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 gregarious goats, sweet sheep and potbellied pigs to an exotic emu, humpbacked zebu cows 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 family-friendly attractions ranging from a miniature train and pony rides to the Little Tikes Playground to the rustic Miner's Gulch where panning the water reveals rare treasures like fool's gold and gemstones.
Meet the Owner
Owner Carolyn Franks started down the path to animal care in college when she created her own line of dog toys. She soon moved from New Jersey to California where her passion snowballed: developing a full line of pet products, hosting an animal show for kids, running a chain of exotic bird stores, and even traveling to South America to help save endangered species. In 2005, she used her knowledge to take over the Jones Farm, expanding its pens and transforming its brand to Zoomars Petting Zoo.
Franks is joined by a well-trained staff of zookeepers and wranglers who share her vision for teaching kids about animals through hands-on interactions—and the shepherding of mammals and birds.