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At Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens there is something for all of the family and we're sure you will enjoy your day out.

But don't just take our word for it! In 2013, 2014 and 2015 we were awarded a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for consistently achieving outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Trip Advisor 2015 Award


I just wanted to let you know that we had a lovely time at Kirkley Hall today! Our families really enjoyed the Zoo and the various walks, trails and parks.

We had a fantastic time learning all about Lemurs and Reptiles with Brogan, who was so professional and knowledgeable. The tea room was lovely, and I had a great fruit scone for breakfast…!

We can’t wait to come back.

Kind regards

Lisa 07.04.16


Donna was an amazing host at my daughter’s birthday party today.

She had lots of time for all of us, a wonderful manner and we wish her all the best for the future.


Vanessa 08.03.16


Just a quick e-mail to say thank you for a great afternoon with the Lemurs on Saturday.

Brogan was a great guide and made the time both fun and informative.

Cannot wait to come back.


Andrew 14.10.15


I just wanted to send an email to say thank you very much for Saturday, I had an absolutely fantastic afternoon and can't wait to come back.

Please can you also thank Tom and especially for the fab photos and videos he took.

Kind regards,
Linda 05.09.15


I just wanted to thank you and give you some feedback from the meerkat experience my husband had today at Kirkley hall.

The keeper who held the experience was very informative, polite and enthusiastic, willing to answer any questions and asking if we had any questions. It was an amazing experience not just for my husband but for my two daughters who watched and were very interested in all the information and facts about meerkats. We all learned something from it and later we watched the same keeper talking about the lemurs and again he was interesting and more than happy to answer questions about the animals.

I just wanted to say a big thankyou and if you could also pass that on to the keeper ( can't remember his name!) but he deserves a pat on the back for doing his job so well. We have been to other bigger zoos and my daughter had a junior keeper experience day but the keepers weren't half as interesting and enthusiastic. There was even another keeper as we were going around the park who took the time to stop and speak to us about one of the birds we were admiring and again he was very friendly.Today was a pleasure and we will definitely be back to visit again very soon, and recommend you to our friends.

Many thanks

Amanda 06.09.15

Morpeth First School

Hi Jenny, 

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and everyone who helped us on Friday for our school trip. This was the third year we have visited Kirkley and it just improves year on year. All the zoo keepers were very knowledgeable and had a lovely manner with all the children. What made the trip was the children getting on the bus and saying it was the best day they had ever had. Today they also surprised me by regurgitating all of the information they had learnt on Friday. I was so impressed with everything and just wanted to say thank you to you all!! 
Frankie Wilson 
Morpeth First School 05.06.15


Hi Jenny

I just wanted to say how much Isabella enjoyed Zoo School at the weekend.  She hasn't stopped talking about it and she enjoyed every aspect of it, especially taking care of the animals.  Please pass on a special thank you to Claire who made a great impression on her! It has fuelled her desire even further to work with animals!

Many thanks


Clare Burns

Dear Zoo!
My daughter Elysia thoroughly enjoyed your weekend course, she has wanted to be a vet since she was very small, but now wants to work as a Zoo keeper when she grows up!

Having picked her up on the Saturday she chatted all the way home saying she absolutely loved it, it was so much fun and she couldn't wait to go back in the morning!

Thank you so much!
Many Thanks,
Clare Burns



My daughter Abbie has just had her 8th Birthday party in Kirkley Hall zoo today. Can i say a special thank you to you and your staff. Special menage to Donna she was excellent with the children.

We all had great time even the adults.



I just wanted to say my grandson absolutely loved Zoo School.  When we asked how much he'd loved it he said he only wished he could go every week! 

Many thanks.  One successful birthday present and one very happy young man.

Best wishes for 2015


Sheryl, Sport @ Gosforth

We just wanted to say a big thank you for our wonderful visit last week. We all had a fab time!

I asked a couple of the children to write some feedback and here's what we got:

Maisie and Harry Stranger - aged 7 & 13yrs

Me and Maisie liked the Lemurs. It was funny when they sunbathed. I liked when we saw the Parrot on the wildlife walk and it talked to us.

Holly - 13yrs

It was ok thank you - I loved the woodland walk! Thanks.

Jacob - 10 yrs.

Very fun I liked the Lemurs. The parrot was funny.


Just to say a big thankyou for Jonathan and Lucy’s birthday party. Jonathan was really excited!  The children all really enjoyed the party.  It was great to have the three different elements of zoo tour, petting the rabbits and guinea pigs and the tea.

So thank you to all the staff who helped to make it such a good occasion.

Sarah, Whickham


I took the little one here for a day out and she loved it. Although she spent most of her time chasing the peacock and chickens around the place. The hardest thing for the day was preventing her trying to get inside.

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