Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Kirkley Hall
Ponteland
Northumberland
NE20 0AQ

+44 01670 841235

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Visit Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, we have over one hundred species of animals including ring tailed and ruff lemurs, meerkats, coatis, marmosets, capybara, kookaburra, wallaby and a wide range of domestic, exotic and avian species including our petting barn. 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 tea room and gift shop which are open all year round, there really is something for all of the family.

Ticketing and entry prices for Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£6.95
per ticket
Child
(Child (age 3-17))
1
£4.95
per ticket
Family
(Family (2 adults & 3 children))
1
£21.95
per ticket
Free
(Children (2 or under))
1
£0.00
per ticket
Concession
(Concession (disabled or senior citizen))
1
£5.95
per ticket
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tripadvisor
15/02/2018

Nice day out but beware of mis-information


cheryl t, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Visited kirkley hall during half term and upon arrival we were given a map of the zoo which had times of talks/encounters on. One of the animal encounters was stated to be at 2pm so we headed there and along with around 15-20 other people queued for this only to be told at 2pm that there was a change in schedule for half term and the encounter was now at 3.15!!! Apparently we should have been told that when we arrived! Other than that a nice little zoo for a walk see around for an hour but look out for it on Groupon etc as it's not worth the full price costs.
tripadvisor
15/02/2018

Not brilliant


Worldwidetraveller89, Birmingham, United Kingdom
We travelled over from Cumbria to check this zoo out with three children 6 and under. It was not worth the drive. We left feeling rather disappointed. If you live local keep an eye out online for offers (about half price.) The staff was great but that was about it. I won’t be returning and wouldn’t recommend definitely not if your paying full price!
tripadvisor
13/02/2018

great day out


patriciapaterson1, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Perfect Lovely staff Coffee shop too small but in summer there will be lots of outdoor areas Very good value
tripadvisor
12/02/2018

Disappointed to miss Wallaby and Lorikeet walks


l0uisephillips0n, Newcastle, United Kingdom
We visited today with our three small children (under 6). We had bought a family pass via Wowcher for £10 and were pleasantly surprised with the amount of animals to see considering its not too big. We arrived at 11:30 and were disappointed to see that the Wallaby walk was locked with no signs that we could see indicating why. We walked down to the play area which was okay but not ideal for small children and it was also very muddy but that can't be helped. The lorikeet enclosure was also locked. We walked around and as we were heading to the cafe, we noticed the wallaby walk was back open, so decided to return to it after lunch. We had lunch in the Orangery cafe. The staff were pleasant but service took ages due to only two staff behind the counter and I couldn't see a food menu either. Prices were a little high but not excessive. We headed back to the zoo to see that the wallaby walk was closed again. We had another walk around and saw a group of people waiting by the lorikeet entrance door, so we waited with them, assuming it was about to open. A staff member opened the gate and shouted to everyone to have their tickets ready... Turns out it is a ticketed bird feeding session. My eldest was very disappointed and we only noticed a small sign by the emclosure once everyone had gone in. On the way out, i saw a small sign on the ticket booth with the wallaby walk times on, which apparently had a break between 1 & 2:30. It was 1:30 by this time so we didn't want to wait an hour and left. We enjoyed the day but I don't understand why the wallaby walk times aren't displayed on the wallaby enclosure and why we weren't asked if we wanted to purchase tickets for the lorikeets when we first arrived at the ticket booth. Next time i would avoid the Orangery cafe and try the other cafe instead or take a picnic. Also worth noting that the climbing playground is definitely one for bigger kids, it did look good though.
tripadvisor
04/02/2018

Great little day out.


Kelly H,
Visited this place with my family when they had an offer on, it was great value for what we paid. Kids had a great time seeing all the different animals, things we hadn’t even heard off. Nice little play area too and they got to pet a lizard and a snake, the pet handling guy gave some very interesting talks about each of the pets. Staff were nice and helpful. For some ice cream on The way out from a little shop and it was lovely. Would visit again but probably only once a year.

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