Saturday, October 17, 2015
A visit to Leesburg Animal Park's "Pumpkin Village" fall festival
Leesburg Animal Park is a great day trip any time of the year, but during the fall season, the park launches its annual Pumpkin Village Fall Fest. At this time, the park is all decked out pumpkin-style.
We took a ride out to Leesburg to check it out last weekend. It had been a few years since we last went (it was still called “Pumpkinville” at that time). Many of fun things to do were still there, but it looked like it was either rearranged and some new things were added too since our last visit during this time of year. There was a mini-size hay maze for the kids, giant slides, several bounce houses, games, face painting and hay rides, to name a few. We did the obstacle course a couple of times too.
All of the things to do in Pumpkin Village are included in admission, but the camel rides (and I think the pony rides too) cost an additional charge.
In addition to the fall-related fun, the animal park is open as usual and visitors are allowed to pet and feed (animal food sold at the park) most of the animals, except the ones on special diets.
We spent several hours during our visit and had a great time. The Pumpkin Village festival at Leesburg Animal Park is ongoing, and will run through Nov. 3.
Here are some photos from our recent visit:
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