Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Ponteland

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  • 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 th...  more »
  • 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 an...  more »
  • 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 offe...  more »
  • What an absolutely brilliant little hidden gem this place is. We took out Under 11's & Under 12's rugby teams to do some outward bound and team building activities. The instructors were first class, very patient and knowledgeable. The kids got so much out of the day, we will definitely be going back. Very good value too at around £10 per child for a full day.
  • It's great, it is small, and it isn't really sign posts very well. The site has lots of other things going on, with cadets and police horses so we weren't sure if we were at the correct place. The animals you see are a bit unusual , so it's a decent afternoon for young kids. There is a tiny climbing frame for small kids which was packed , which only took 5 kids . So they should look into creating. Something bigger. All in all we had a nice afternoon .
  • Slightly underwhelmed! However, there was a good variety of animals, well accommodated in what seemed a compact area - so good for little legs/less mobile people. A good space for picnics, however the kiosk was closed so nowhere closeby for a drink; there are two places to eat for drinks and snacks but these are a bit of a walk from the zoo. Not a bad place, but could do better.
  • Had heard it was a bit run down but was pleasantly suprised. Good range of animals with talks and feedings at specific times. Lots of peacocks in the car park so mind your speed.
  • Lots to see and do, kept my 8 year old and 53 year old entertained for the day. Enjoyed the zip wire too.
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