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Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

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Despite living less than an hour away, we didn’t even know this place existed until we noticed it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Nice animals

This place is good you get to go to shops. You also can go to the fair to and it also has a nice... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Kirkley Hall | Morpeth, Ponteland NE20 0AQ, England
+44 1670 841235
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Kirky Hall zoological gardens during February half term. We got a voucher for £10 for family so it was a bargain day out! The zoological gardens were much smaller than I was expecting but they do have a good range of animals. As...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite living less than an hour away, we didn’t even know this place existed until we noticed it in a Wowcher email! The offer from Wowcher made it so cheap we thought it might not be all that good but thought it’d be worth a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not the biggest place but it doesn't need to be, it has loads of animals to see and the lorikeet lookout was amazing, although my son was covered in nectar after throwing two pots of the stuff over himself.... Don't ask! We got a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neil F
KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This really made me laugh - I bet the birds loved him! I'm really glad that you enjoyed the day and we look forward to seeing you back soon.

Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This place is good you get to go to shops. You also can go to the fair to and it also has a nice little zoo.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

The positives: The fireworks display, really enjoyed it, good selection and the kids loved it, Now the negatives: The fireworks display was over super quick, the charva dance music blasting continuously throughout the display giving not just me a headache, many people around me saying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is a lovely place to take the kids for a couple of hours. I don't think I would have made this a whole day trip. We took a picnic although there are food facilities available. There are plenty of animals to see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Exploration486558
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Myself and my other half visited and had a lovely few hours wandering around, the animals all look very happy and well kept...there are good information boards around telling you about the animals. I would recommend feeding the parakeets which only cost an additional £1...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

My grandchildren came on holiday from Oz, so we decided Kirkley Hall word be a fab venue to visit. We saw many animals but alas the children we so disappointed that they could have no interaction with any animal ever down to rabbits. The kids...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alyson M
KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your day at Kirkley Hall. We have a full schedule of daily talks and encounters throughout the day including Meerkat and Lemur feeding talks and our Wallaby Walkthrough where you can feed the wallabies inside their enclosure for free....More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

A few years since we last visited Kirkley zoo, but paid a visit today and we really enjoyed our walk around the zoo Had lunch at the orangery tea rooms as the cedar café was closed - staff were very friendly but obviously kept very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lesley A
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t expecting much when I booked tickets for the zoo however what a pleasant surprise we got when we arrived. Well cared for animals, informative staff and clean well maintained animal areas. My young child was over joyed to see meerkats, monkeys, birds and fish...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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30 September 2018|
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Response from Lesley A | Reviewed this property |
they do offer certain 'hands on' experience's but not as a regular thing from what I could see so I would contact them direct t save being disappointed
10 July 2018|
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Response from Trueandfair | Reviewed this property |
My son has low immunity so we didn’t handle the animals or take part in any experiences. Having said that there was a list. If you call them I’m sure they would let you know
16 January 2018|
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.