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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Family Fun at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park and Zoo

The Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is located in Halifax  Pennsylvania and has been open for business since 1965. The park has a safari tour, zoo exhibits, a petty zoo and a fun playground for the little kids. It's a family-owned business that welcomes over 170.000 visitors every year.

Every summer my family likes to get together and plan a day trip up to Lake Tobias to visit with all of the animals. The majority of the adults like to take the safari tour and the children that are along with us all enjoy the petting zoo. They like that they can get "hands on" with some of the animals that live there.

When visiting the wildlife park and zoo, you'll find all kinds of spectacular animals living there. You'll see lions, deer, bears, alligators, snakes, turtles, lizards, goats, buffalo, tigers, camels, several species of monkeys, cranes, elands, zebra, ostrich, peacocks, tree sloth, kangaroos, peacocks and many more! They have a really nice variety for you to see and to learn more about.

One thing we love about this place is how it's laid out. It's very family-friendly and we have no issues walking around in a large group, pushing baby strollers along with us and so forth. Sure, some days are more crowded than others, but still, it's very easy to get around. We prefer visiting during the weekdays to avoid the weekend crowds.

Every time we visit, we plan to be there for an entire afternoon. We recommend allowing a minimum of 2 1/2 hours in your schedule if you plan on seeing and doing all of the activities that the park has to offer. Since we normally visit as a large family group, we typically plan on visiting the park for 4 hours before heading back home.

If you get hungry or need something to eat, they do have a few concession stands available where you can purchase lunch, snacks and beverages. I find their concessions to be reasonably priced compared to other zoos we've visited. If you're visiting on an extremely hot day, you'll find plenty of places to sit down in the shade to cool off.

They do have rules and guidelines when visiting the park. They don't want you bringing in your own food and beverages, unless it's for a baby or small child with special needs. In addition, I do recommend that you bring along hand wipes and hand sanitizer, so that you can clean your hands as you go along. As soon as you return to your vehicle, you'll want to give your hands a good overall cleaning. Plus, bring some sunscreen too!

We love visiting Lake Tobias Wildlife Park in Halifax Pennsylvania and every year it has become a family tradition to visit. If you're going to be visiting the area or live in the state of New York or New Jersey, it's a great day trip to plan with the family.

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1 comment:

jopb said...

I have never visited this zoo and it looks like a very nice zoo and wildlife refuge. I appreciate all your tips about what to bring, how much time to allocate for it and the best times to attend.