Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
near Telford, Shropshire
Average time spent – 3 hours.
Things to do Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom review
This is a small, family-run zoo located on the outskirts of Telford. Nestled in 32 acres of woodland and paddocks it has over 400 animals covering 120 different species. Some are very exotic and endangered.
They have lots of reptiles in the rivers, rainforests and deserts section. In Lemur forest you can even walk amongst them on designated days. The pretty woodlands are home to other unusual animals including Romanian water Buffalo, Capybara and Coatis. In Wallaby wood you can try feeding the wallabies as you are allowed to walk amongst them and help feed them at feeding time.
The animals of the world section is home to some big cats including Servals and Caracals plus fishing cats and Scottish wildcats. Plus the Asia claws otter which is amongst the smallest otter species in the world.
Other animals include meerkats, arctic fox, Indian crested porcupine, racoon dogs, polecats and civets. Parrots of the Caribbean has 20 different species of parrots plus some macaws, a rare giant spurred tortoise and marmoset monkeys. There is also a farmyard area with goats, sheep and pigs that you can feed.
There is a host of activities at the park including daily talks and animal feeding. They also have a Hoo farm sheep steeplechase with teddy bear jockeys and live commentary from July to September. There is an indoor soft play area and games room. Plus an adventure playground with go-karts and coin-operated tractors and quad bikes. They also offer special animal experiences at an additional cost.
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Important Information Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
Eating – There is a cafe which sells hot and cold food and drinks. They also have indoor and outdoor picnic areas.
Facilities in brief – 32 acres of woodland and paddocks it has over 400 animals covering 120 different species including many endangered animals. Daily talks and feeding times, indoor soft play and games room, an outdoor playground with ride-ons. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – if you purchase your tickets online in advance you will save money. Online an adult ticket is just under £10 and just under £9 for a child aged 2-15. Under 2’s are free.
Opening: Hoo farm animal kingdom is open for most of the year but do have some days they are shut especially over winter. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Information on accessibility – Hoo Farm welcomes any adults or children with disabilities.
Address: Preston on the Weald Moors, Telford, TF6 6DJ, Shropshire, England. Phone: 01952 677917
Category – Animal park – Mostly Outdoors – suitable for all ages
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