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
14/08/2017

Great family day out!!!


Nurse_P2017, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Had a great day out with my husband and two sons aged 6 and 9. We all enjoyed it lots of animals to see and individual petting and feeding times. Tea room was a little expensive for food and drinks so I'd advise to take a picnic. They also have a climbing wall and zip wire at a extra cost. We paid £10 from wowcher for a family ticket to the gardens so was well worth the money.
tripadvisor
10/08/2017

Ruined by bad lunch experience


paulacommon, Hexham, United Kingdom
Arrived at kirkley hall plenty of parking which was great. Had a wander round some of the animals however we didn't see all that were advertised they must have been sleeping I guess. As it was a day out for my Mam and 19 month old we decided to go to the cafe for lunch here is where the day got a whole lot worse. I ordered a cheese bun for my Mam and son to share I chose quiche everything was going well until my Mam showed me her bread bun it was mouldy now I hate causing a scene anywhere so I politely waited and asked a waitress if I could speak to her at the table. A lady came across and was very apologetic and said she would refund me our money we had paid 2.95 for the sandwich I got a 2.00 refund. My quiche wasn't the best of quality either it just didn't seem right. The waitress then went to check the sandwiches I had to point out it was actually a cheese bun. Another issue we had was there was only 1 high chair so my little boy had to sit on our knee. I certainly don't recommend the cafe. We would take a packed lunch or go elsewhere after today's experience. We enjoyed looking at the animals but I don't think we would rush back as I think it's quite expensive for what it is.
tripadvisor
09/08/2017

Some negative points


DonnaMD14, Washington, United Kingdom
I visited here on Monday as part of a Groupon Deal (£10 for a family ticket). It is the second time I have visited Kirkley Hall however it was a first visit for my sister and her children. The gardens itself are exactly as remembered however a few of the animals advertised were nowhere to be seen. My daughter, niece and nephew wanted to pet the rabbits and guinea pigs in the petting barn however when we went in there was no member of staff to attend so we had to leave with some very disappointed kids. My sister commented on how thin the reindeers looked and I have to agree that they did every rib was showing. There was a notice saying the male reindeer was undergoing veterinary treatment for a skin condition however that wouldn't affect overall body condition of these animals. The petting barn where the rabbits and guinea pigs were housed had adequate hay for food however there was no material down for bedding/comfort. The poor animals had to sit on bare concrete all day when they weren't allowed outside. With it being a centre for animal care and management students for a major NorthEast university I would think a little more thought be put on the animals wellbeing. I wouldn't pay anymore than the deal price for entry as it is quite a small venue and you could easily see everything within an hour.
tripadvisor
09/08/2017

Great visit


Louise D, Stockport, United Kingdom
We visited here today as a family of 5 including 2 Grandparents, 1 parent and 2 children aged 11 and 9 and we all had a fantastic day. Never having visited before, we went with a completely open mind but we were extremely impressed. The range of animals there is excellent and you can see how well cared for they are. You can watch demonstrations with some animals and pet the rabbits and guinea pigs, which my children loved. We had a small snack at the Orangery tea room as it had a good choice of snacks and was a pleasant place to sit. If you wanted to take a picnic there are lots of different places with tables all around the grounds. Then, after all of that, there is still the gorgeous grounds to stroll around. We particularly enjoyed the Walled Garden. This is certainly good value for money and is a great day out.
tripadvisor
06/08/2017

A good day out for the kids


ruslo, newcastle upon tyne
Having visited KH several times over the years, my wife and I took our three grandchildren there yesterday. How it has developed over those years! We took a picnic and managed to dodge the typically English summer weather in the Zoological Gardens. The kids had a great time spotting the various animals.

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