Discover the best top things to do in Hook, United Kingdom including Pennybridge Farm Alpacas, Leisure Matters, Miller's Ark Animals, John Pinkerton Canal Cruises, Odiham Castle, Little Play Town (Children's Role Play Centre).
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5.0 based on 172 reviews
This was a fantastic, although quite unusual, way to spend a morning in the middle of Autumn. The main reason for visiting this activity was because one of my daughters has been obsessed with Llamas and Alpacas (is there really much difference?) for a very long time. At this point any of you imagining that this is in any way "cute" and thinking of an 8-year-old girl loving these animals then you should prepare yourself for the news that she is in fact 22! Nonetheless, love them she did and is, alarmingly, now even more besotted after a happy 2 hours spent among her new 'friends'. The farm is well set up with a surprisingly large fleet (herd?) of Alpacas. We were expecting maybe 10 and there must have been over 100. Not only that, they come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colour schemes and are imbued with many different personalities and characters. The owners / Alpaca Keepers were interesting and knowledgeable and clearly love their fluffy headed and amusing population. Impressively, they knew the names of each and every craeture and some of them looked very similar; at least to my untrained eye. Under clear blue skies on a typically crisp British weather morning, the experience started with an introductory talk in which we learned everything you ever wanted to know about Alpacas and, for some people, a number of things that you probably didn't want to know. We then witnessed feeding time, met various groups of animals of different ages and genders before moving on to the highlight which was to walk your very own Alpaca (well technically one on a temporary loan) around a circuit of the farm ……….. on a lead! Ours was called Clyde and he was quite aloof. Overall the morning was a mixture of fun and education and the, significantly larger than I was expecting, crowd all seemed to enjoy themselves. There was definitely an element of the 'feel good factor' and we certainly left in brighter spirits than we had arrived in. Logistically the facilities are fairly basic; the car park is quite small, there is only one loo which resulted in the inevitable queueing and the anticipation of enjoying the promised free tea and coffee was somewhat hindered by the hot water running out. At the end of the walking phase the staff were very happy for people to stay and ask questions and there is a small shop with some Alpaca Merch’. I have a feeling that my daughter will become too attached to her new Alpaca sweatshirt for someone of her age. As if Alpacas, free hot drinks, sunshine and Merch’ wasn’t enough, there were also trampolining goats but that’s a story for another time.
5.0 based on 88 reviews
Whether you are organising a children's birthday party, team building exercise, stag/hen party or corporate event, we have something for everyone. We offer Laser Tag (best described as paintball without the bruises and a firm favourite for children's parties!), Mini Tank driving, Archery, .22 Air Rifle Shooting and Axe Throwing. Visit our website for further details or call now to book!
We booked an archery, shooting and axe throwing session which were fantastic fun and we were well looked after by Tom and team. All precautions have been taken and it is very easy to distance whilst doing the activities. Highly recommended for a visit, especially whilst options are limited during restrictions.
4.5 based on 121 reviews
We have barns full of baby animals to love, delicious food in the Old Dairy Tea Barn and a GIANT straw play! So bring your friends and family along and enjoy the farm! Visit the farm on selected open days. Check website for open days. Miller's Ark Animals brings the sights, sounds and experiences of the farmyard to the heart of your show, corporate event, school, nursery or residential home. Animals Inspiring Lives Mobile Farm - Animal Sales - Open Days - Children's Birthday Parties
I can’t recommend Miller’s Ark enough! We had the absolute best day and couldn’t believe how hands on we were able to be - from going into the pens to stroke sheep and baby goats, to cuddling baby ducklings and even brushing donkeys. The staff were truly wonderful and were all dressed in elf costumes to tie in with the Christmas spirit. The little one even got to visit Santa and we were really pleased with the gift she received - she was truly chuffed! Plenty of social distancing guidelines in place and we felt perfectly safe on our visit. Will definitely be coming back!
4.5 based on 46 reviews
Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Basingstoke Canal at Odiham on board 'John Pinkerton II', the trip boat belonging to the Basingstoke Canal Society. You can book a trip or charter the boat as required.
4.0 based on 180 reviews
King John’s Castle is a small and mostly ruined stone hunting lodge. The footprint is still visible and the local historical society has both identified and indicated the relevant areas of the building. The most important fact, is that the “castle” was where King John stayed on the nights before he rode to Runnymede to sign the Magna Carta. The route is along the Basingstoke Canal towpath heading west from Odiham at the bridge over the canal at the North Warnborough side of the village. It is on level ground (it’s a canal stupid) but the path is narrow and is often a tad muddy in poor weather. Go, try, enjoy ????
4.0 based on 13 reviews
Little Play Town is a fun and educational play facility for children aged 7 and under with a lovely Café and Party Hire facilities. This isn’t just your usual soft play centre, it’s all about imaginative play. Little Play Town is just what it says it is, a little play town, children can be whatever they want, from hairdressers to farmers and firefighters. Little Play Town’s the perfect place for children to express themselves, explore and have fun while learning and discovering new things. The Café and Party Hire Room have high quality leather seats serving 100% Arabica Coffee and a large range of teas & a lovely cakes and treats. Your little loved one will love it at Little Play Town!
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