Did you know there’s a secret free petting zoo in Irving? I didn’t! Earlier this summer, we discovered the Fritz Park Petting Zoo, a free petting zoo in Irving, TX. The petting farm is only open for June and July, so plan a trip for this weekend or next week!
You should double check the farm’s website before you head out there. But when we went the farm was open from 10am – 6pm Tuesday through Saturday and 2pm – 6pm on Sundays. The farm would be a fun place for a little one’s birthday party. I noticed a little cabin that you could rent for a party for only $25.
Earlier this summer, Phil, Jaye, my brother Will, and I headed out to the Fritz Park petting zoo to check it out. The farm is nice and shady, which is really appreciated in the Texas summer! There were lots of animals to look at: cows, chickens, goats, a turkey, sheep, horses, donkeys, ducks, and others I might not be remembering. The peacock was my favorite, even though I couldn’t convince him to fan his tail out for me.
For some reason, Jaye was not at ALL interested in petting the animals on the day we went to check out the petting zoo. She just gave this goat the stink eye instead. The goats were super calm. She was also not interested in petting the horse or donkey. But she did like looking around and talking about the animals.
I think this “sheep” was the only animal we could convince her to touch all morning! Even though Jaye wasn’t excited about petting real animals (which is strange since she LOVED petting the goats at the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm last fall), we still had a great day. Especially once we discovered the photo opportunity below:
Those pictures make me laugh! Do your little ones love petting zoos? Or do you have a shy one like Jaye was today?