Spring Break has begun and we wanted to start it off right with a fun, family day trip. We went up to Moorsville to the Lazy Five Ranch – an animal reserve/zoo where we could see, touch and feed the animals up close. It was so much fun! I enjoyed it as much as the kids. We payed a little extra to ride on the horse drawn wagon through the park. We were given many buckets of animal feed on our open air wagon. The animals came right up to the wagon. Some even stuck their noses under our seats to get at the buckets. Wilson was not scared at all. He fed deer, Brama bulls, a zebra, goats, water buffalo, bison, and many, many other wild animals that you don’t get to see up close. Faith sat in the middle of the wagon – she is afraid of most animals, but enjoyed looking at them all.
One of our favorite parts was feeding the giraffes. They put their long necks down over the fence and ate from our bucket. Very cool….
Here is how up close and personal we got with some of the animals….
After the hour long wagon ride we went to the picnic area to eat lunch and play on the playground. The kids loved the playground that looked like a wooden ship. There was also another animal area where we could pet goats and camels and see many exotic birds. A peacock roamed the parking lot. We were there almost three hours and could have stayed longer.
It was a great family adventure. We will definitely be going back to the Lazy 5 for many years to come.