It’s family homeschool field trip time! We have a North Carolina zoo family membership and with our membership, admission to Sylvan Heights Bird Park is free. The park located in Scotland Neck, North Carolina has more than 200 species of bird living there. The variety of birds is amazing! The birds looked taken care of and well fed. This place is a must for photographers. Driving from the Raleigh area it’s about a 2-hour drive.
Tip # 1
The bird park is in the middle of nowhere. Pack a lunch. There are plenty of picnic tables scattered around the park. The restrooms were clean. The overall park was very clean considering how messy birds can be. There is also a fossil dig/park for the kids.
The park itself is not very big. We walked the park in about 2 hours.
The staff was friendly. The quaint store had a lot of neat trinkets and books for kids and adults alike. There were several school field trips and a bus full of older adults who occupied the rocking chairs overlooking the bird pond. The park never seemed overcrowded with people.
Tip # 2
Feed the birds!
The Landing Zone is an enclosed cage where you can feed the tiny birds and flamingos. This was so much fun.
I would recommend this park for a day field trip.