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“Meerkat experience”

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Telford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We had a great time meeting two hand reared meerkats with them taking turns to be stroked on our laps. There was only 2 couples so plenty of time for all. We then spent half an hour hand feeding a large group, again very good being up close and personal with them. Would thoroughly recommend for all ages. Keeper (Aaron) was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to ensure we had a great hour. Rest of park was also very good, we had no problem filling a whole day there.

Thank Richardec1964
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We had a great time on our Hoo Farm experience. I had bought the half day keeper experience via Groupon, and found it really easy to book online. We got there early and staff were friendly in signing us in, and we waited outside the cafe petting the farm cats! I was a bit disappointed to be in a largeish (8 people) group for the experience, but our company was all very friendly. We met tortoises, lemurs, meerkats, snakes, a hedgehog, owls, and for me the highlight was stroking Duma the serval. Staff were all very friendly and informative. After our experience we had time to wander around the rest of the site, and enjoyed feeding the sheep, and hearing the various keeper talks/feeds. Some of the animal enclosures could do with a little tlc, but on the whole it was clear that the animals were top priority! A great day out :)

Thank Chloe H
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Absolutely brilliant!My son and I had an amazing morning meeting the animals.In the afternoon we attended all the talks and watched the sheep race.

Thank RachelT2139
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We visited Hoo Farm after booking 2 animal encounters. We booked both the Binturong and Meerkat experience and we’re not disappointed! Both experiences were a full hour each and were very interactive. The groups were small and the staff were very knowledgable.

The farm is a brilliant place for families, especially with young children. You can feed some of the animals (food is £1). There is plenty of parking, gift shop and small cafe on site.

As a couple, after our animal encounters we stayed another 1.5 hours or so to take a look around the rest of the farm. With the great play areas, we would have been much longer with kids.

Thank Christina S
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We had a fantastic time at Hoo Farm from getting there early for our experience the receptionist was really helpful and very friendly. The experience was out of this world to me and the young lady keeper was very knowledgeable and made it something to remember for ever. We were very impressed with all the 'hand washing facilities' spread throughout. We just wish the catering was a little better but that didn't really bother us, we still managed a coffee and muffin.
Thank you for a lovely experience

Thank marlene_melling1
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