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
13/03/2017

Great visit


cutlern, Durham
Great day out. We pottered backwards and forwards between the gardens and the zoo. Nice secluded picnic areas in the gardens and a woodland trail. Zoo is small. My daughter loved it and wants to go back for a zoo school party for her birthday.
tripadvisor
12/03/2017

Family sunday day out


Karl G, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We went here today since the sun was out. Decent sized little zoo. Lots to see. Our 16 month old son loved the monkeys and the birds. Would visit again
tripadvisor
11/03/2017

Didn't meet promise of advertising


Tim M,
I went with my twelve year old, buoyed by TripAdvisor reviews. I am reticent to post a slightly negative review, but it is important for visitors to appreciate how small this attraction is. 'Zoological garden' is a rather grand description. It is not as big as Google Maps might initially suggest. The zoo occupies a plot within the whole Kirkley Hall site of perhaps 120m x 70m. It is not very big and does not take long to explore, we managed half an hour at the most. The variety of animals to be seen was limited and might not excite anyone who has been to a bigger regional attraction (such as the excellent Yorkshire Wildlife Park). It was cold winter half term day when we visited and many enclosures were empty. The reptile experience for example was underwhelming. A single corn snake and a room packed to overflowing (literally) so we didn't linger. It is clear that the staff are dedicated, kind and trying very hard, but I did feel that the advertising promised more than the site delivered. Overall it just felt a bit lame. It wasn't hugely expensive and we saw the funny side, so did enjoy ourselves because of that, but I think the target demographic might realistically be toddlers and very young children who might indeed be excited to see the animals on offer and whose carers will probably go away feeling it was money well spent.
tripadvisor
11/03/2017

Wow!


MancTeacher, Manchester, United Kingdom
This is a zoo for people who don't want a big organisation, which is primed to take their cash but little else. Some have commented here that it is small. And it is compared with Chester, but it's not Chester Zoo. Here, you can get up close and personal. I loved seeing the alpacas, the leemas, and the reindeers. These animals are well looked after by dedicated staff. There is a toddlers playground and if you have teens, a climbing wall and zip wire. There is a lovely farm shop and tea room and you can get coffee, tea and hot dogs from the kiosk. This is a lovely day out. As it is run by people who care and the zoo keepers are knowledgeable, especially the young man who looks after the leemas and does the talk during the leema encounter. Well worth a visit.
tripadvisor
01/03/2017

A bit disappointing


Alison E, Northumberland England
We visited with a mix of ages, grandma, 2 x 50 somethings with children ranging from 10 - 25. The site is fairly small and the car parking overcrowded on busy weekend days. The price is fine however the children were a little disappointed with the animals as there isnt any option to interact and the enclosures are fairly squashed together and quite small. I think it is best suited to young children. We paid for the activity area too however only 1 area was operating at once as there were not enough staff to man each one. The children enjoyed the climbing wall but had to wait quite a well for their turn. They were looking forward to the zip wire but it would've meant a 2 hour wait. This site could be developed further to become a really great day out with a little more effort.

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