What You'll Get
Kids, like Ponce de León, need constant supervision while exploring, or they’ll simply vanish into a jungle in search of eternal youth. Keep kids on the right path with today’s Groupon to Zoomars in San Juan Capistrano. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a ZAP package (a $97 total value) that includes the following:<p>
- A 20-visit ZAP pass (a $75 value)
- Four train rides (a $12 value)
- Two pony rides (a $10 value)<p>
- For $29, you get a Breakfast with Santa package (a $60 total value) that includes the following:<p>
- Breakfast with Santa for two from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 17 (a $40 value)
- Two Zoomars admissions (a $14 value)
- Two train rides (a $6 value)<p>
For 30 years, Zoomars’ fuzzy and feathered fleet has tickled the fancy of more than three million tykes and critter enthusiasts with 16 varieties of animals on hand, ready for petting, riding, and cavorting. The USDA-approved, clean farm facility houses a host of friendly species suited to affectionate coddling, such as potbellied pigs, sheep, llamas, and cows, as kids drop snacks into the mouths of donkeys, turkeys, and staff members working through lunch. After wiping loving slobber from hands, kids climb aboard the mini train for a whistling ride around the play area, or rest their heels in stirrups aboard a gentle pony during a hand-led trail ride as parents trot along behind.
From 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, December 17, Kris Kringle himself takes a break from his busy holiday schedule to stop by for breakfast and photo ops with tots eager to share their gift requests and chimney dimensions. Photographers stand at the ready to capture magical memories for no extra charge as guests devour fruit, farm-fresh eggs, cinnamon buns, and pancakes from a full breakfast buffet.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Breakfast with Santa tickets only valid on 12/17/1. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
A rustic Spanish-style farm in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, that's been standing since 1890, promises more creatures than just the area's famous swallows. The picturesque estate is part of ZOOMARS—an all-ages petting zoo that's USDA-approved for cleanliness and the place where more than 200 animals call home. Residents range from goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, rabbits, alpacas, an emu, humpbacked zebu and curious llamas who mingle with visitors for pets and feeding. One of the zoo's most popular areas is the guinea pig patch, where some of the farm's fuzziest and friendliest creatures reside. ZOOMARS also features horse and pony rides, a Little Tikes playground, hay maze and mining town where panning the waters reveal rare gemstones and gold.
Meet the Owner
Growing up among the animal farms of New Jersey, Carolyn Franks never imagined that one day she'd be running one. Her path to animal care started in college when she created a line of dog toys for a senior project. After working for numerous pet product manufacturers, as well as the American Kennel Club in Manhattan, Carolyn found herself in California where her passion snowballed hosting educational animal shows for kids, running a chain of exotic bird stores and traveling to South America to help save endangered species. In 2005, she used her knowledge to take over the Jones Family Mini Farm, expanding its pens, adding more animals and transforming the brand to ZOOMARS.
Franks is joined by a well-trained staff of zookeepers who share her vision for teaching kids about animals through hands-on interactions.