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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Nic R
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
Fantastic day out..had a meerkat experience booked which was brilliant, the keepers are knowledgeable friendly and all the animals seem well cared for. Quite a variety of different animals and had a chance to feed some on way around zoo including sheep llamas emus and goats , the play area is a nice edition as something extra to do.. only expected to be there around 3:hours including experience but ended up being over 5 hours,was a lovely day out.
Written 23 May 2022
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EzmeDP
Basingstoke, UK8 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We bought the junior keeper x 2 experience for my daughters birthday and I can honestly say we all had the best day! The girls had plenty of time holding the snake, skunk, hedgehog and tortoise and then had loads of time to feed the meerkats and the lemurs (who were so cute and the babies were so brave too!) the keeper was very knowledgeable. There was lots of variety of animals in the rest of the zoo (although obviously not on the same level as some other bigger zoos) and the dinosaur world was a really pleasant surprise & v entertaining. Overall and excellent day at a really relaxed zoo
Written 23 May 2022
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emmalouisepeach
Ellesmere Port, UK21 contributions
May 2022
We went to Hoo Zoo yesterday, and had a fabulous day.

The Zoo itself is small and intimate, but really add s to the personal nature of the experience - the keeper Chris who took us for both of our tours, he knew each animal by name and knew all of their funny quirks and personalities, you can see the love and attention the animals get form Chris.

The Meerkat experience was great, the cheeky little Meerkats were full of beans. We enjoyed it very much.

our 2nd experience was the raccoons experience but as part of the raccoons we got to meet a gorgeous little Skunk i forget her name but she was my much unexpected highlight to the day. She was so cute and cuddly and lay on our knees so peacefully.

Feeding the animals was a great experience especially feeding the Ostrich and Emus.

will definitely be returning in the near future to do the carnivore tour.

thanks Hoo Zoo for a great family day out
Written 23 May 2022
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Kim I
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
This zoo is amazing, didn’t even know it existed until I bought my mum and meerkat experience for Mother’s Day. We had access to the whole park, then had our booked meerkat experience which was just amazing, we spent time with 2 clans of meerkats, fed them, stroked them, the guide told us information about the meerkats which was really good to know. The price to get in is reasonable and there’s loads of different animals there that I have never heard of before. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 23 May 2022
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Hannah
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I LOVED our experience at HooZoo, we did the animal encounter: lemurs, meerkats and servals. The Lemurs had babies which was amazing to see and just so wonderful to see a lot of animals in the rest of the zoo that I've never seen before! The fact that there are so many things on during the day is also a big reason I'll be returning over and over, very unique!
Written 22 May 2022
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Roundy
West Midlands, UK11 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I had a voucher for the meerkat experience and it was brilliant. We got to see lots of meerkats and get up and close to them. Feed them and stroke them which was great. We learnt a lot about the meerkats. The staff was great and welcoming. It definitely great experience to do & it was good day out.
Written 22 May 2022
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PG
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
We attended the carnivore combo for 2, this was a birthday gift to my partner. He very much enjoyed the experience and was not expecting it. We met a snake, owl, artic foxes and a serval. Overall, the staff were friendly and informative. We spent a decent amount for time with each animal, the only thing I would have liked is more time with the serval. I know you can't force an animal to be interested in your presence... especially a cat, I know that much, I have 5. It would have just been nice to have been able to see him for a little longer. Again, I know this is uncontrollable and I understand that. I also would not have paid full price for the experience.. not worth £150, but definitely value for money at £46. But other than that, I would recommend the experience and the zoo in general. They have an interesting variety of cats, which I liked. Different to ones you would see at Chester zoo for example. The zoo could probably do with more species of animals, but I imagine the zoo needs time to grow and eventually this will be the case. I would definitely go again and perhaps next time meet the meerkats and lemurs.
Written 22 May 2022
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Susan S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
Zoo experience morning birthday treat for granddaughter. Interaction with servile, meerkats, Lemurs, owls, snakes, tortoise, feeding ostrich
Written 22 May 2022
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pollymac14
Market Drayton, UK36 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a voucher for the meerkat, lemur and serval experience.
The group was 6 people in total with a guide/ keeper, who was lovely, very knowledgeable about the animals.
Had a really special time learning about the animals and having lots of cuddles .
Highly Recommend , great place
Written 21 May 2022
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Jilly
1 contribution
May 2022
Wonderful day out getting up close and personal with a skunk, raccoon dog and of course, Bear the friendly raccoon. The staff were great, full of passion and you could see how well the animals are cared for - which is the most important thing.
Well worth a trip out to Hoo Zoo. The Dinosaur World was such a bonus too.
Written 20 May 2022
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