A fantastic wildlife centre with activities for the whole family
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is the ultimate destination for animal lovers and families alike. Located around 45 minutes drive from the Birmingham City Centre, Hoo Farm is home to a range of local and international species including big cats, birds, lemurs, wallabies and reptiles.
Hoo Farm presents an opportunity for children and families to meet and feed a large range animals, plus take part in animal keeper experiences. Here is what you can do at Hoo Farm.
Image: Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom Facebook page
Animal Feeding see the daily feeding timetable here.
You can purchase animal feed from the shop for £1 per bag.
Badger Watching at the Badger Hide
Lemur Forest walk among the lemurs in their home! Here you will also find llamas, ostriches and emus, plus other animals.
African and Eurasian Adventure come and see a variety of animals including the serval, caracal, meerkats and Scottish wildcat.
Wallaby Woods meet these cute and friendly Australian marsupials!
Rivers, Rainforests and Deserts see the Gila Monster, possums, snapping turtle and a range of snakes.
Dont forget to purchase a Hoo Farm Activity Book for £2.
Come and meet a wallaby (Image: Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom Facebook page)
Be A Keeper For The Day
The exciting Keeper for a Day experiences are offered to children aged 10 and over. Participants can get up close and personal to a number of animals, take part in feeding or cleaning, and lunch is included.
For younger children, there is also a half day program available for kids aged 6 and over and is 3 hours long.
Activities For Children
Pedal Go-Karts pedal karts and battery powered tractors, plus quad bikes, are available for hire.
Indoor play area includes the indoor, soft play area and air hockey!
Outdoor play area Hoo Farm also has an outdoor play area.
Hoo Farm has a number of animals available for adoption. These include servals, caracals, lemurs, meerkats, owls and even hedgehogs. Adoption is for one year, and includes a certificate of adoption, a soft toy, fact sheet, car sticker, pen and pad and a day pass for the adopter. You can learn more here.
You can adopt a lemur! (Image: Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom Facebook page)
If your child loves the animals at Hoo Farm, the centre can organise a birthday party from £10.99, which includes admission to the farm, a birthday tea, two animal meeting experiences and a free bag of animal feed.
Other party options include Craft Party for £14 per child, Animal Man Party for £15 per child and the Build Your Own Bear party for £25 per child. You can read more here.
Cow Shed Shack Shop serves a range of meals, hot beverages and snacks.
Indoor and outdoor picnic areas.
On-site gift shop.
If youd like to learn about even more great activities in Birmingham and the surrounds, read on here.
Essential information Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
Preston on the Weald Moors, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6DJ
01952 677 917
Cost of entry: £8.95 for adults, £7.95 for children aged 2 to 15 years, £8.45 for seniors and £7.95 for concessions. Children under 2 are free.
10 Feb to 9 Sept Open daily 10am to 5pm
10 Sept to 1 Dec Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
1 Dec to 24 Dec Open daily 10am to 5pm
25 Dec to 9 Feb CLOSED
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