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Animal Encounters

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. Please see the Upcoming Events.

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