was way too much in my opinion for what they were. But if you’re just going to enjoy the tricks and treats it’s worth going to!
Here are some photos from our weekend 🎃