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Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom

         
Telford Shropshire England
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shrops hoo1The 400+ animals at Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom will be getting up close and personal with visitors once again as the new zoo season starts in March.

Following a storming 2016 during which Hoo Farm celebrated its 25th anniversary, they are opening with a bang in 2017, introducing a selection of new animals and a brand-new events calendar.

New events have also been added to the calendar, including a Gruffalo Day, a Harry Potter Anniversary Celebration Day, an educational experience to celebrate World Snake Day complete with new arrival, and many more. Step into Christmas is also being expanded into the full Christmas experience, with Breakfast with Santa, Carol Singing, Father Christmas Story Telling, and much more. These events are only part of the programme on offer, so drop in and pick up a leaflet.

A super Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale is planned, so keep your eye on the website and Facebook pages!

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is best known as 'the Home of Shropshire's Big Cats', including the Servals Duma and Zeus, and Shaka the Caracal - Will's favourite animal. Hand-reared Shaka is affectionately described by the keepers as a "big softy who loves playing with us", despite the caracal - the strongest of Africa's cats - being dangerous in the wild. Visitors can learn about these wildcats during their visit, and have the opportunity to book an encounter if they want to get closer.

Will Dorrell said "Here at Hoo Farm we focus on education and conservation, and visitors can learn more about our animals if they come on one of our many event days, or 'Take a Walk on the Wild Side' with us." He went on to add "We introduced the educational days and walks so people of all ages could have a learning experience. For those who really want a hands on encounter, our experiences allow animal lovers to get up close and personal with some of our most popular residents."

For a special occasion, a visit to Hoo Farm can be enhanced with one of their up close and personal 'Hoo Farm Experiences' (hoofarm.com/experience / 01952 677 917). Customers can choose from a selection of 8 encounters, ranging from £80 for the Lemur Experience for 2 and £300 for the Keeper for the Day for 2.

shrops hoo3Hoo Farm shared its 25th birthday celebrations with a record breaking 2700 people.

The event, held in July 2016 opened its gates free of charge as a thank you to local residents for supporting them over the years. Queues had started to form just after 8am, with excited visitors eager for the 10am opening. The gates opened early as Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom partner Will Dorrell said, "it was great to see people arriving so early so we opened up and let the festivities begin!"

The day was officially opened by the Mayor, Councillor Rae Evans who met with the founders of Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom to congratulate them on the occasion. Councillor Evans said, "I was honoured to attend the 25th Anniversary event at Hoo Farm and join in with the special celebrations taking place. It was fantastic to see such a great attendance and very generous of the Dorrell Family to offer a free open day for the general public to enjoy." She went on to say "It is very uplifting to see how much this family business has flourished and I would like to congratulate them once again for reaching a magnificent 25 years."

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, Telford is open daily from 10am, with admission prices starting from £7.50 for a child ticket (online). They can be found on : facebook.com/hoofarmanimalkingdom and twitter @hoofarmtelford

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Hawkstone Park Follies

      
Shrewsbury Shropshire England
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Days Out at Hawkstone Park 


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Ludlow Brewing Company

         
Ludlow Shropshire England
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Located in a specially converted railway shed, just over 50 metres north of Ludlow railway station.

 


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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

         
Welshpool Powys Wales
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Steam railways - a great day (or evening!) out 


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The Bog Visitor Centre C.I.C.

         
Stiperstones Shropshire England
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The Bog Visitor Centre C.I.C. is delighted to report that they have received a Certificate of Excellence for the second year running from TripAdvisor. This is awarded to establishments who 'consistently earn great reviews from travellers.' We are currently ranked 9th out of 71 for best places to visit around Shrewsbury. 

 


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