Newcastle upon Tyne - Spring Outing

Newcastle upon Tyne - Spring Outing

This event has been cancelled.

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Hosted by the Northumbrian Cambridge Association
Saturday, 18 April 2020 - 10.00am BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Alumni and guests are invited to join the Northumbrian Cambridge Association for their spring outing to the Kirkley Hall zoological gardens.

Kirkley Hall has long been known as an agricultural college that has trained thousands of young guardians of the British countryside. In recent years it has expanded its Animal Management programme to encompass more exotic species in its zoological garden. It now has a range of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and aquatics, and runs events designed to introduce the public at close quarters to a variety of species.

  • 10 am - Meet in in the Orangery Tearoom, within the Kirkley Hall quadrangle, morning coffee will be available
  • 10:30 am -  A talk on the zoo’s conservation policy in Kirkley Hall’s elegant conference room. In the discovery room, and with the expertise of a Kirkley guide, we will be introduced to some of the zoo’s reptiles and will have a chance to see them at close quarters
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Explore the Zoo yourself
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch
  • 1:30 pm -2:30 pm - An optional woodland walk (of approximately 1 hour), led by the President and Secretary, after which you can visit the walled garden, and/or return, if you wish, to the Orangery Tea Room for afternoon tea.

Booking information

If you would like to attend the spring outing please, complete the booking form by Wednesday 8th April.

Your ticket price includes morning coffee, the conservation talk and reptile session, admission to the zoo, and lunch of soup, sandwich, and drink.

£20 per person


Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens
Kirkley Hall
NE20 0AQ
United Kingdom