Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, San Jose

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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose provides an affordable, sustainable, conservation-centered outdoor adventure for families with children. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is wholly owned and operated by the City of San José (www.csj.gov).
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  • Super!!! There are some kids who can play, like a merry-go-round or a cloud, but if a child over three years old should be able to unlock more settings, the two-year-old children of our family are stuck in the limit of height and body weight, some can not play, but there are still a lot of things to play, such as slide, merry-go-round, dinosaur-like train , ding-ding, and so on, pick not weekend holiday time, almost don't have to wait to play, play until there is no time to see the animals, it's completely a place to stay all day, but maybe it's winter, four is the park, so before you go, it's time to look at the door, it's really advice to take a child early, Children must be able to play the super heart, must stay a lot of time to Ah!!
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  • Lots of activities for kids. It has a play park as well as a children petting zoo. It is easy to plan a day trip for the younger kids.  more »
  • I began visiting Happy Hallow when I was a little girl. Then I starting taking my son when he was still in a stroller. Now he's in middle school, and yet we still have an absolutely amazing time every...  more »
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  • Best for younger children, this is a small zoo with an array of rides (included in the admission price) and play areas. They have daily hands-on "animal encounter" sessions where zoo staff teach an audience about lizards, turtles, birds and even some beetles. Each session focuses on a specific creature and each one I've seen has kept the kids fascinated. They've also got an area with goats that you can feed with pellets you buy from small vending containers. Parking here is an additional charge and it's not in a convenient location for the light rail. They have public restrooms and offer some food items but their cafe selections are not very good, so you may prefer to bring your own lunch or snacks. They do allow outside food but no glass containers and no alcoholic beverages, and no large coolers.
  • First time visiting. ... we're from Florida and had a wonderful time. Super clean, fun for our children 1, 3, and 5. Great place to introduce children to amusement park rides. Surprisingly large place with distinct activities. ... huge slides on a fun wooden playground, rides, zoo, puppet show, etc. Thanks for keeping the place affordable, especially if you go on a senior safari day where seniors park and enter free between 9-10 am (went with my parents). Good family fun.
  • Received very unfair treatment from the control staff when some group cut in our waiting line. I told the staff that we came in first, but he responded like we didn’t declare our rights clearly! Yeah, very well! Your facilities are not THAT great and impressive that give your any prestige to insult your customers. This incident happened 1.5 years ago but the hurt still prevails and we haven’t returned there ever since.
  • Great place for kids 2 to 5. Every time we stay about 2 hours then back home. Lunch inside is really good , compare to other theme park.
  • Tons of fun for toddlers and young kids! Some rides have height restrictions so my 2 year old will have to wait. But taller 2 year olds might be tall enough. Not a giant Zoo. More of an smaller educational Zoo with lots of activities. Price isn't bad at all.

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