Wednesday, January 13, 2010



Tucked back on a quiet street in California’s oldest continually occupied neighborhood (there is an adobe in the neighborhood that was built in 1794. That’s OLD for the west coast) is a little place filled with birds, bunnies, guinea pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, horses, and even an emu! Its Zoomars, a wonderful petting zoo in the heart of San Juan Capistrano’s historic Los Rios district. 

What makes Zoomars different from the average petting zoo? For me, its the bunnies. There is a large pen filled with bunnies and guinea pigs who are soft, cuddly, and looking for a snack. For a small fee kids can buy a container of veggies to feed the animals. I think Mari and I could have spent hours in that pen if we had the time.



Besides the bunny/guinea pig pen, there is the classic goat and sheep pen. The goats seemed especially friendly and happy to have us around.


Mari took a pony ride around the property while I got to know some of the horses, pigs, cows, and sheep a little better. Then we headed over for a visit with the emu and the llamas followed by some quality time on the playground.



Another great thing about Zoomars is that they host birthday parties. They have a wonderful area filled with picnic tables  that are reservable for parties. Between the pony rides, swing set, train ride, and petting zoo, I think this place could be a huge birthday party hit. Right now Zoomars is at the top of our list for the twin’s 4th birthday party.


If you would like more info on Zoomars click here


Samantha said...

What an awesome place! I've never heard of it. We will have to check it out next time we are in that area.

Helene said...

Wow, that place looks amazing!!! I wish we had something like that near us!

debi9kids said...

Oh how awesome! I just love that the kids are able to get up close & personal with all of the animals!

ps HOLY HOW! That's a LOT of bunnies & guinea pigs! LOL

Debi said...

Thanks for sharing ... I've never heard of this place either, but will have to visit someday!

Lorraine Akemann said...

This looks absolutely ideal for children. So many bunnies!