Please be sure to call
and verify times and rates as they are subject to change
WILMINGTON- BRANDYWINE ZOO
1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington 302.571.7747
COST: Check website for prices
HOURS: Daily 10a - 4p
This zoo is home to about 150 animals, scattered throughout 13
acres. It is small and easy to navigate. The animals and
facilities all seem to be well taken care of.
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS- Because the zoo is small, it is
easier for young children to walk it. The price is very
reasonable. There is a great variety of animals to see;
the kids each found their favorite!
WILMINGTON- WILMINGTON AND WESTERN
2201 Newport-Gap Pike (Rte 41 North), Wilmington
COST: Check website for pricing
HOURS: Call for hours as the schedule varies
Take a 90 minute round-trip ride through the amazingly scenic
country side from Wilmington to Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. There
is a half hour delay for picnics or nature walks. Well worth
the price! There is also a longer trip available for a
slightly higher charge but that one might be too long for younger
children. The shorter trip seemed to just about perfect for
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS- The children loved the train ride.
It was nice to have the break in the middle of the ride to allow
them to run around. Reasonably priced so it is
great for even a large family.