You can spend the entire day here and still not cover everything.
Tourists: There are plenty of places to explore in New England, and although you can visit a zoo near any metropolitan area, a stop at York’s Wild Kingdom is highly recommended. The locals bring the family at least once per year. Only open seasonally, it’s a very exciting time for the kids when their doors finally open after a long winter.
It’s all about exploration and knowledge of the animal kingdom with direct animal interaction. There’s a petting zoo and a separate deer enclosure where you can pet and feed the deer. Deer! There’s even a butterfly room – watch your feet!
One half of the park is dedicated to the animals while the other half is an amusement park complete with a midway. There are plenty of places to eat and sit for a picnic and the entire day can be spent on the grounds. It’s located about twenty minutes north of Portsmouth, right off 95 for a convenient drive in.
As a mom, I can assure you – your kids will be pumped.
The residents here love to make appearances.
And sometimes they swing wall to wall in excitement.
While other residents are a bit more chill.
Some know you come bearing gifts, and they get awfully excited – and slobbery.
Some are completely comfortable with public displays of affection.
Some keep their distance.
There is the strange…
And the familiar.
And a view from the top you have to see to believe…
Because the camera just can’t do justice.