If you’re looking for something to do with the kids now Christmas is over, a trip to the zoo is always an excellent option for a family day out.

Northumberland’s Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens offers you and your family the chance to gaze at clown fish and beautiful corals, watch cute lemurs and monkeys, stroke friendly donkeys and guinea pigs, and see fascinating creepy crawlies like tarantulas and giant centipedes.

The zoo boasts a total of 200 different species of animals, which can be observed in their natural habitats. From colourful macaws and cockatoos to bright blue geckos and bearded dragons, from wallabies to Shetland ponies and pygmy hedgehogs, the zoo’s wide range of creatures are sure to delight you and your family.

As well as its furry and scaly residents, Kirkley Hall Zoo has plenty more to entertain adults and keep kids amused. There’s a petting barn, as well as kids’ play areas, garden trails, picnic areas and a highly rated café.

And, for a limited time only, family tickets are available for just £10.00.

The ticket – valid for up to three months and on almost every day of the year – grants entry to two adults and up to three children, guaranteeing a great day out for just a tenner.

Located in Ponteland, Northumberland, Kirkley Hall Zoo is just a short drive from Consett, Newcastle, Sunderland and many other places in the North East.

To take advantage of this excellent offer, all you need to do is purchase a voucher and bring it with you when you go to the zoo. There is no need to book in advance.

(The featured image shows a ring-tailed lemur, a species you can see at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens. Photo courtesy of Adam Hinett, from Flickr Creative Commons.)

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