Pay a Visit to Plumpton Park Zoo This Summer

While it may not be as big as some of the other major zoos in the region, there’s plenty to appreciate about Plumpton Park Zoo, a small but mighty animal preserve and conservation center. Founded by the Plumstead family over 30 years ago, the zoo started by exhibiting a few deer and domestic animals but has grown to include hundreds of mammals, birds, reptiles and more, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and employing a professionally trained zookeeping staff. 

While the facility isn’t enormous, the smaller scale of the zoo means that kids can get a closer and more extensive view of some of their favorite animals, and your visit doesn’t require a full day or tons of cash for admission, parking, and food. Bring a picnic lunch, check out Yelp for a coupon to save 50% off on admission, and get ready to take a walk on the wild side.