Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Kirkley Hall
Ponteland
Northumberland
NE20 0AQ

+44 01670 841235

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Visit Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, we have over one hundred species of animals including ring tailed and ruff lemurs, meerkats, coatis, marmosets, capybara, kookaburra, wallaby and a wide range of domestic, exotic and avian species including our petting barn. Visitors can meet the keepers and learn about the animals and their habitats. With a rolling programme of kids’ activities and play areas, forest trails, garden walks, picnic areas and a tea room and gift shop which are open all year round, there really is something for all of the family.


Ticketing and entry prices for Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£6.95
per ticket
Child
(Child (age 3-17))
1
£4.95
per ticket
Family
(Family (2 adults & 3 children))
1
£21.95
per ticket
Free
(Children (2 or under))
1
£0.00
per ticket
Concession
(Concession (disabled or senior citizen))
1
£5.95
per ticket
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tripadvisor
21/04/2017

FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN DAY OUT


james p, Morpeth, United Kingdom
it has been a while since we last visited so thought would go today wow has it changed a lot visited with 2 adults and 4 children (14,12,10,5) all had a fantastic time we arrived at 10.30 and didn't leave till 3 . loads of animals to see and the children got to hold a guinea pig and stroke the rabbits this is definitely not a large zoo like Edinburgh but we found loads of very interesting animals many I had never even heard of they all looked very well cared for and enclosures were large enough to keep them happy. there is now a outdoor activity centre as well which my children really enjoyed doing the climbing wall and archery . staff all very helpful encouraging my 10 year old nervous daughter on the climbing wall . we will be back again in the summer keep up the good work k Kirkley hall your doing a fantasic job :-)
tripadvisor
18/04/2017

Lovely zoo


Jens S,
This is a fantastic little zoo and you can easily spend a couple of hours here. The animals look happy and the premises are really well kept. The only aspect I find really worrying is the level of English shown here. This might be due to students from Northumberland College taking part in the creation of this attraction?! Did students write all the information panels without teachers checking the texts? Is the zoo encouraging people with dyslexia to come up with texts on animals and their habitats? It all seems a bit strange and unusual but I don't want to come up with false assumptions without knowing the reasons behind it. You come across 'see creatures' and sentences like, "They spends its daytime hours resting'.
tripadvisor
17/04/2017

lovely place


1964donna, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
went with grand children on a drizzily day lots of animails to see the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable all in all a good day out small play area where the peacocks hang around going for return visit when the sun is shining
tripadvisor
17/04/2017

What a lovely day out


Jackie W, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Set in beautiful surroundings and part of a working agricultural college. We visited on bank holiday Monday and it seems a lot of others had the same idea. There was plenty parking including for disabled. There were Easter activities on, which we didn't get time to visit but I gather there were arts and crafts. We were there 5 hours and there was plenty to see and do including lunch in the cafe. We left just before closing. There are some small indoor areas where snakes.and marmosets etc and largely all else is outside. We saw some species we didn't even know exisited. The small play area is popular and inhabited by peacocks wandering round between the tables. The animals all look well cared for. For those saying there's not enough to look at, I'm not sure what you want really. If you want Chester zoo, go to Chester!
tripadvisor
17/04/2017

Not bad for the price


SuperSonic1979, Durham, United Kingdom
Went here today, 4 adults and a 6 year old. Zoo opens at 10am, we got there at around 9:50am and the car park was just beginning to fill up. Like other reviewers have commented, please do not get this place mixed up with a much larger zoo. It's certainly no Longleat or Chester Zoo, there's still plenty to see though and it took us around 2 hours to look at everything in detail. Our little boy loved all the animals, however some of the 'talks' by the keepers were a little too in depth to keep him listening for too long. There's various petting sheds, where you can touch and handle all sorts from rabbits to snakes and lizards to guinea pigs. There is a gift shop on site however it's really small and doesn't stock enough in my opinion. Our 6 year old had a good look around but the only 'toy' he could find for himself was a tub of slime with an animal in the middle of it. The cafe seems reasonable, however we only bought coffees as we brought our own sandwiches etc to eat on the picnic tables outside. There are also various climbing frames and obstacles for little ones to explore. All in all we had a good day out at Kirkley Hall and may well return sometime in the future.

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