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Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

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Address: Kirkley Hall | Morpeth, Ponteland NE20 0AQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1670 841235
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Enjoy a great day out for all the family at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens...

Enjoy a great day out for all the family at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens with over three hundred species of animals including emus, wallabies, marmosets, pygmy goats, donkeys, meerkats, lemurs and many more.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 brand new tea room and gift shop, there really is something for all of the family.

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A great afternoon out!

We had a lovely Sunday afternoon here after buying a voucher for entry. Family entry for £12 (with Groupon/living social) voucher definitely makes this an extremely good value... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vicky T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently returned after moving away from the area. Always a pleasure and enjoyable time spent :) beautiful surroundings and something for everyone including friends, families, couples, older and younger generation :)

Thank Fran_lee12
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked around for a few hours with our little girl she loved it and seeing the animals. A little park for them to play in. She loved the rabbits and guinea pig the man in the there was lovely talking to all the children. Lovely day out

Thank bolams
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely Sunday afternoon here after buying a voucher for entry. Family entry for £12 (with Groupon/living social) voucher definitely makes this an extremely good value for money day out. Particular highlights were the peacocks roaming freely, the play area and the reptile handling. The staff were really knowledgable and the zoo was clean and welcoming. It looked... More 

Thank Vicky T
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been meaning to go here for years but we eventually visited 1st May. We were really impressed with the number of different species as we weren't expecting much more meerkats, birds & lemurs. All the staff were lovely, very helpful and could answer any questions. They had vast knowledge of the different species. There are over 200 currently housed in... More 

Thank Reavs
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 6 and 8 year old here who love animals and it's a really nice little zoo with informative talks and an easy layout. There were plenty of talks and animal encounters from. Meerkats to rabbits and bearded dragons and corn snakes. Decent variety of animals for the size and it was super cheap (may be £13 for... More 

Thank Scubasailor
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

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... More 

Thank james p
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

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... More 

Thank Jens S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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

Thank 1964donna
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

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... More 

Thank Jackie W
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

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... More 

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