Leesburg Animal Park is at 19270 James Monroe Hwy. It is home to a variety of animals, including parrots and lemurs. Children can touch and feed domesticated animals in a petting area. Pony and wagon rides also are available (weather permitting). The Pumpkin Village Fall Festival augments the park's standard fare from late September to early November with a 3-acre farm-themed children's play area and a pumpkin patch.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$12.95; $9.95 (ages 2-12 and 60+). Pony ride $3.50. Wagon ride free. Prices vary during Pumpkin Village Fall Festival and Dec. 1 to mid-Mar.
Hours: Park open Tues.-Sun. and most Mon. holidays 10-5. Pumpkin Village Fall Festival daily 9:30-6, late Sept.-early Nov. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.