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There's always lots going on at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. Here are some of our latest good news stories.

Student Newsletter - Tuesday 25 April, 2017


Please see all of the below links for our student newsletters! Summer 2012 Winter 2012 Early Spring 2013 Spring 2013 Summer 2013 Autumn 2013 Winter 2013 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Autumn 2014 Winter 2...Read More

Animal Management Centre Newsletter Summer 2016 - Friday 12 August, 2016


Please click here to read the Summer 2016 Animal Management Centre newsletter.Read More

We’ve been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge!

We’ve been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge! - Tuesday 28 July, 2015


As North-East schools begin their well-earned summer break, we reflect on a fantastic year so far for school visits to the Zoological Gardens. Over 100 school trips have taken place so far this yea...Read More

Noah’s Ark Play Area now in Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Noah’s Ark Play Area now in Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens - Monday 8 June, 2015


It’s not only our marmosets, tamarins and lemurs that get the chance to climb here in Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. Children can do their own climbing too in our new Noah’s Ark Play Area. Design...Read More

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens win prestigious award

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens win prestigious award - Monday 8 June, 2015


We are delighted to announce that Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens have won a TripAdvisor® 2015 Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality...Read More

Kirkley Hall Zoo picks up What’s on Where award

Kirkley Hall Zoo picks up What’s on Where award - Wednesday 6 May, 2015


Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens has won Recreation/Children’s Facility of the year at this year’s What’s on Where awards. Jenny Cairns, Enterprise and Events Manager at Kir...Read More

Keeper Roll Call

Keeper Roll Call - Monday 23 February, 2015


Keepers at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens have embarked on their annual count of every animal at the zoo, which houses more than 200 different species. The compulsory count is required as part of ...Read More

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens to house rare monkeys

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens to house rare monkeys - Thursday 19 February, 2015


Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens has been given permission to house a pair of rare Emperor Tamarins. The two males arrived in early February from Paignton Zoo and they have settled in well. The proc...Read More

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens overwhelmed with Christmas tree donations

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens overwhelmed with Christmas tree donations - Thursday 19 February, 2015


Animals at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens have been enjoying sniffing, scratching and scrambling on pine trees thanks to an overwhelming number of Christmas tree donations from the general public ...Read More

Award Winning College Zoo Hand Rears its First Rescued Red Squirrel

Award Winning College Zoo Hand Rears its First Rescued Red Squirrel - Wednesday 2 July, 2014


Staff and students from Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens are proud recipients of two Blue Cross Animals in Education Awards and have just taken in a six week old endangered ...Read More

College zoo gains full BIAZA membership

College zoo gains full BIAZA membership - Wednesday 23 April, 2014


The zoo achieved the membership by completing a mentoring scheme with members of two BIAZA associated zoo collections. All areas of the zoological gardens were assessed during a series of mentor vi...Read More

New Aquatics Centre Now Open

New Aquatics Centre Now Open - Tuesday 1 April, 2014


Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus, Ponteland has opened a brand-new aquatics centre with fish from the vast coral reefs of Indonesia to brackish estuar...Read More

Kirkley Hall students save the Rhinos

Kirkley Hall students save the Rhinos - Wednesday 30 October, 2013


Two of our Kirkley Hall campus Animal Management students have just returned from an exciting trip to South Africa where they went to help save rhinos in their natural habitat.   Lucinda Green and ...Read More

Zoo links up with Newcastle University

Zoo links up with Newcastle University - Tuesday 1 October, 2013


We have linked up with Newcastle University’s Centre for Behaviour and Evolution to help carry out research into bird welfare.   A special aviary has been built at the zoo to house European starlin...Read More

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens win prestigious award

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens win prestigious award - Tuesday 13 August, 2013


Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens are proud to announce we have a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.   The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments t...Read More

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