5 reasons why you should visit a small zoo

5 reasons why you should visit a small zoo

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Our family is a big fan of variety of zoos and parks. In addition, we have visited most of them in Denmark and we did it for few times. Consequently, the range of the zoos that we have seen differs from the smallest to the biggest ones. Thus, based on our experience in Denmark, I can draw some of the main points (specifically for those having smalls kids and/or toddlers) why a small zoo is better place to visit than a big zoo.

To be more specific, as an example of the zoos that could be comparable is one of the most well known big zoo – Givskud zoo and a small zoo – Munkholm zoo in Denmark.

However, the main axis of this post is a small zoos. The cause for that is our fresh experience from the last week as we have visited a small zoo – Munkholm zoo for the fourth time (exactly for these 5 reasons described further in a post). All of the photos in this post have been captured exactly in this zoo. So let’s move to the core of this post.


5 reasons why you should visit a small zoo versus a big zoo:

1      Less priceless

Although the price typically is not a decisive aspect when choosing a zoo to visit, however, it has an impact on a choice, if a family decides to visit a zoo few times during the year.

As an example, in Munkholm small zoo the price for an adult is 120kr (16 euros) and for a kid (2-14 years old) 70 kr. (9,38 euros). While in a big Givskud zoo – adult 210kr (28 euros) and kid (3-11 years old) 110kr (15 euros).

2      More cozy

I would assign coziness as the main reason to visit a small zoo. The atmosphere is something that is difficult to describe, however, all small details make visitors feel like in a countryside. Moreover, the surrounding in some way is very “close” to every visitor.

5 reasons why you should visit a small zoo

As an example from Munkholm zoo could be cats, walking around, not afraid of the people and laying in all possible places. A real joy for the kids.

5 reasons why you should visit a small zoo

3     A close contact with animals

A small zoo typically has many small animals that can be lifted up, touched and fed. It provides with joy not only adults, but especially kids, as they come to know animals very close and it leaves unforgettable experience. TRUST ME 🙂

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4     Not pressured by the time

Family with kids in a big zoo means kids being tired very fast, as a big zoo has a lot more animals to show. It means that visitors have less time to see and get to know every of the animals. They have to move faster in order to see the whole zoo. While in a small zoo visitors do not need to hurry or overthink, they can enjoy the moment and time together instead.

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5     Not overcrowded

A large amount of people in a big zoo can cause tiredness and irritation, as more people make more noise and has an influence on a long queue to see specific animals or buy food. It can be avoided in a small zoo. There tend to be less visitors, thus, more focus on animals and the surrounding other than guests of a zoo.

5 reasons why you should visit a small zoo

Please leave a comment, I would very like to hear your experience regarding the theme of the post 🙂