Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens | Day Out With The Kids

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Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

  • Ponteland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction Information

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens was originally set up as an educational training facility for Northumberland College’s animal students and opened as a tourist attraction on the weekends.

The zoo now has over 130 species of animal, including reptiles, ring tailed lemurs, wallabies and alpacas to name a few and smaller domestic animals in the petting barn where feeding and handling sessions are run throughout the day.

There are river and forest trails around the grounds as well as an activity centre for children and adults with treetop ropes, rickety bride crossings, a leap of faith and a zip wire that cuts through the air at over 20 miles per hour!

An educational and fun day out!

  • Birthday parties available
  • Animal experiences
  • Seasonal events

Opening hours

Term Time
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

School Holidays
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Winter Term Time
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults from £6.95
Kids (3-17) from £4.95
Under 3's: Free
Concessions from £5.95
Family from £21.95

Travel & Contact Information


Kirkley Hall, Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20 0AQ, England

Phone number

01670 841235



Click here to visit Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Due to the terrain of the river and forest trail it is not advised that wheelchair users access this area. 

Yes, Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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