Fawn Doe Rosa
Making Lasting Family Memories
If you’re looking for a fun adventure for you and your family consider finding a local farm or petting zoo that will allow your kids to get hands on with the animals. We brought our kids to Fawn Doe Rosa to help teach them to be kind and gentle with animals and to make lasting memories together as a family.
This past year has been a busy one for us. Almost as soon as we moved back to Minnesota we were thrown head first into real life; baby number two arrived, Jeremy started school to become a police officer and his new full time job, and I started my journey into Social Media Motherhood.
Life has been on fast forward for about a year and a half and with everyone being so busy all the time I feel like we sometimes miss out on quality time together. So in an effort to create some fun memories this summer and to take back that precious time we planned a fun little trip for our family to enjoy.
It’s basically a petting zoo/farm/wild life experience all rolled into one. There are cages, but most of the animals roam free and the deer just jump in and out of enclosures and walk right up to you asking for food! It’s pretty crazy!
They also have a few enclosures with fun Minnesota and Wisconsin critters like badgers, porcupines, a wolf, that you can visit just like a zoo. We spent most of our time up front in the petting zoo area but also spent a good hour roaming the grounds and touching wildlife that we see out our windows all the time but rarely get the chance to get up close and personal with!
We try to hit up this spot at least once a summer as I find the experience a enchanting and the kids get a kick out of it too. It’s nice to have something that is just as fun for the adults as it is for the little ones!
This time we ran into tons of baby animals; fawns, chicks, kids (as in baby goats), and more! I got to get a different sort of baby fix as my kids (as in human children) enjoyed the mini’s too.
The staff is super friendly and comfortable with the animals. When we arrived a baby raccoon was just chilling on a staff member’s back and we got to put our hands all over him. Then, when they overheard us pointing out the baby fox to our kids, they pulled him right out for us to touch too!
If you’re a Minnesota or Wisconsin mom, you might want to consider a trip to Fawn Doe Rosa as it’s a great experience for kids -especially animal lovers! My daughter squealed through the whole experience and was just so excited to see and touch everything (she promptly passed out as soon as we got in the van she was so worn out!).
It is a little expensive in my opinion, $9.25 for adults and $8.25 for children 2-12, and the food bags are $2 (but you totally need one because that’s what makes it fun!), but it’s a fun trip to do once a summer for sure. We also indulged in a pony ride while we were there because you know we had to get the full experience 😉
I would definitely suggest to go early though! We arrived just after they opened and the parking lot was already filling up. The nice thing is when you get there right away, the animals are still hungry so they’re very friendly! Sometimes if you come later they’ve had quite a bit to eat and don’t mingle with you quite as much. Oh, and you miss the bus loads of kids that come around noon (hello YMCA field trip).
If you’re interested in learning more you can visit their website and plan your own adventure to Fawn Doe Rosa!
What other fun places in Minnesota or Wisconsin do you think we should visit?
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