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Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
Tel : +44 01952 677917
£35.00 - £37.00
£7.45 - £7.95
£7.45 - £7.95
£7.45 - £7.95
A clean, friendly farm that appeals to all ages and offers close contact with over 120 different breeds of animal, from fluffy yellow chicks and baby lambs to foxes, Otters, deer and Crocodiles. A daily programme of events encourages audience participation in the form of bottle feeding lambs, goat feeding, deer feeding and collecting the freshly laid eggs. Events change as the season progresses from spring lambs, to summer fun activities, to Halloween Screams and finally a traditional Christmas including live Nativity Performances where anything can, and often does, happen!
Many of the attractions can be moved undercover which means there is more to do when the Weather is unpredictable and visitors don't have to wait until a sunny day!
The Farm also boasts Junior Pedal Go Carts, Pony Rides, powered mini tractors and powered cars as well as a selection of other indoor and outdoor play equipment. There is a special soft play and ball pool area for the under 4's so that they can have fun without the hustle and bustle of older children!
Hoo Farm has a large picnic area, but also a Tearoom offering a selection of Hot and Cold snacks such as sandwiches, burgers, chips, hotdogs, cottage pies, jacket potatoes and home baked cakes.
Finally to finish off your day there is a gift shop offering the perfect souvenir which will help to remind you of your day spent at Hoo Farm!
The farm is best known for the famous sheep steeplechase - a 'ewenique' and highly entertaining must for anyone visiting the area. The 'woolly jumpers', with names like 'Black Midget', 'The Snail', and 'Big Boy' race over a course with five fences - Fleecers Brook, Spinners Chair, Woolly Leap, Darners Ditch and Stable Turn - with a speed and agility to rival their equine counterparts. A full race commentary, by former amateur jockey Edward Dorrell, gives a real feel of a day at the races. The race season starts on Easter Monday and there is a race every day throughout the summer - except Fridays when the racers have a rest. There are also regular goat races throughout the summer which is scheduled to take place during the school holidays.
Also look out for Special Events throughout the year including lots of 'scary goings on and the Hoo Farm Halloween Competition and Devils Derby Sheep Race.
At Christmas time you can visit the farm to purchase the perfect Christmas Tree and the see the animals in Christmas World, followed by Father Christmas in his log cabin. Christmas world opens on 1st December 2012.
Hoo Farm is open daily from 10.00am to 5.30pm (during Spring & Summer). Closed Mondays in term time except on Bank Holidays. Open Tuesday to Sunday in September and October (Every day over Halloween from Sat Oct 20th to Wed Oct 31st) - For times of winter opening, special events and for details of feeding, demonstration and activity times please ring 01952 677917 or visit www.hoofarm.com.
Sorry, no dogs admitted (except guide dogs). Hoo Farm has facilities for disabled visitors. Toilets and baby changing facilities are provided.
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom facilities include:
- Dogs restrictions
- First aid facilities
- In countryside
- Indoor event/attraction
- Outdoor event/attraction
- Smoking not permitted
- Demonstrations given
- Guided tours available for groups
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for young children
- Group discounts available (min group size)
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Solo accepted
- Visa accepted
- Picnic site
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- Groups accepted
- Max group size
- Min group size
- Special group rates
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom accessibility includes:
- Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)
- Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms
- Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
- Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
- Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- Level access, ramp or lift to cafeteria
- Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
- Level access, ramp or lift to information point
- Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Contact - Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
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