Doctor Dolittle: Keeper For A Day Experience For One At Hoo Farm

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Doctor Dolittle: Keeper For A Day Experience For One At Hoo Farm

Telford, Shropshire

£200
  • Add an extra guest ( Maximum 1) +
    £100
Valid for 1 years

“Brilliant. We had such a great time on this experience and couldn't have asked for a more exciting way to spend the day!” Shropshire Star

Why we love it

The ultimate animal adventure for Doctor Dolittles of all ages, you won't get closer to the animals anywhere else with your own private keeper for the day. You'll meet creatures big and small from the rivers, rainforest, desert and woodlands of the animal kingdom, from serval cats to ring-tailed lemurs, Burmese pythons to possoms.

What's Included?

  • Take on the adventure of the Keeper For A Day Experience for one at Hoo Farm
  • Help with the cleaning of the small animals, meet Oscar the European eagle owl, Bear the raccoon and Hoo Farm's hand-reared meerkats
  • Get fully involved with hands-on demonstrations throughout the day
  • Enjoy lunch in the fresh country air at Hoo Farm
  • Includes an extra adult admission to Hoo Farm

Description

Edward and Carolyn Dorrell, dairy farmers from Telford and one of the pioneers of dairy ice cream, moved to Hoo Farm in 1988 after their previous home was taken over for re-development. Hoo Farm is a family-run countryside attraction nestled in 32 acres of woodland and paddocks in the heart of rural Shropshire.

Before Hoo Farm became the natural animal paradise it is today, the land had been uninhabited for several years; used by the local council for growing Christmas trees. It was with these Christmas trees that Hoo Farm first opened its gates to the public, under the guise of Hoo Farm Country Park – the first place to offer ‘Cut and Dig Your Own Trees’ in the West Midlands. Now it’s home to over 400 animals covering 120 different species, and truly is a nature-lover’s dream!

There’s the Rivers, Rainforests and Deserts section for a gander at all things scaly and slithery, including the green anaconda, Burmese python and the spectacled caiman. The Woodland is home to unusual animals like Romanian water buffalo, large South American rodents called capybara and the world’s biggest bird, the ostrich. Still following the tree line, is the Wallaby Wood where you may even be lucky enough to feed the wallabies right from your hand.

During your day at Hoo Farm you will be accompanied around the farm by an experienced member of our staff who will introduce you to the different species of animals, as well as inform you of how to take care of each paddock.

As well as being guided around the farm, you will have a chance to help with the cleaning of the small animals, meet Oscar the European eagle owl, Bear the raccoon and the farm’s hand-reared meerkats. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in any demonstrations that may be happening during that day.

A hard day at work deserves a good lunch, so halfway through your day, you’ll be invited to enjoy some snacks in the open air. You’ll also have an extra adult admission at Hoo Farm included in your experience.

Description

Edward and Carolyn Dorrell, dairy farmers from Telford and one of the pioneers of dairy ice cream, moved to Hoo Farm in 1988 after their previous home was taken over for re-development. Hoo Farm is a family-run countryside attraction nestled in 32 acres of woodland and paddocks in the heart of rural Shropshire.

Before Hoo Farm became the natural animal paradise it is today, the land had been uninhabited for several years; used by the local council for growing Christmas trees. It was with these Christmas trees that Hoo Farm first opened its gates to the public, under the guise of Hoo Farm Country Park – the first place to offer ‘Cut and Dig Your Own Trees’ in the West Midlands. Now it’s home to over 400 animals covering 120 different species, and truly is a nature-lover’s dream!

There’s the Rivers, Rainforests and Deserts section for a gander at all things scaly and slithery, including the green anaconda, Burmese python and the spectacled caiman. The Woodland is home to unusual animals like Romanian water buffalo, large South American rodents called capybara and the world’s biggest bird, the ostrich. Still following the tree line, is the Wallaby Wood where you may even be lucky enough to feed the wallabies right from your hand.

During your day at Hoo Farm you will be accompanied around the farm by an experienced member of our staff who will introduce you to the different species of animals, as well as inform you of how to take care of each paddock.

As well as being guided around the farm, you will have a chance to help with the cleaning of the small animals, meet Oscar the European eagle owl, Bear the raccoon and the farm’s hand-reared meerkats. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in any demonstrations that may be happening during that day.

A hard day at work deserves a good lunch, so halfway through your day, you’ll be invited to enjoy some snacks in the open air. You’ll also have an extra adult admission at Hoo Farm included in your experience.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • Daily, 10am to 3.30pm
  • Hoo Farm is not open between 24th December to 1st January

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Participants must be able-bodied and 10 years or older.

Please be aware that as animal welfare is of utmost importance and it's a privilege to be able to get so close to these species - Hoo Farm will not force animals to do anything against their nature and all interaction is done on their terms.

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • Daily, 10am to 3.30pm
  • Hoo Farm is not open between 24th December to 1st January

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Participants must be able-bodied and 10 years or older.

Please be aware that as animal welfare is of utmost importance and it's a privilege to be able to get so close to these species - Hoo Farm will not force animals to do anything against their nature and all interaction is done on their terms.

What's Included?

  • Take on the adventure of the Keeper For A Day Experience for one at Hoo Farm
  • Help with the cleaning of the small animals, meet Oscar the European eagle owl, Bear the raccoon and Hoo Farm's hand-reared meerkats
  • Get fully involved with hands-on demonstrations throughout the day
  • Enjoy lunch in the fresh country air at Hoo Farm
  • Includes an extra adult admission to Hoo Farm

Why we love it

The ultimate animal adventure for Doctor Dolittles of all ages, you won't get closer to the animals anywhere else with your own private keeper for the day. You'll meet creatures big and small from the rivers, rainforest, desert and woodlands of the animal kingdom, from serval cats to ring-tailed lemurs, Burmese pythons to possoms. Read full description

Description

Edward and Carolyn Dorrell, dairy farmers from Telford and one of the pioneers of dairy ice cream, moved to Hoo Farm in 1988 after their previous home was taken over for re-development. Hoo Farm is a family-run countryside attraction nestled in 32 acres of woodland and paddocks in the heart of rural Shropshire.

Before Hoo Farm became the natural animal paradise it is today, the land had been uninhabited for several years; used by the local council for growing Christmas trees. It was with these Christmas trees that Hoo Farm first opened its gates to the public, under the guise of Hoo Farm Country Park – the first place to offer ‘Cut and Dig Your Own Trees’ in the West Midlands. Now it’s home to over 400 animals covering 120 different species, and truly is a nature-lover’s dream!

There’s the Rivers, Rainforests and Deserts section for a gander at all things scaly and slithery, including the green anaconda, Burmese python and the spectacled caiman. The Woodland is home to unusual animals like Romanian water buffalo, large South American rodents called capybara and the world’s biggest bird, the ostrich. Still following the tree line, is the Wallaby Wood where you may even be lucky enough to feed the wallabies right from your hand.

During your day at Hoo Farm you will be accompanied around the farm by an experienced member of our staff who will introduce you to the different species of animals, as well as inform you of how to take care of each paddock.

As well as being guided around the farm, you will have a chance to help with the cleaning of the small animals, meet Oscar the European eagle owl, Bear the raccoon and the farm’s hand-reared meerkats. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in any demonstrations that may be happening during that day.

A hard day at work deserves a good lunch, so halfway through your day, you’ll be invited to enjoy some snacks in the open air. You’ll also have an extra adult admission at Hoo Farm included in your experience.

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Description

Edward and Carolyn Dorrell, dairy farmers from Telford and one of the pioneers of dairy ice cream, moved to Hoo Farm in 1988 after their previous home was taken over for re-development. Hoo Farm is a family-run countryside attraction nestled in 32 acres of woodland and paddocks in the heart of rural Shropshire.

Before Hoo Farm became the natural animal paradise it is today, the land had been uninhabited for several years; used by the local council for growing Christmas trees. It was with these Christmas trees that Hoo Farm first opened its gates to the public, under the guise of Hoo Farm Country Park – the first place to offer ‘Cut and Dig Your Own Trees’ in the West Midlands. Now it’s home to over 400 animals covering 120 different species, and truly is a nature-lover’s dream!

There’s the Rivers, Rainforests and Deserts section for a gander at all things scaly and slithery, including the green anaconda, Burmese python and the spectacled caiman. The Woodland is home to unusual animals like Romanian water buffalo, large South American rodents called capybara and the world’s biggest bird, the ostrich. Still following the tree line, is the Wallaby Wood where you may even be lucky enough to feed the wallabies right from your hand.

During your day at Hoo Farm you will be accompanied around the farm by an experienced member of our staff who will introduce you to the different species of animals, as well as inform you of how to take care of each paddock.

As well as being guided around the farm, you will have a chance to help with the cleaning of the small animals, meet Oscar the European eagle owl, Bear the raccoon and the farm’s hand-reared meerkats. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in any demonstrations that may be happening during that day.

A hard day at work deserves a good lunch, so halfway through your day, you’ll be invited to enjoy some snacks in the open air. You’ll also have an extra adult admission at Hoo Farm included in your experience.

Opening Times

Daily, 10am to 3pm Hoo Farm is not open between 24th December to 1st January

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

Availability:

This experience is available:

  • Daily, 10am to 3.30pm
  • Hoo Farm is not open between 24th December to 1st January

Other Useful Details:

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Participants must be able-bodied and 10 years or older.

Please be aware that as animal welfare is of utmost importance and it's a privilege to be able to get so close to these species - Hoo Farm will not force animals to do anything against their nature and all interaction is done on their terms.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Doctor Dolittle: Keeper For A Day Experience For One At Hoo Farm

  • Add an extra guest ( Maximum 1) +
    £100