Zoo's wildlife etc in Northumberland
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Zoos & Wildlife Centres in Northumberland

Including Zoos, Wildlife Parks, Birdwatching & Rescue Centres

Northumberland Zoos and Wildlife Parks, Birdwatching, Rescue Centres

Crowden Hill Farm, Ulgham, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3NH

This unique attraction was short-listed for the North East of England 2005 Tourism Awards and will appeal to children (and grown-ups) of all ages. Meet over 150 animals including foxes, badgers, snakes and lots more rescued animals. Feed goats, donkeys and chickens, then try the bird’s nest swing in the outdoor play area or enjoy a pony ride (weekends only). Whiz around on a toy tractor and run off steam in the adventure play area. Why not celebrate with a ‘wild’ children’s party? Children’s craft activities and gift shop also available. See website for admission charges and opening times.
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blank tabBEDE'S WORLD MUSEUM AND FARMMuseum & Farm Attraction
Church Bank, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3DY
Establishment Photo
Venerable Bede's extraordinary life, early Europe's greatest scholar, is celebrated at Bede's World - where he lived and worked at the monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow 1300 years ago. Bede's life is brought to life - listen to his thoughts in our sound pods and watch how manuscripts were made in our interactive gallery - kids can even dress up in monk's habits too! Make friends with rare breed animals on the farm - including curly coated pigs - and explore reconstructed Anglo-Saxon timber buildings before visiting St. Paul's Church and monastic ruins. Finish your visit with a visit to the gift shop and enjoy a cream tea in our café! On-site disabled parking and accessible toilets. Check our website for opening times and admission prices.
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Farne Islands

2-5M off North Northumberland Coast, Farne Islands, Northumberland
Tel: 01665 720651

Puffins Farne Islands Photo © Hugh Venables
Puffins Farne Islands -
Photo: Hugh Venables CCL


Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird.

One of Europe’s most important seabird sanctuaries, the islands are home to more than 20 different species, including puffins, eider ducks and four species of tern; there is also a large colony of seals.

Many of the birds are extremely confiding and visitors can enjoy close views.

St Cuthbert died on Inner Farne in 687 and the chapel built in his memory can be visited.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre

Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1AX
Tel:01434 250400     Email: lowdenray@aol.com      Web: www.kwbopc.com

The Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre offers our visitors an opportunity to share in a direct 'hands on' experience during which they will meet all northern region's indigenous owls as well as birds of prey and other owls from around the world - all within a professionally supervised environment. We have one of the largest and most fascinating collections of Birds of Prey in the North of England - over 70 birds and 35 species. The Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre is located within the magnificent forest and lakeside surroundings of Kielder Water at Leaplish Waterside Park. For fun day out for all of the family, try its host of leisure facilities - Leaplish Lodge Restaurant, Ferry Cruises, Picnic Areas, Bike Hire, Sculpture Trail, Forest Playground, Water Sports, Guided Walks and Fishing.

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Blue Reef Aquarium

Grand Parade, Tynemouth, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE30 4JF
Tel: 0191 258 1031    Fax: 0191 257 2116
Email: tynemouth@bluereefaquarium.co.uk    Web: www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk

Blue Reef Aquarium is part of a new generation of wildlife attractions which aim to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. The sights, sounds and smells of the sea are vividly recreated by more than 30 living displays.

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Cresswell Pond Nature Reserve

Blakemorr Farm, Cresswell, Morpeth, NE61 5EH
Tel: 0191 284 6884     E-mail: mail@northwt.org.uk

This pond is an excellent site for bird watching, as there are a number of roosting waders and wildfowl all year round. The pond itself is a lagoon with with several reed beds and a bird watching hide.

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Scotch Gill Wood Local Nature Reserve

Mitford Road, Morpeth, NE61 1RG
Tel: +44 01670 500789    

Scotch Gill Woods is a 20 acre ancient area of woodland on the north bank of the River Wansbeck. Visitors can walk around the river banks and woods, glimpsing the local wildlife, such as Red Squirrels, Otters, Kingfishers and Crayfish.

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