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How much does it cost to rent a petting zoo?

A traveling petting zoo, complete with goats, chickens, rabbits, potbellied pigs, and even an alpaca, can be a thrilling experience for young children at a birthday party or other event. Many petting zoos offer mobile party packages. Renting a petting zoo costs an average of $400-$500 for a two-hour party, depending on the number of animals; in general, traveling petting zoos bring between 10 and 25 animals. The costs vary greatly if you extend the party or add additional activities. For instance, many petting zoo rental farms offer pony rides for an average of $60-$74 per hour, face painting or glitter tattoos for an average of $70-$75 per hour (or $150-$190 per event), or a picture frame craft project for an average of $10 per child. Although farm animals are the standard for a petting zoo, some farms offer alternative animals. For example, a reptile petting zoo may cost an average of $300 per hour. You may also be charged travel and setup fees, depending your distance from the farm and the surface where the petting zoo will be set up. Expect to pay an average of $1.25 per mile for travel for the petting zoo. A hay setup for a petting zoo costs an average of an additional $25 or more.

What do you feed petting zoo animals?

The petting zoo will provide the appropriate type of food for the animals. This may include grass, hay, vegetables, fruit and more. 

What kind of animals are at a petting zoo?

Petting zoo animals will vary depending on the zoo, but you’ll often find farm animals, including ducks, goats, pigs, rabbits, reptiles and more.

How much is it to rent a pony for a party?

The cost to rent a pony for a party will depend on which company you decide to hire. Request price quotes from petting zoos and other services near you.

Reviews for Ashburn birthday party entertainers
Thumbtack Customer
Michael entertained us in my daughter's birthday party. He was very engaging, funny and entertaining. Everyone including adults liked his show. We are planning to hire him next year again..
Michael Chamberlin MagicMichael Chamberlin Magic
Sydney S.
Sly entertained our adult (aged 24-60) birthday party. He mingled with small groups performing sleight of hand tricks flawlessly. My guests were amazed. Would recommend Sly's Magic for your next gathering or party.
Sly's Magic - #1 in corporate & adult magicSly's Magic - #1 in corporate & adult magic
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was perfect for our daughters 7th Birthday party. He arrived on time, and was very professional. He entertained everyone from our Three year old to our Grandma. I would hire him again.
Michael Chamberlin MagicMichael Chamberlin Magic
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Vick to entertain ten 8-yr olds at my daughter's birthday party. He was wonderful!! He is a great communicator and asked lots of questions about the space and my children so he could prepare for the event (and customize the show for my birthday girl!). Additionally, he provided lots of info for me in terms of what I could expect. The show was phenomenal. It was just as entertaining for the adults as it was for the kids. He is mysterious and the story telling he incorporates into his show really pulls the audience in. The illusions are incredible and we're still talking about "how the heck did he do that!??" I would highly recommend him for kids birthday parties or adult parties too--I would say his type of magic is better for older kids who have the patience to listen to and understand the story that leads up to each trick. He was wonderful! A+++
Magician Illusions by VickMagician Illusions by Vick
Whitney K.
Michael did a show at my daughter's 9th birthday party for about 25 kids. He was fantastic. The kids and adults were all engaged the entire show. He was funny and entertaining and his magic was great. Lots of the kids were able to get involved in the show. He was very easy to work with and responsive to my communications. I would highly recommend.
Michael Chamberlin MagicMichael Chamberlin Magic
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