Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks In County Durham

We've rounded up the best zoos and wildlife parks in County Durham in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 10 County Durham zoos and wildlife parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the zoos and wildlife parks we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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WWT Washington Wetland Centre

  • Washington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Treat your family to a day of wildlife encounters, fun play, and beautiful scenery. WWT Washington Wetland Centre is home to rare wildfowl, flamingos...

North East Falconry

  • Ryton Woodside
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Watch demonstrations, take part in courses or simply get to know your new-found feathered friends at North East Falconry Centre. With over 11 years o...

Northumberland College Zoo

  • Ponteland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Northumberland College Zoo was originally set up as an educational training facility for Northumberland College’s animal students and opened as a tou...

Falconry UK5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Thirsk
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Falconry UK is set in a beautiful country garden and gives you a great chance to experience the excitement and thrills of falconry. If you have ever...

Falconry Days

  • Hexham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Falconry Days is a family business with a real passion for birds of prey. If you share fascination of these amazing birds then this is the place for...

Talon Falconry

  • Ripon
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Talon Falconry will give you a truly gripping experience that is fun for all the family. This is a great chance to see how these amazing birds are ha...

Northumberland Country Zoo4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Morpeth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Fluffy friends, adorable animals and farmyard fun await you at Northumberland Country Zoo! Set in 15 acres of countryside in the heart of Northumberl...

York Bird of Prey Centre

  • Easingwold
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

York Bird of Prey Centre is fantastic for nature lovers as you have the chance to get really close to these stunning birds, most of which have been h...

Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre

  • Falstone
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Kielder Centre contains the North of England's largest and most complete collections of Birds Of Prey! At the Centre you will discover a vast var...

Flamingo Land

  • Malton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Flamingo Land was made for flamingo fans - it’s in the name! But there's so much more to enjoy, including over 129  species of animals in the park, i...

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