Northumberland College Zoo: 


Less than 1 mile

Why we love this attraction

This intimate family day out is wonderful for those with younger children. The zoo is small and personal and the encounters you are able to receive are incredible! From meeting a snake to walking through the Wallaby enclosure this family day out is full of fun and excitement!


There is a free car park directly outside Northumberland College Zoo, nearest postcode: NE20 0AQ.

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Meet the Meerkats

Outdoor park and picnic stop

Wallaby Walkway!

What to expect:

Northumberland College Zoo can be found in Ponteland, Newcastle. The zoo offers an array of experiences for younger children – from meeting the reptiles to being able to walk through the Wallaby enclosure! This zoo is by far the most interactive, and hands on, we have visited.

The site is managed by Northumberland College and there is a huge emphasis on educating little ones as they go through each enclosure. With colourful information boards dotted around the zoo our children were captivated from the very start.

We all had the most fantastic morning here! We saw meerkats, reptiles, hundreds of fish, monkeys, peacocks and much more! The play area was a huge success while we enjoyed our picnic. Toilets and a small snack stop are also available.

Next time we return we hope to book our older children (5+) onto one of their animal encounters. With an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the animals I am sure they will love it!

For all up to date information on Northumberland College Zoo opening times, admission prices and what’s on please head over to their website. You can be redirected here. 

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