A Halloween event that starts off with a family of six is often just a way to get your kids together, says Orlando Bloom, founder and executive director of the Nashville zoo.
So when a few kids come along to the zoo with their parents for a night of fright, the idea is to have fun with it and enjoy the moment.
“I think the kids are just trying to get their Halloween to a more positive place,” Bloom says.
Bloom adds that the zoo’s theme parks, such as Universal Studios, offer a fun, safe, and comfortable experience.
And the zoo has partnered with a host of companies to help make it even easier to make that happen.
“We really like the idea of a Halloween event where you’re really taking part in the fun and the magic of it,” Bloom adds.
“So you don’t have to worry about how the kids will feel and how the parents feel.
The kids are really there to be a part of it.
You have them to keep them safe and entertained.
And when they are ready to leave, you have them at the park and ready to go.”
So how do you make a Halloween experience for your kids and family at the zoo that’s as fun as it is educational?
To help you decide, here’s how to make it a whole lot better for your family.
How to Get Your Kids Together at the Zoo and Other Fun Attractions With Halloween just around the corner, Bloom and his staff are trying to help you plan a fun and safe experience for everyone.
Here are some tips to help keep the kids entertained and on edge.
First and foremost, don’t go with just one or two of your kids to the park.
There are many options to choose from, so make sure you get a plan for all the family members involved.
When it comes to bringing kids to one of the zoo attractions, Bloom recommends keeping the event short, to less than two hours.
To help with this, Bloom also recommends having one person accompany the kids to every attraction.
“The first time you go to the Zoo, the kids really enjoy it,” he says.
“Then as they get older and they start to interact more with other people, they get really excited.”
This could include interacting with a variety of different species, or taking part of a scavenger hunt.
When kids get older, they might want to bring along an adult who can provide direction or help guide the kids through their activity.
Bloom says that it’s really important to keep this person focused on their activity, rather than trying to make them feel like a full participant in the event.
For some kids, this might be an easy task.
“When kids get into a lot of play activities, it can be challenging to get them to get involved with those activities,” Bloom explains.
“And so the idea that you’re going to have them all on one team and then just put them all together for a little bit is a really difficult challenge for kids.”
Bloom says kids can also have a fun time at the museum if it’s not part of the plan, because they’ll be able to interact with the exhibits and experience the thrill of discovering something new.
To make it extra special, Bloom has the Zoo make a special Halloween party available to visitors.
This includes a $15 admission fee and free admission for adults, and a special “Carnival Costume Show.”
For more information on Halloween parties, visit the zoo.
The zoo also has a few Halloween events for kids and families that aren’t at the parks.
For example, guests can come along for a fun day at the children’s museum and have a picnic with the animals, while at the animals’ zoo.
This event is open to all ages, but adults must have a valid ticket to enter.
You can also enjoy the animals at the outdoor exhibits, which include the Lion King exhibit, which is for children ages 6-12, and the Smurfs exhibit, for adults ages 12 and up.
Lastly, Bloom suggests kids to check out the “Spooky Nights” at the Savannah Riverwalk.
This free outdoor event will have live performances by local musicians, performers, and special guests.
Bloom and other zoo officials are planning more events to help the public get more out of the experience.
“This is really about making sure the kids have a safe and enjoyable time, and I think that they’re really enjoying it,” says Bloom.
“If they do get out there and do something fun, then we are more than happy to do that as well.
And we’re looking forward to that day.”
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