Come Face To Face With Exotic Creatures During Africa Weekend

If you are planning on taking your children to a Bed and Breakfast in Northumberland this summer, make sure you make a trip to Kirkley Hall Zoo.

That’s because it will be hosting its Africa Weekend on Saturday July 2nd and Sunday July 3rd, where children come take a look at its African creatures.

There will be tours around the zoo to see snakes, lizards and lemurs, among many other African animals, as well as a chance to make traditional African crafts.

You will have an opportunity to get a real taste of African wildlife by taking a look at its insects, from the Madagascar hissing cockroach to the Giant African millipede, as well as its larger creatures.

Of course, visitors will also be able to marvel at the zoo’s other animals from around the world, including horses, coatis, reindeers, agoutis and capybara, the world’s largest rodent.

Families can soak up some of the beautiful Northumberland countryside by going on a woodland walk around the grounds of Kirkley Hall as part of its river and forest trail. This will give you a chance to spot some of the rare red squirrels that live in the woods here, as well as kingfishers and wild flowers and trees.

If walking is something you enjoy doing as a family, you should also head to Kielder Castle to take part in the Stick Man Trail at Kielder Water and Forest Park.

Based on the hugely popular children’s book Stick Man, kids can follow the character around the trail and take part in fun activities as they explore the beautiful woodland area.