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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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milton keynes
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visited at the beginning of last week 11th or 12th, Although most of the animals were in cleanish pens and looked happy enough , I was quite distraught at the State of your donkeys. They were in a small pen that had a few inches of faeces and urine on the floor .It absolutly stank . I could only... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent over 3 hours to day we went to see animals my granddaughter 9yrs was not happy we could not see the ponys.We went for the river walk comming out at the climbing area very good we were glad we did ghe walk over all very enjoyable day

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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 an enjoyable visit, the Shetland ponies are located in the paddock next to the entrance and they come out daily for our animal encounters so I am disappointed that you didn't get to see them. I hope you will come back and visit us again soon and get a... More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took 2 of our grandchildren for an afternoon in the sunshine. This is a nice place to visit being relatively compact but with a good mix of animals to keep people interested, from farm animals to the exotics. The play area and the tractors are there for the non animal lovers to enjoy.

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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 it sounds like you had brilliant fun and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More

Durham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited at the weekend, it was very quiet for a sunny Sunday. I had a voucher from metro radio offers so a family of 5 entered for £10 which was fantastic value for money! The animals were all lovely, not so much what I would call 'zoo' animals but interesting & well kept. The rabbits were a favourite &... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review, you managed to great a brilliant deal from Metro Radio making entry even better value than normal! We have over 130 species of animals and a large percentage of them require a zoo licence which is why we market ourselves as a zoological gardens. I’m delighted to hear about your sense of adventure and... More

Newcastle
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a great day with 3 children under 7 and a baby Entry was reasonable compared to other attractions and animals were cute Don't go expecting lions etc, you'll be disappointed, but the marmosets, wallabies and ring tail limas were great. The petting Corner is great for little ones. Gardens are gorgeous to walk round and play in too... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we do our best to keep the prices as low as possible whilst still running a business so it is lovely to hear that people recognise that. As we have only been open 3 years our collection of animals is still growing and who knows what the collection will consist of in a few... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited Kirkley Hall and the zoological gardens as part of our NCS course this summer. The zoo I found was great with some farm like animals such as goats and donkeys aswell as the more unusual like snakes,spiders and of course the popular meerkats!!. It is a small yet great little zoo, that you can see is used as... More

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

Thank you for your review we hope you had a lovely residential visit with NCS. Unfortunately as you were taking part in workshops most of the day with your organisation you were unable to experience everything we have to offer here at Kirkley Hall. We also have animal encounters throughout the day, a woodland walk, zip wire and gardens which... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a lovely morning out today, had a nice wander round the animals with my toddler. Can't see it taking a full day as he rushed round at breakneck speed from one thing to the next, but it was a nice way to fill a couple of hours. We then had a wander round the gardens trying to find the... 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 a lovely visit to Kirkley Hall and it sounds like your little boy had lots of fun. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon on a sunny day so you can experience our woodland walk. Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Rubbish day out went 1 auguest 2014 nothing on hardly any animals (would of seen mine in my back garden ) know one around to help had to walk all the way back to reception to report a dead animal not worth whet you pay 18 pound (4people ) £10 zip wier 3 goes

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

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit however, I am finding it difficult to agree with what you are saying. With regards to activities we have a rolling programme of events as well as set daily activities, on 1st August we had: All day - Animal handling with rabbits and guinea pigs at PETALZ Barn... More

Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

An amazing day!! The staff were amazing and friendly - full of interesting facts and more than willing to answer questions - they went the extra mile!! The animals are well kept and clean, with plenty to keep them interested. In addition, the enclosures were perfect for viewing, but were definitely made for the animals welfare first! There were loads... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we pride ourselves on offering an educational and fun day out so I am delighted to see that you recognised that. It sounds like managed to experience everything Kirkley Hall has to offer and you managed to bring the sunshine with you. We look forward to welcoming you again to see our... More

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Staff are fab place is great kids loved it better the second time round enjoyed the aminals and all the talks as well

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review it sounds like you had a lovely day out and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Jenny Cairns Operations & Events Manager More

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