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Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

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Address: Kirkley Hall | Morpeth, Ponteland NE20 0AQ, England
Phone Number: 441670841235
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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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Saturday Afternoon Out

We visited on January 16th to make the most of the half price tickets available this weekend. Quiet, but better that way as we have a pram. We spent a good 30 minutes walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah-Louise H
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on January 16th to make the most of the half price tickets available this weekend. Quiet, but better that way as we have a pram. We spent a good 30 minutes walking around the zoo, the walled garden unavailable due to the weather. We could also see the climbing wall, play area and orangery cafe. The staff seemed... More 

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KirkleyHallZoo, Enterprise Assistant at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our attraction, and for visiting on our special 'January Blues' entry weekend. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and that our knowledgeable staff added to your day. Great to hear you thought we were worth the trip! Thanks again, Lydia Price, Enterprise Assistant. More 

Jarrow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Came here with my friend and we had an lovely time the jacket potatoes are fantastic and the views are beautiful. David in the Orangery was so professional, he was so welcoming and helped us choose what to get. Will defiantly be back soon!

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Thank Jessicalee2312
KirkleyHallZoo, Enterprise Assistant at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your five star review of our Orangery café. I am so glad to read that you had a lovely time and enjoyed your jacket potatoes! It's great to hear that David in the Orangery was welcoming and helpful to you - we'll make sure he hears about your feedback as I'm sure he will... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This was a really lovely day out. There is a wide range of things to see and do, and all the animals seem to be really well cared for.

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Thank 19amanda92
KirkleyHallZoo, Enterprise Assistant at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your 5 star review and for taking the time to send it! We are very glad to hear that you had a really lovely day out at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. We hope to see you again sometime. Merry Christmas! Best wishes, Lydia Price, Enterprise Assistant. More 

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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Kids enjoyed a day watching the different animals, especially the Macaw that says 'Hello', and the Bush Dogs which look a little like paddington. They even paid attention to the keepers talking about different animals. There is a climbing frame next to the picnic area.

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Thank falconlock
KirkleyHallZoo, Enterprise Assistant at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear you had a good day out and enjoyed our Macaw saying 'Hello'! We loved to read also that the Bushdogs reminded you of Paddington - I agree! Thanks again, and we hope to see you again. Kind regards Lydia Price Enterprise Assistant More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I took my 2 nieces to visit the zoo and for a 'Lemur experience'... The staff were great and we had so much fun! Lemurs rock!

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KirkleyHallZoo, Enterprise Assistant at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your five star review of our attraction. We are so glad that you and your nieces enjoyed the Lemur Experience - we agree, Lemurs rock! It's great to hear our staff were friendly too! Thanks again, and we hope to see you at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens again soon. Kind regards, Lydia Price, Enterprise Assistant... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Managed to dodge most of the autumn showers during the afternoon spent here. A decent selection of animals, well cared for and by enthusiastic staff. Some of the buildings could do with a bit of TLC, but this doesn't detract from the experience. The park map would work a lot better if the buildings were labeled accordingly. It's not a... More 

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Thank LancsLad1979
KirkleyHallZoo, Enterprise Assistant at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your very helpful feedback - and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the day, even in the autumn showers! It's good to hear you thought the visit was good value for a family of four, but I am sorry to hear that you didn't find the Superheroes! Thanks again,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Brought my nephews for the day in the summer. They had a great time looking at all the animals in the zoo especially several babies that were there at the time. For its size there is a great range of animals and lots of helpful students and staff happy to talk about the animals for as long as you will... More 

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KirkleyHallZoo, Enterprise Assistant at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your five star review and for taking the time to give your feedback. We are delighted to hear that your nephews had a great trip and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Lydia Price Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens More 

Stanley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We have been to this zoo about 3 or 4 times year and although small, me and my 2 children (aged 7 & 2) always manage to fill a day looking at the fabulous animals, playing in the parks and walking around the beautiful grounds. The zoo itself is small but excellent value for money. Keepers are really helpful and... More 

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KirkleyHallZoo, Enterprise Assistant at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing five star review of our attraction. We are delighted to hear that you had a brilliant day out . Our keepers very much enjoy interacting with visitors and sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm, so it is great to hear that you enjoyed this. We are also very glad to hear you like the new play... More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We enjoyed our trip to Kirkley Hall Zoo, there were lots of animals with the lemurs and meerkats being particular highlights. The grounds themselves are decent but some of the walkways around the animals aren't the best, especially when pushing a pram. The restaurant needs a little more variety as well I would suggest. There are new exhibits under construction... More 

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Thank stephen7761
KirkleyHallZoo, Enterprise Assistant at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of your visit to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip, with the lemurs and meerkats being your particular highlights. Thank you also for your comments regarding the walkways, it is always helpful to know how our visitors are finding our access so that we know... More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Amazing place, great time had by me and my husband with the Lemurs. Brogan was excellent and very knowledgable. So much to do and see, well worth a day out. All the staff were very friendly and took the time to speak to us. Parking easy. Will be back soon.

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Thank Nadine F
KirkleyHallZoo, Enterprise Assistant at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your 5 star rating. We are delighted to hear that yourself and your husband enjoyed the Lemur Experience and your visit. Thank you also for your lovely comments about our staff member, Brogan, which we will be sure to pass on. We are glad to hear you would like to come back soon, and look... More 

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