At Leesburg Animal Park, a 21-acre petting zoo in Leesburg, Virginia, you can get "up close and personal" with the animals and feed them too! See llamas, donkeys, sheep, goats, monkeys, lemurs, parrots, giant tortoises, and more. Leesburg Animal Park offers wagon and pony rides, live animal shows picnic areas, and a playground as well.
This is a great place to take young children. There is plenty to keep them happy and this small zoo is very interactive and much easier to get around than the National Zoo. You can see everything in an hour or two without getting exhausted.
Group reservations and birthday parties are available. Leesburg Animal Park also has programs called “Zoo to You” and “Learning Safari” where they will bring zoo animals to your special event, to schools, camps and other locations.
Seasonal Activities at Leesburg Animal Park
- The park is open year-round and offers live animal shows, a three-level indoor play structure with a slide and trampoline, and a discovery room with arts and crafts.
- In the fall, visitors enjoy the pumpkin festival with giant slides, a hay maze, unlimited hayrides, straw mountains, tot maze, rope swings, tractors to climb on, a large inflated firetruck slide, moon bounces, and much more.
- In the spring and summer, families take wagon rides and explore the outdoor exhibits.
- During the summer months, kids ages 6 to 10 can attend summer camp at Leesburg Animal Park. Activities include learning the responsibilities involved in taking care of animals, arts and crafts and play time on the park grounds. One week sessions are available and hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Getting to Leesburg Animal Park
Address: 19270 James Monroe Highway Leesburg, Virginia (703) 433-0002.
The park is located on Rt-15 just south of the town of Leesburg.
Directions from I-495: Take the Dulles Toll Road/ 267 West, Continue on the Greenway Toll Road/ 267 West, Take left exit 1A Rt. 7 W/Rt. 15 S, Drive about 1 mile, Take the exit for Rt. 15 South towards Warrenton, Drive about 1 1/2 miles, The Park is on the left.
Directions from Rt. 7: Take Route 7 West towards Leesburg, Take the exit for Rt. 7 West/ Rt. 15 South/ Leesburg Bypass, Take the exit for Rt. 15 South towards Warrenton, Drive 1 1/2 miles, The Park is on the left.
$9.95 Children ages 2 to 12 and Seniors
Children under 2 are free
Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, and Camel Rides are an additional charge.
Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, except for holidays.
Official Website: www.leesburganimalpark.com
For more ideas of things to do around the region, see 15 Best Places to Go With Kids in the Washington DC Area