Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens we are not just a zoo, we believe in educating our visitors about animals and their behaviours.
Therefore, on all zoo opening days we have a range of animal encounters throughout the day so that our visitors can experience first-hand feeding times, handling and talks from our experienced and dedicated zoo team.
See a list of times below.
10:00am - until 1 hour before closing
Animal handling with rabbits and guinea pigs at PETALZ Barn
11.00am – Lemur Feeding and Talk
11.15-11.45am – Wallaby Walk through
12.30pm – Meerkat Feeding and Talk
12.45 – 1.15pm - Lorikeet Lookout
1.25 – 1.55pm – Wallaby Walk through
2pm - Reptiles in the Encounters Room
2.30 – 3.00pm - Lorikeet Lookout
Our Lorikeet Lookout is BRAND NEW!
For just £1, you can hand feed these beautiful birds inside their enclosure.
PLEASE NOTE: on special days, there may be slightly different or themed encounters.