Thank you for your continued support over the last few months. We have been very humbled by all your kind emails, offers of donations and offers of support. We really do appreciate it.
We are very pleased to be able to reopen the zoo but with restrictions that need to be in place to keep our visitors safe, in line with government guidance.
Your visit to Northumberland College Zoo may feel a little different to what you have experienced in the past. Parking for the zoo is in the bottom car park only. This year, the woodland areas, garden areas and main campus grounds are no longer part of the offer. The tickets you purchase will give you access to the zoo grounds only.
Packaged snack, crisps, hot drinks, canned and bottled cold drinks, ice cream and gifts will be available from the kiosk in the picnic area within the zoo grounds.
Due to current government restrictions keeper talks and encounters cannot go ahead so instead we have a series of videos to engage and connect to some of our species that you can watch on your smart phone or tablet. Watch out for QR codes around the centre. The zoo also now has some one way paths to ensure social distancing is maintained.
As per the published government guidelines indoor areas are now open but face covering still must be worn by those eligible to wear them. These areas include the rabbit barn, aquatics centre and the walk of life area.
You must have a pre-booked ticket – please click here to book your tickets. We are selling tickets in blocks of 20 minutes from 10am and from 1pm. Ticket numbers are restricted to ensure we can comfortably comply safely with social distancing around the zoo.
If you are an annual pass holder or have a Metro Radio family voucher, please select this option at checkout.
Please do not come to the zoo if you are suffering from any symptoms of COVID-19.