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Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

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Kirkley Hall | Morpeth, Ponteland NE20 0AQ, England
+44 1670 841235
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Fabulous

We went yesterday for the country fair . Absolutely fantastic day out loads to do and see Things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne C
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A Hidden treasure!

Was looking for somewhere that would keep a 4 year old and a 13 year old amused and Kirkley Hall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
scaryld
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“zip wire” (46 reviews)
“play area” (37 reviews)
“climbing wall” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kirkley Hall | Morpeth, Ponteland NE20 0AQ, England
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+44 1670 841235
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went yesterday for the country fair . Absolutely fantastic day out loads to do and see Things for all ages . Stopped for lunch beautiful food then carried on with our day if you get to visit do it

Thank Joanne C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for somewhere that would keep a 4 year old and a 13 year old amused and Kirkley Hall didn't disappoint.Plenty to see and do in beautiful surroundings.Would love to go again!!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Why have I never been to this place before! My son is 10 and he loved it, assault course, climbing wall, zip wire, archery, park and that's before you get to the zoo and animals even I had never seen before. We will most definitely...More

Thank Molly197384
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place, a small zoo, with really engaged and energetic wildlife... you can really see how cared for these animals are, peacocks and other birds wander freely around the park and on the roofs, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We also...More

Thank householdthingmybobs
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We came here just to kill an afternoon and to see the animals. It’s not the biggest but there are quite a few animals to see which is good. We spent about 3 hours there and it was a fun afternoon overall. It seems to...More

1  Thank R1995Cooper
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We went as 2 families with kids aged 2-7. It was ok and killed a couple of hours but you couldn't spend all day there. We went to the reptile and macaw talk and John was very knowledgeable and passionate about the animals. The animals...More

Thank Christine K
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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Christine, I love the peacocks! They are so clever that they have figured out the automatic doors at reception and often sneak into our office to search for food! Such characters! I'm glad that you had a nice day out at Kirkley Hall. We...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We visited on a cold Saturday in February with children aged 10 and 12 and found plenty to keep them entertained for a few hours. It was a pleasant surprise that there were so many animals to see, particularly unusual species such as the Bush...More

Thank Gillian K
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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

I'm glad that you enjoyed your day with us and I hope you return to us again when the weather improves! Perhaps you might like to try our Activity Centre too on your next visit - climbing, zip wire, archery and a military style assault...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this week and were very disappointed. Such a shame as the place has lots of potential but as it stands I couldn’t recommend it and we wouldn’t come back. The animals were often not in evidence in the enclosures and whilst I understand...More

1  Thank lee w
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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Lee, Thank you for you feedback; I am very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time at Kirkley Hall. You may have noticed that the site was originally designed to be a college and not a visitor attraction hence why some of...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Took an hour and a half to do everything incl watch the meerkat talk and walk through the wallabys. It is more like a cross between a farm and petting zoo. Had insects, wallabys, meerkats and monkeys plus a large aviary. A nice little trip...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My honest review we arrived today to be greeted by chaotic parking and pot holes everywhere outside when we eventually parked we went inside the gardens I found the enclosures for the animals small their were lots of different animals to see and keeper staff...More

1  Thank Hood54321
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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

I'm glad that you enjoyed our little zoo, however, I am very sorry that you were left disappointed with your day out with us on the whole. We were far busier than we expected yesterday and unfortunately, due to the recent weather, we were not...More

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wigglewitch
16 January 2018|
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Response from KirkleyHallZoo | Property representative |
Please call us on 01670 841235 and we'll provide you with travel details and answer any other queries you may have.
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jill s
16 August 2017|
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Response from marybloom08 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed anywhere on site apart from the zoo itself
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Ray K
20 April 2017|
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Response from 1964donna | Reviewed this property |
yes the walk ways around the main areas and picnic area's are wide enough but indoor animals(reptiles, aquatics etc) and tea rooms not suitable.Hope this helps
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