Just can’t get enough of those furry, feathered or scaled creatures? Well, you’ve come to the right place. With 32 acres of paddocks and woodland, Hoo Farm is home to owls, wallabies, emus, parrots, alpacas, water buffalo, snakes…in fact, it has 125 breeds of animals, across mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.
But you don’t just get to look at the animals from afar. You can get right close up and personal, with the opportunity to feed lambs, pigs and deer. You can also collect eggs from the Hen House, or do a lap go carting, ride ponies and place your bets for the Sheep Steeplechase and goat race. Yes, a goat race, promising even bigger fences and sharper hairpin bends than ever before, as they make their way over Demon Drop, Towering Tyre and Puissance Wall.
They have events going on throughout the year, which you can check out here. Parking if free and it’s easy access for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Opening times vary throughout the year (check them out here), but it’s largely open Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. The sheep racing days are also listed alongside the opening times. Prices are super reasonable – under 2s can go free, and then it’s £7.45 (off peak) per adult or child and £7.95 (on peak). A family ticket – which is for five people – costs £35 (off peak) and £37 (on peak). Check out all details here.
Hoo Farm is accessible by car, just off junction 6 on the M54, just pop in ‘Humber Lane’ into your Sat Nav.