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Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks In Durham

We've rounded up the best zoos and wildlife parks in Durham in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 8 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.

Find your perfect day out

Man feeding otter at WWT Washington Wetland Centre

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...

Falcon close up at North East Falconry in Ryton Woodside

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...

Armadillos at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens in Ponteland

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

  • Ponteland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens was originally set up as an educational training facility for Northumberland College’s animal students and opened as...

Deer at Northumberland Country Zoo in Morpeth

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...

Boy holding owl at Falconry Days in Hexham

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...

Owl flying at Falconry UK in Thirsk

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...

Owl flying at Talon Falconry in Ripon

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...

Kestral at Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre in Falstone

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...

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