Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World

Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World, Telford: Hours, Address, Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World Reviews: 4.5/5

Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Celebrating their 30th birthday, Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom has taken a huge step and relaunched as Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World. With over 100 species of animals, 15 animatronic dinosaurs and activities taking place all day Hoo Zoo really is a fun day out whatever the age. Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World launched back in 1991 as Hoo Farm Country Park and over the past 30 years has become one of the midlands premier attractions - even winning National Farm Park of the year along the way. In 2004 the farm became a licensed zoo and hasn’t looked back. Now the zoo is home to not just sheep, cows, pigs and horses but other zoo favourites such as Meerkats, Lemurs, Servals, Caracal and even Wolves. Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World is extremely passionate about conservation with a strong message throughout the zoo of conservation through education. This is put across through the fun informative meet and greets that take place but also the renowned animal experiences (advanced booking essential).
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FelixDylan
11 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
The experience was really good. We did the carnivore combo for two and had a great time. We hot to hold the boa constrictor, meet specsavers the owl, feed the platinum and young artic foxes and stroking the serval. The keeper Chris was really friendly and was happy to answer all the questions we had. The rest of the zoo was also fun to walk round. Truly a great day out.
Written 27 January 2022
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Preiti R
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful day at Hoo farm. The team are lovely and were great at answering all our questions about the animals. We really enjoyed meeting the Servals, Meerkats and Lemurs. So many amazing animals and lots of space for them at the farm. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.
Written 25 January 2022
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ssbjbuchanan
Herefordshire, UK3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
My grandson enjoyed his animal experience, he was thrilled with the meerkats interaction. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Lots to do.
Written 24 January 2022
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mommyofonemonkey
10 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We love doing these experiences, so informative and great to get up close and personal with the animals. Great photo opportunities!
Written 24 January 2022
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Hi there, Thank you for your kind review, We're really pleased you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again soon. Thanks Will
Written 24 January 2022
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driftwoodpacific
Milton Keynes, UK19 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Headkeeper Alison took us on our encounter with two other couples. The encounter was amazing, we saw a Serval a Platinum Fox, Spectacled Owl and a Boa Constrictor. Alison imparted a lot of knowledge during the tour and made sure everybody had lots of interaction with the animals. Alison wasn’t clock watching as it emerged that we had actually run over the hour that we had booked. I would highly recommend this encounter to other people who are interested in these animals. I had one disappointment at Hoo Zoo and that was, knowing the park closed at 5:00pm we planned to visit the gift shop as we left. We arrived at 4:40pm and it was closing. I asked the staff if I could in fact pop in because I wanted to buy a soft toy and despite knowing my intention to spend they refused. So unfortunately I left without a token memory from my experience.
Written 23 January 2022
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Hi there, Thank you for your kind review, We're really pleased you enjoyed yourselves and I'll pass your thanks on to Alison. Thank you for your feedback regarding the shop, we do close the zoo at 4.30pm during the winter months (although this often stretches to 5pm by the time everyone has left). Unfortunately our tills won't allow sales after the closing time which is why you won't have been allowed into the shop. Thanks Will
Written 24 January 2022
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Travel589436
15 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Myself and my daughter (adults) booked through Groupon for the Serval, Meerkat and Lemur experience it was absolutely fantastic, very informative and so nice to get up close with these gorgeous animals. The Lemars are my new favorite they are so lively and comical. The whole farm is really great to visit and plenty to see and do especially for the little ones. Highly recommend.
Written 23 January 2022
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Hi there, Thank you for your kind review, We're really pleased you enjoyed your experience so much. We'll pass your thanks on to your keeper. Thanks Will
Written 24 January 2022
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Kim D
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
My daughter and I went for the raccoon experience and we were not disappointed. We got to meet little bear the raccoon and also the raccoon dogs and an albino skunk called banana.
You are allowed to pet little bear and banana and feed the raccoon dogs. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
We were also able to visit the rest of the zoo and see meerkats, lemurs etc which was great.
I would highly recommend!
Written 23 January 2022
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Hi there, Thank you for your kind review, We're really pleased you enjoyed your experience so much and I'll pass your thanks on to your keeper. Thanks Will
Written 24 January 2022
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Bobert115
Walsall, UK24 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Excellent day out, my daughter and I had a great time. Zoo keeper was so informative and knowledgeable.
Written 23 January 2022
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Hi there, Thank you for your kind review, We're really pleased you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again soon. Thanks Will
Written 24 January 2022
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Doreen B
Birmingham, UK5 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
I took my 2 ten year old grandsons for an animal experience and they were not disappointed, our guide was very knowledgeable she answered all our questions. There were a number of areas which appeared to be closed which I imagine was due to the time of year (December) but this didn’t spoil our day. Will definitely go back when it’s warmer, my grandsons want to see the wolf with his new partner😀 they though he looked a little lonely. All in all a great day
Written 20 December 2021
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laineonline123
Stafford, UK13 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Lovely small zoo with lots of special features like the walk-through wallaby wood, the dinosaur walk-through, and of course the keeper experiences. We have done the junior half day keeper experience (so fantastic for our kids!) and also the meerkat, serval and lemur experience. All of which have been led by lovely, knowledgeable staff who make it really engaging and enjoyable. Would definitely book another! The kids also loved the play are although this seems to be currently under renovation.
Lovey Christmas decorations and music played throughout the park too!
Written 20 December 2021
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