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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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Ok but a little disappointing visit

I have been several times to the zoo and have always found it good. However, on Sunday 24th May it... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2015
Peter W
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Good day...plenty to occupy the kids

Had great weather today so decided to visit Kirkley Hall. These was some lovely gardens to walk... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2015
Lsn99
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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%
Travellers talk about
“zip wire” (45 reviews)
“play area” (38 reviews)
“climbing wall” (21 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 25 May 2015 via mobile

I have been several times to the zoo and have always found it good. However, on Sunday 24th May it was a most disappointing visit. I took my 2yr old son and we arrived just after 10am when the zoo opened. The back of the...More

Thank Peter W
KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, although I am obviously disappointed to hear that you did not feel your visit lived up to previous visits. With regards to the handling I am a little confused by this as our petting barn...More

Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Had great weather today so decided to visit Kirkley Hall. These was some lovely gardens to walk through, plenty to keep the kids (4 yrs old) happy with outdoor play areas and animals which were quite tame. Would recommend..only if the weather is good as...More

Thank Lsn99
KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. I'm sorry to hear you didn't feel we had much to do indoors, we are primarily an outdoor attraction however, we do have our walk of life,...More

Reviewed 19 May 2015

we came here for the 'countryside fair' and it was good. the gardens are nice to walk in. I would recommend here

Thank Sophie K
KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review we really do appreciate it and we hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards Jenny Ramsey Visitor Attraction & Events Enterprise Manager

Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

A great day out, especially with children and the entry prices are very agreeable. However, some animals looked distressed as they had missing fur which seemed odd! There way also a dead bird stuck in the future lemur play pen, and this distressed some of...More

Thank Aaron L
KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2015

Thank you for your review, we hope you enjoyed your visit despite the couple of negative experiences you had. I have spoken to the zoo manager and they are just waiting for the arborists to arrange for the bird to be removed however, I am...More

Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Thankfully the rain doesn't put the staff or animals off!! We went today for our son's 3rd birthday along with both lots of grandparents and our (almost) 2 year old. There were more animals than anticipated, regular feed and handling demonstrations, and superb staff. The...More

Thank rachelEnolan
KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2015

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review it really does make all the hard work worthwhile. It really sounds like you had a fantastic day and I am delighted that your son had a good 3rd birthday! We will certainly pass on...More

Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Went as a family with two kids under 4 and had a nice day out. The zoo section was good but a but small, there is plenty for the kids to see and do and the aquarium is good. The gardens are the best part...More

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2015

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, it sounds like like you had a lovely day out and we are so pleased you managed to explore the beautiful gardens as well as the zoo. We hope you will come back and visit us...More

Reviewed 5 May 2015

We had a nice visit to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens over the May bank holiday weekend. As others have said, there is actually quite a lot to see and our young son very much enjoyed himself throughout the day peering at the various creatures. The...More

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and were pleasantly surprised by how much we have to offer. We agree that there are always improvements that can be made and we have ongoing...More

Reviewed 5 May 2015

our kids loved their day out, seeing the animals and sitting on the tractor. We spent most of the day walking around and having our picnic in the sunshine. I would always take a picnic, as the food is expensive if you have a few...More

Thank Carole C
KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Sorry to hear that you feel the food is expensive, we aim to base our prices on similar attractions however, I will certainly pass your...More

Reviewed 2 May 2015

We have a 2 year old daughter and this was perfect for her. There was so much more to do and see than we initially thought. Plenty of animals, a nice café, zip wire and lovely woodland walk. Well worth it and even if you...More

Thank Alharrison
KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2015

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that it surpassed your expectations, we sincerely hope you come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards Jenny Ramsey Visitor Attraction & Events Enterprise Manager

Reviewed 19 April 2015

We visited Kirkley Hall zoological gardens on Sat18th April to celebrate my sons 7th birthday party. The booking was all completed online and this was very clear and simple to do. I was then emailed back the same day with conformation. Very smooth process. I...More

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KirkleyHallZoo, Manager at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2015

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am delighted James enjoyed his birthday so much and I will pass your lovely comments on to Jason. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Jenny Ramsey Visitor Attraction & Events Enterprise Manager

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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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SuperSonic1979
16 April 2017|
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Response from diane c | Reviewed this property |
sorry, if it rains, suggest all you could do is go back to your car, and picnic in there
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