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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
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Visit Northumberland’s newest tourist attraction with over one hundred species of animals including emus, wallabies, marmosets, pygmy goats, donkeys,... more » 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. « less
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We came across this zoo by accident and so glad we did it's a joy to walk around very disabled friendly gardens are clean and we'll kept staff very friendly animals seem very happy and clean will definitely go again admission was reasonable and you can use ticket all day so if you want to find a pub and go... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely place, they have a very large collection of species which are in very well maintained enclosures, like many other zoos at certain times of the day you can handle them. They have everything from primates to reptiles, amphibians to birds. Would recommend it. The only down side is the state of the toilets if not for that I would... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited this zoo with other families and friends. The place is a character and the animals are well looked after. And although the place is not so big, the atmosphere is very homey and very family-friendly. Recommendable!

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I visited the zoo with my partner and two kids and we all had a great time. It was very good value for money and lovely to see so many animals. I knew not to expect to see animals that you'd expect to see in a big zoo but had a great time seeing the animals that they have. Well... More

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had a great day out. Staff were very friendly and really helpful. My twins aged 10 really enjoyed themselves and cannot wait to return. Thanks for a great day out.

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A small but interesting zoo, with a freindly and laid back feel about it. When Isay laid back I don't meant it in a careless sort of way, just that you can go around at your own pace. As others have said, don't come expecting to see lions and elephants but there are plenty of other smaller animals, many that... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted that you felt so relaxed about visiting us as we want customers to come and go as they please so they can enjoy the attraction at their own pace. Unfortunately we don’t have lions and elephants however, we do have over 130 species of animals so there is lots to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Just spent morning with 4 children at Kirkley Hall. Well worth the £18 entry fee. Kids got to handle a number of animals, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the cafe really well organised especially for kids lunch boxes. Wherever we walked on site there was something to see. It's obviously on the grounds of the college but I... 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 it really does mean the world to us. We appreciate that you recognise we are a college and we do everything we can do make it as customer friendly as possible. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon as we are always looking for new elements... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visited with 2 teenagers and 2 children age 10 and 12. A family ticket is £18. The kids loved the meet the animal sessions where they got to hold and stroke a variety of animals which they loved. There was a variety of animals to see and we spent a good 4 hours looking around. The cafe was very... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate it and it sounds like you had a lovely day out. We hope you will come back again soon to see our ever growing collection of animals and attractions. Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

One of the best value for money in the area for a family day out. The zoo is lovely staff very friendly and helpful. Don't expect big animals but the Lemurs and Meerkats are great. Plenty of other types of animals,reptiles and birds to see. The play parks were great too our 10yr old son didn't ask for his phone... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review we are delighted you had such an enjoyable visit and the fact that your son didn't ask for his son once speaks volumes to us! We hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Came here as family with toddler and baby. It is relatively small but there is actually a large range of animals. It is a small zoo so don't expect rhinos and tigers, but they have lots of smaller animals - cuddly ones, reptiles, birds, fish, monkeys... Actually I wasn't expecting very much - the leaflet we had looked very professional... More

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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, I am glad to hear that you had the opportunity to experience our encounters as this is such an enjoyable part of the day and the gardens are great fun to explore. It is also lovely to hear such positive comments about the staff as customer service is... More

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