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Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Kirkley Hall | Morpeth, Ponteland NE20 0AQ, England
01670 841235
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Ponteland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Visit Northumberland’s newest tourist attraction with over one hundred species of animals including...
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Owner description: Visit Northumberland’s newest tourist attraction with over one 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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Consett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Visited today 21st Dec with my fiancée and 2 neighbours girls 8 and 5,and great niece 11.Not sure what to expect but we ended up staying for 4 hours.No its not big,no its not a fully fledged zoo,but what a lovely relaxing place to spend the day.Lots of interesting animals to see,and yes 2 of our party held a snake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We got a living social voucher which made it even cheaper and very worth it. Lovely animals, lovely grounds, quaint tea room. Our kids, 3 and nearly 2 loved it. Will definitely go again. Thanks

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and even better than you managed to grab a bargain! We hope you will come back and see us again soon. Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More 

Beaulieu, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were on a weekend trip in Newcastle (from Southampton), with not a lot pre-planned for the weekend, and happened upon this little gem at the last minute. We arrived at about 11:30am on a Sunday in November, the park was very quiet (bar one kids' party, though they seemed to be being well controlled by a member of staff,... More 

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens so much. It is so lovely to hear that your girlfriend enjoyed her birthday so much, we can't think of a better way to celebrate than with our fascinating lemurs! We hope you will... More 

seaham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited Kirkley Hall to see Mike the Knight. The boys,5 & 3, loved the little zoo, and the adventure play park. Mike the Knight was great with the children. Our only complaint was the restaurant which was slow and the kids food consisted of cheap bread which was thrown. It was a shame as the "grown up" food looked... More 

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit however, we are obviously disappointed to hear your comments regarding the cafe. Please be assured that we take all feedback seriously and I have passed on your comments to the Catering Manager so he can investigate. We hope you will return to visit... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited during half term with my wife, 2 daughters, and also my niece and nephew. The entrance fee I thought was excellent, at undated £30 for 2 adults and 4 kids, however the zip wire a little too pricy at £4 a go for each child! The variety of animals was good, and it also looks to be expanding. We... More 

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review we are delighted you had such an enjoyable visit and that you found the staff so helpful. I will pass on your comments regarding the zip wire and I hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What an unexpected treat ! This lovely estate located in beautiful countryside has wonderful garden areas and natural woodland riverside walk for wildlife interest In addition to the fascinating zoo. which we thoroughly enjoyed ( three generations ) it's a gem ! I intend to explore further with a return visit to take in the walled garden as there is... More 

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review, we really do appreciate it. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable visit to Kirkley Hall and we sincerely hope that you will come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Spent a very enjoyable and surprisingly affordable October half-term half-day here. OK, you won't find tigers, polar bears and giraffes roaming around but at £18 for a family ticket, you & your family get to see and hear about a broad & diverse range of interesting animals and birds from lemurs to wallabies, scorpions, alpacas, monkeys, parrots and even the... More 

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank your for taking the time to write such a lovely review, as mentioned we don't have the larger animals such as tigers and lions however, we do have over 130 species of animals here to keep the family entertained. We appreciate that you realise we are still a relatively new attraction and we look forward to welcoming you to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a lovely little zoo this is just outside of Newcastle . Very reasonable price for entry and as it was raining we all got £1 off our entry fee as we were wearing wellies ha ha ha . Nice staff with good knowledge and great with kids . You should go for a visit you'll be pleasantly surprised

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted you got to take advantage of our welly weekend discount and we hope you will come back again and visit us again soon, hopefully the sun will be shining next time! Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More 

South shields
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My kids said I had to write this :) it's a decent day out. The little zoo is quaint and has things kids will like to see. Also has sessions for talks and holding of some of the bugs etc. my kids were not so keen on that. There's a nice nature walk with watching huts along the way. We... More 

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, it sounds like you had a brilliant day out and especially on the zip wire! We are constantly adding to our attraction so we sincerely hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

After visiting Kirkley Hall with my husband daughter and having a great day my daughter decided she would like to have a party there. The party options are varied and cater for all needs. My daughter decided on a Zoo school day with 7 friends and had "the best day ever!!" From the initial book right through to the end... More 

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a lovely review, it sounds like your daughter had a fabulous zoo school birthday, we will pass on your lovely comments to the staff involved and we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More 

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