A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo

Oh hey there. It's me. I'm back from a much needed social media break/some much needed time spent with my little family. I'm back, and ready to dive right into what we've been up to so far this spring.

Did I mention how excited I was that spring is finally here?

Spring is by far my favourite season, because it means that we can finally start spending more and more time outdoors.

A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo

This past Easter long weekend, we took advantage of the nice weather with a little family trip to the Toronto Zoo. With Morley becoming more and more active and observant every single day, we figured she would love the Zoo just as much as we do. It's safe to say, we have a little animal lover on our hands.

Seeing as it was Good Friday, the Zoo was pretty busy. A stat holiday plus amazing spring weather? I don't blame people for wanting some quality outdoors time with their families. That is exactly what we were looking for.

Check out what we got up to during our family day at the Toronto Zoo...

A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo
A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo
A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo
A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo
A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo

Can you spot the little red hat?

Exactly as we predicted, this trip to the Zoo was much different than our visit during the fall at only six months old.  A short seven months later, Morley is now at the age that she notices even the smallest things in front of her, including animals.

Her favourite of the day were the brown bears, who had just woken up from hibernation. The large male was playing with a giant ball in the water in front of us. There were many delighted squeals and her newest word, "ball", coming from her little mouth and she pointed and bounced in my arms.

There was a permanent smile on her little face all day.

A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo
A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo
A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo

And of course, no Zoo visit would be complete without visiting mom's favourite animal, the polar bear. Morley even had the chance to feel real polar bear fur. No fear, I tell ya.

A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo
A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo
A Family Day at the Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo
361A Old Finch Avenue Toronto, ON
www.torontozoo.com

Things to know before you go:
  • The Zoo is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day), but hours vary depending on the season and day of the week. Give yourself at minimum 2-3 hours to visit. Last admission is one hour before close.  Check the website before you go.
  • Cost of admission varies by season. Check the website in advance. There is also a fee for parking, paid upon exit.
  • Several portions of the Zoo are closed during the "off season", including Splash Island, Kids Zoo and several gift shop and food kiosks. Check the website for details. 
  • Plan your route in advance by taking a look at the map and daily animal keeper schedule. 

How do you spend time with your family? I'd love to hear!