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Kirkley Hall Events

Kirkley Hall Events

Date:  Sunday 1 - Sunday 31 December, 2017
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To see more events please visit www.kirkleyhall.co.uk

South America Weekend

South America Weekend

Date:  Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 April, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Come and celebrate Latin America culture all weekend! Visit our Latin American animals; from alpacas and maras, to bush dogs and capybaras, you’re bound to be amazed by our fascinating creatures. South American crafts and games will also be taking...

Red Squirrel Conservation Weekend

Red Squirrel Conservation Weekend

Date:  Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 May, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

We are actively helping conserve the Red Squirrels we have here at Kirkley Hall. Working with Ponteland Red Squirrels and the Red Squirrel Northern England. Come and join us to make squirrel feeding boxes and join one of our keepers on a woodland ...

Kirkley Hall Countryside Festival

Kirkley Hall Countryside Festival Weekend

Date:  Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 May, 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm

Kirkley Hall is proud to host their Annual Countryside Festival which is now on for the whole weekend!  Visitors can look forward to a fun day out for all the family including entry into the Zoological Gardens, a fun dog show, a variety of stalls ...

National Pet Weekend

National Pet Weekend

Date:  Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 May, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

This weekend we are supporting National Pet Month! Our weekend event is designed to help promote responsible pet ownership, make people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets and increase pet owners' knowledge.    No need to ...

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens Sixth Birthday

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens Sixth Birthday

Date:  Saturday 27 - Saturday 27 May, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Come along and help us celebrate Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens sixth birthday, you can look forward to face painters, games and treasure hunts.   No need to book, and normal admission applies. Click here for more information on our admission pri...

Love Your Zoo Week!

Love Your Zoo Week

Date:  Saturday 27 - Sunday 4 June, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

The Love Your Zoo campaign was launched by BIAZA, the aim is to encourage people to visit their local BIAZA zoos and aquariums and to not only have a great day out, but also learn just how much they do for conservation, education and research. As ...

May Half Term Zoo Club

May Half Term Zoo Club

Date:  Monday 29 - Friday 2 June, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

A whole week of events to bring out your inner zoo keeper! Every day there will bedifferent activities for you to join in with including helping the keepers with their daily checks, feeding the lemurs, training the cockatoos and walking the Shetla...

Madagascar Madness

Madagascar Madness

Date:  Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 June, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Come along and learn about all the Madagascan species we have here at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. Find out about our lemurs and help us conserve the native flora and fauna of Madagascar through activities, trails and quizzes.   No need to boo...

Fabulous Fathers Day

Fabulous Fathers Day

Date:  Sunday 18 - Sunday 18 June, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Free entry for dads to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens on Fathers Day.   No need to book, and normal admission applies (except for Dad's!). Click here for more information on our admission prices. For any enquiries please email zoo@kirkleyhall.co.uk

Insect Weekend

Insect Weekend

Date:  Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 June, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Come along and learn what makes an insect an insect and how important they are. We will teach you how you can spot them at home and in your neighbourhood, see how the diversity of insects affects the rest of the world while carrying out mini beast...

Africa Weekend

Africa Weekend

Date:  Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 July, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Come and explore the animals of Africa that live within our zoo, snakes, lizards, lemurs, and lots more animals can’t wait to meet you! With African tours and traditional African crafts come and discover a real taste of Africa!   No need to book, ...

Primate Weekend

Primate Weekend

Date:  Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 July, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Here at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens we have a growing collection of primates including lemurs, marmosets and tamarins. Come and learn about this diverse range of primates including how to care for them correctly in captivity. You can also look...

Kirkley Hall Summer Fair

Kirkley Hall Summer Fair

Date:  Sunday 23 - Sunday 23 July, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Come along and enjoy entry to the Zoo along with other activities including, agician, punch and judy shows, helicopter rides, family games, fun fair, dog show and much more. Entrance £5pp   Pay on entry. For any enquiries please email zoo@kirkleyh...

Summer Zoo Club (1)

Summer Zoo Club

Date:  Monday 24 - Friday 28 July, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

A whole week of events to bring out your inner zoo keeper! Every day there will bedifferent activities for you to join in with including helping the keepers with their daily checks, feeding the lemurs, training the cockatoos and walking the Shetla...

Pirates & Princesses Day (1)

Pirates & Princesses

Date:  Saturday 29 - Saturday 29 July, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Come along and join our resident pirate Captain Raggy Beard for our Pirates and Princesses day here at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. The day will be packed with fun and adventure including games, treasure hunts and story telling. Remember to co...

Summer Zoo Club (2)

Summer Zoo Club

Date:  Monday 31 - Friday 4 August, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

A whole week of events to bring out your inner zoo keeper! Every day there will bedifferent activities for you to join in with including helping the keepers with their daily checks, feeding the lemurs, training the cockatoos and walking the Shetla...

Animal Enrichment Day

Animal Enrichment Day

Date:  Friday 4 - Friday 4 August, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Enrichment is essential for the happiness and development of the animals here at Kirkley Hall Zoo so we are dedicating a full day to it. Bring along some of your everyday household rubbish such as plastic bottles and toilet roll holders and watch ...

Summer Zoo Club (3)

Summer Zoo Club

Date:  Monday 7 - Friday 11 August, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

A whole week of events to bring out your inner zoo keeper! Every day there will bedifferent activities for you to join in with including helping the keepers with their daily checks, feeding the lemurs, training the cockatoos and walking the Shetla...

Princess and Knights Weekend

Princess and Knights Weekend

Date:  Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 August, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Come along and prepare some crafts to help you hunt down our hidden trolls and dragon eggs. Why not have a handling experience with our own Lizards too. 

Summer Zoo Club (4)

Summer Zoo Club

Date:  Monday 14 - Friday 18 August, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

A whole week of events to bring out your inner zoo keeper! Every day there will bedifferent activities for you to join in with including helping the keepers with their daily checks, feeding the lemurs, training the cockatoos and walking the Shetla...

Arachnophobia Workshop

Arachnophobia Workshop

Date:  Tuesday 15 - Tuesday 15 August, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Guy Tansley brings over twenty five years of personal experience with spiders to this event and aims to dispel the many myths surrounding these misunderstood creatures. See tarantulas and other arachnids from around the world and learn about all a...

Kirkley Kritters (1)

Kirkley Kritters

Date:  Saturday 19 - Saturday 19 August, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Get up-close and personal with amazing megabugs that creep and crawl. See giant tarantulas, frogs, geckos, spiders and beetles; try and spot stick insects camouflaged amongst the leaves or a praying mantis on the twigs. Count the rings on the tree...

Summer Zoo Club (5)

Summer Zoo Club

Date:  Monday 21 - Friday 25 August, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

A whole week of events to bring out your inner zoo keeper! Every day there will bedifferent activities for you to join in with including helping the keepers with their daily checks, feeding the lemurs, training the cockatoos and walking the Shetla...

Animal Training Weekend

Animal Training Weekend

Date:  Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 September, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Come and see how we train our animals here at Kirkley Hall Zoo, you can look forward to seeing a range of our animals undergoing target training.   No need to book, normal admission applies. Click here for more information on our admission prices....

Aquatics Weekend

Aquatics Weekend

Date:  Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 September, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

Come and see a range of fish, turtles and amphibians and learn about how to care for and look after ornamental fish. For more information on caring for fish see www.bigfishcampaign.org   No need to book, just buy your tickets on the door! For any ...

October Half Term Zoo Club

October Half Term Zoo Club

Date:  Monday 23 - Friday 27 October, 2017
Time: 10am-4pm

A whole week of events to bring out your inner zoo keeper! Every day there will bedifferent activities for you to join in with including helping the keepers with their daily checks, feeding the lemurs, training the cockatoos and walking the Shetla...

Princess Day

Fairy Tale Princess Day

Date:  Monday 23 - Monday 23 October, 2017
Time: 11am-3pm

Come and join in all the fun as we welcome four Fairytale Princesses to Kirkley Hall Zoo. You can meet and greet with these real life princesses with lots of time for photographs, a truly magical day filled with princess fun.   No need to book, an...

Superhero Day

Superhero Day

Date:  Thursday 26 - Thursday 26 October, 2017
Time: 11am-3pm

Come and join all the fun as we welcome four super heroes to Kirkley Hall Zoo. You can meet and greet with these real life superheroes, as well as learning about our superhero animals, with lots of time for photographs this is sure to be a truly h...

Pumpkintastic Weekend

Pumpkintastic Weekend

Date:  Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 October, 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm

Bring along your own pumpkin and enter our carving competition and why not leave behind your pumpkin as a gift for one of our animals.    No need to book, just buy your tickets on the door! For any enquiries please email zoo@kirkleyhall.co.uk

Santa Visits the Zoo (1)

Santa Visits the Zoo

Date:  Friday 1 - Saturday 2 December, 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm

Why not come along and help Santa around the Zoo making lots of gifts for our Zoo residents.    Additonal charges apply.   For more information please email zoo@kirkleyhall.co.uk  

Santa Visits the Zoo (2)

Santa Visits the Zoo

Date:  Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 December, 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm

Why not come along and help Santa around the Zoo making lots of gifts for our Zoo residents.    Additonal charges apply.   For more information please email zoo@kirkleyhall.co.uk  

Santa Visits the Zoo (3)

Santa Visits the Zoo

Date:  Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 December, 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm

Why not come along and help Santa around the Zoo making lots of gifts for our Zoo residents.    Additonal charges apply.   For more information please email zoo@kirkleyhall.co.uk  

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