Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens | Day Out With The Kids

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Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Ponteland, Northumberland, England

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens's website
01670 841235

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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


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

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Guest suitability

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