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Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

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Pleasant few hours

This is a lovely place to take the kids for a couple of hours. I don't think I would have made this... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Lovely place to spend a few hours

Myself and my other half visited and had a lovely few hours wandering around, the animals all look... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent45%
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  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 July 2011

I actually have the pleasure of working at Kirkley Hall and have to say the amount of work that has gone in to this place is amazing, the dedicated staff have worked non stop to improve what was once a very behind the times campus...More

9  Thank AlisonGracey
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 July 2011

I wanted to like this place-the idea that there was a 'zoo' on my doorstep was very exciting--we were even more pleased to see a voucher on livingsocial for a family ticket for £10---for that price it had to be good value?? well no..... Basically...More

9  Thank drewedmin999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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.

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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

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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

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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

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

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with my husband and 3 kids oldest bring 11 and he’s at the point of not wanting to do anything but he really enjoyed it, the zip wire and all the different animals was brill.. £21 for five of us was really affordable and...More

1  Thank Lam1005
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Myself, my wife and daughter and her two kids visited today the 24/8/18 and were a bit disappointed truthfully. On paying to go into the zoo area, we wandered around looking at the animals and eventually the kids got a bit hungry,so we headed for...More

1  Thank Colin G
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter (10yo) here not really sure to expect and had a fantastic day. Whilst the zoo is fairly small it has an interesting mix of animals, birds and fish and all the staff we encountered were friendly and informative both at the...More

Thank TigesAd
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

After reading numerous negative reviews I almost didn't take my granddaughter for the day. But spotted an offer on NEoffers at £10 for family ticket. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised. It was actually quite good. There was some areas that were not so...More

1  Thank gill c
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1 October 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.