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grimgrningghost
08-23-2005, 03:32 PM
We are staying at Animal Kingdom lodge in July 2006 with our 3 neices so for Christmas we were thinking of getting them each a pair of kids binoculars. Has anyone had any experience with any of these? We are looking for what pair you would recommend or any bargains you have seen.

mel63
08-23-2005, 05:19 PM
What are your neices ages? Depending on their ages, you might want different features. If they are old enough you might want to get a pair of adults. You can usually pick up a basic pair from Dick's for around $10 - $12.

grimgrningghost
08-24-2005, 08:16 AM
They are 5, 9, and 11. You are right the older ones probably could use adult ones. Not having either myself, I'm not very familiar with kids or binoculars so I'm lost in this area. Thanks!

Princess Glenda
08-24-2005, 09:10 AM
I think the 9 and 11 year olds would do fine with ADULT ones. DS9 has had a pair of adult binoculars for a couple of years and has enjoyed them. The name brand we have is BUSHNELL. They were around $20 at the time. Fisher Price used to have a set of child ones, but I'm not sure if they still carry them. Sounds like a great idea for Christmas and a trip to AKL. Good luck.

pjlla
08-24-2005, 11:53 AM
Not sure where you are located, but we have seen some really nice binoculars at Ocean State Job Lots.............P

spoon full of sugar
08-24-2005, 12:29 PM
I have a son that has always been very techy from birth :teeth: . So he has always had to have any type of gadget. IMHO the kids binoculars are worthless, you would be better off buying cheaper adult binocs even for the youngest. You can get adult binocs in bright yellow if you want color for the kids, then give them some stickers to decorate them, Disney or an animal theme would be cool. :cool1: Have a great time, AKL is amazing, remember, at dusk they have CM's out side with night vision binocs, this really impressed my boy! :rotfl:

trayletha
08-24-2005, 12:44 PM
Target has some good ones in the "Smithsonian" section of the toy dept. about $10.00 (I think). Seemed pretty good to me; Smithsonian usually makes good stuff - I'm going to pick some up before our trip. Probably good for the youngest of your nieces.

grimgrningghost
08-24-2005, 01:10 PM
We are located in Texas about an hour from Dallas. I guess they don't have to be specifically kids binoculars as much as to make sure they are small enough for them (mostly the 5 year old) to use. She has some she plays with at her grandparents house that are adult size and she can't really use them for much because they are just to big.

buzz2400
08-24-2005, 01:40 PM
I bought a small pair in the color of camoflauge for under $10 at the sporting department at walmart. they work very well. we use them all the time to spy on the wildlife in our woods.