My kids just love the zoo! In fact, where we live, the zoo is like the summer hangout place for moms with kids. There’s animals, food, a splash pad, and an indoor play area for if the weather is bad. What more could you want?
Of course, when we head out to the zoo there’s 3 things I just can’t be without!
1. Little Red Wagon – This is definitely the best Summer purchase I’ve ever made. It’s also absolutely necessary for all the walking we do at the zoo. My kids are old enough to climb in and out as they want and the canopy gives them a little extra shade on sunny days – it also serves as a backup umbrella for surprise rain showers.
My only complaint with this wagon, it doesn’t have any sort of lock for the wheels. I just remember to turn the front wheels sideways when I’m parking it somewhere, so it doesn’t roll away on me.
I got this a couple of years ago and we’re still loving it. There’s room for 2 kids, our lunchbox, a small diaper bag, and a few towels. Talk about convenient!
2. Bento Boxes – I ordered these last year for school lunches and we’ve used them for that, trips to the zoo, and any other event that requires a picnic. They’re so convenient! Everyone knows which color is theirs so there’s no fighting over who gets what. And since I know who gets which color it’s easy for me to customize lunches. Best of all, I can easily fit all of them in my little portable cooler!
I don’t know about your zoo, but my zoo has really terrible concessions that are way overpriced. So everyone brings their own lunch. These little bento boxes have been a lifesaver!
3. Bobble Water Bottle – You just can’t go to the zoo all day without water. And Bobble has so many different lid colors so no one fights over which one is theirs. Have you noticed a theme? Yes, we color code practically EVERYTHING in my house. Then we always know who owns what. Plus, with the filter in, even if we’re just grabbing water from the water fountain, I know our water is well filtered.
So, tell me, do your kids love the zoo? What’s something you can’t go to the zoo without?
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15 Replies to “3 Summertime Zoo Essentials”
The zoo is such fun! What great ideas for products to make outings like the zoo so much easier. Love the little red wagon (especially the cover too!) and the bento boxes are such a good idea. I’ve used a bobble water bottle and they are so handy!
We Use To Use The Red Wagon Too Especially Trick Or Treating, When Heading Out To The Zoo Or Anywhere That’s A Long Trip I ALWAYS Pack LOTS Of Snacks & Water!!
We do love going to the zoo. We always try to bring our own snacks, because snacks there are so expensive.
top 3 on my list too, especially water – and lots of it!
Remembering to bring water is so important. It’s just so easy to get dehydrated.
I just got that Bobble and can’t wait to use it! I really want a little red wagon for our kids once Brielle is old enough to sit in there comfortably.
I just love my Bobble!
I agree especially with the little red wagon to tote them around. They get tired so quickly.
They do! That wagon has been so useful!
I really want someone to wheel me around the zoo while I catch pokemon balls and I’m in my late 20s haha I also want that water bottle.
LOL – that would be awesome!
That little wagon looks so cute.
Smart idea and choices with the boxes. No fussy or complaining.
It prevents a lot of sibling arguments 🙂
Those are great tools for all outings! I love bento boxes and filtering water bottles.