The farm is well over 100 years old and has been a dairy farm, tree nursery, and Award winning farm attraction, but most of all it has been a happy home for the Dorrell family since 1988.
Edward and Carolyn Dorrell opened the farm in 1991 after numerous requests by people, and have an abundance of farm and unusual animals all of whom have a special place at Hoo Farm. When the Farm first opened to the public, it was for the sale of Christmas trees and was called Hoo Farm Country Park. Then, in the winter of 1993, when out feeding the animals in a freezing blizzard, lambs by the Rayburn, rabbits in the living room, six dogs, four cats and a parrot all taking up residence in the warmth, Edward and Carolyn decided to call the Farm, Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom.
From then on the farm went from strength to strength. Lancelot the Llama arrived shortly afterwards, with Rajel and Shadow the foxes soon to follow. Hoo Farm has featured on television many times and won awards for cleanliness and best visitor attraction. Now the farm is home to owls, ostriches, ferrets, lizards and snakes, wallabies, emus, meerkats, parrots and alpacas. Go Carts, Pony Rides and much, much more, including the famous Sheep Steeplechase and the unique Galloping Goats. Looking through the visitor book, the comments that appear most frequently are "Lovely and friendly, where everyone seems happy, including the animals."
Follow brown signposts from M54 Junction 6, A442 at Leegomery or A518 at Donnington.