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  • nmaidwell123
    Middlesbrough, UK386 contributions
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    A beautiful hall with stunning surroundings, The staff and volunteers are so welcoming and very knowledgeable. So many lovely artefacts to see. Well worth a look
    Written May 16, 2024
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  • Paul D
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK550 contributions
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    We came here for a few hours as we had our granddaughter , she's 2 and loves animals , the farm has an assortment of animals and you can pet them and feed them at different times throughout the day , there's also activities to do inc trampolining and a tube slide , there is a nice cafe that serves paninis and sandwiches , we had a great time and will deffo be back , the lady who done the meerkat talk was especially good and all the other staff were friendly and knowledgeable
    Written May 21, 2024
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  • Excursion30054841109
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    Yesterday I visited Northumberland Zoo as I had been gifted a keeper experience as a birthday gift and it was fantastic. The keepers were fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable and taught me more about the animals and their needs. A special thanks to Nick, Calum, Ben, Caz and Hannah for making the day so memorable and enjoyable (sorry if I missed anyone out.)

    At the beginning of the experience I met Nick who took me to the farm animal section where we cleaned and tidied the living area for the cows. After cleaning and refreshing the bedding we next went to bring in two of the Shetland ponies from the field into the barns (Crumbs and Toffee). They were such little sweeties and Crumb especially enjoyed being groomed to remove the loose hairs due to shedding - we finished up giving them some treats 'Linseed Lozenges'. Even Izzie the goat enjoyed a couple of these as well. In the farm section I also met Cilla the Alpaca and some of the sweetest donkeys ever.

    After the farm animals I met Calum who took me in the feed the two species of Wallabies - They were very chilled out and most of them were lounging about watching to see where we put the food. We also went to feed Tobias the Tapir - He loves his favourite sweet potatoes which I fed him through the bars of his enclose. Calum and I then went into Tobias living quarters and cleaned out his bed - was really impressed with his personal swimming pool.

    I then met keeper Ben, whom I helped prepare some food for some of the omnivore animals I was going to meet next. We hid mealworms and bigger worms inside egg boxes as these would be used for enrichment for the animals to work out how to get the tasty treats.

    First up was Rosie an armadillo she was super sweet and made short work of finding the treats which I hid around the enclosure before she came out and joined us. Other egg boxes were hidden in Effie's house (A Votsotsa - Madagasca jumping rat). Effie was a really friendly and inquisitive little soul who came right up to us and was eyeing up the keepers shorts as a chew toy before we left her to enjoy her food.

    Next to Effie were Harry and Niffler - Two Poteroos, they also had meal worms hidden throughout their enclosure - however the sugar gliders voiced that live with them voiced an alarm at people being there. Behind the scenes I also got to hold some beautiful stick insects. One of the species looked like dried leaves of its body and back, they are truly fascinating how they blend into their environment so well.

    The final visit with keeper Ben were the Fruit bats - they're enormous close up and it was an absolutely amazing experience to be in with them and the new baby bats too - They are fantastic animals and very cute and fluffier than I thought they would be. After helping collected to old fruit it was time for a break. Included with the keeper experience is a free drink at the cafe.

    Following my refreshments I was collected by Caz and taken to meet the African grey parrots - after preparing them some egg boxes too. However these a mixture of dried seeds rather than mealworms. I was able to enter the enclosure with the Parrots and hid the treat boxes around the area (impaled on branches of the trees . Cas then took me to watch the bird of prey display conducted by Elisabeth, where were watched some beautiful birds, These were a Harris Hawk - Rodger, Bengal Eagle Owl - Pebbles and Asian wood owl -Drax - We were shown then flying and learned all about how their behaviour in the wild would be and how they used their special skills when hunting for food. Following the display Caz returned and I got to meet Drax up close - He was super sweet and closed his eyes while I was stoking his head.

    The next keeper I met was Hannah and she took me to see and feed the Meerkats and Otters. First up were the otters. Hannah took me into the room inside the enclosure where the three otters immediately came into (they were within a separate section) which allowed Hannah to close off the exit to stop them going back out into the enclosure. We then collected the bucket of fish pieces that we had brought with us and hid them in a special box of stones. The box was opened and the fish scattered and covered with the stones - The lid of the box, which was sort of a cage like design with spaces between the bars was then secured to the bottom with the stones. We exited the enclosure and the otters were released - they quickly worked out what they had to do and were soon happily munching on their food.

    For the meerkats two corrugated cardboard boxes almost like honeycomb structure had been filled with meal worms which we threw into the enclosure. Due the food being inside these boxes the meerkats had to work at getting the meal worms and were very enthusiastic whist doing this.



    In each of the case where I helped to feed the animals the food was either hidden or placed in a way that meant it needed to be worked at to get. This is one of the ways how keepers ensure enrichment and encourage the natural foraging natures of these amazing creatures.

    Finally it was the end of my experience and I was presented with a certificate to mark my keeper experience. I had some time after my keeper experience to visit other animals at Northumberland Zoo. I totally recommend visiting this wonderful place for a fantastic time, amazing animals and friendly knowledgeable staff. Can't wait until my next visit
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • Paul D
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK550 contributions
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    We popped up to Druridge on Sunday to stretch the legs , it's a beutiful place , we parked just off the sand dunes and walked along the beach and back along the road to the car , just a couple of miles but the views are amazing , the waves were crashing as it was windy and the sand blowing along the ground, I can imagine in the summer the place would be full but today there was only a dozen or so people on the beach , wonderful place and deffo be back
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • Robert L
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK6 contributions
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    Family owned & run - beautiful gardens & a huge choice of healthy plants to buy at reasonable prices. Plus great cakes in the Gingan hut.
    Written March 24, 2024
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  • fork_handles
    Luton, UK2,088 contributions
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    We visited the Morpeth Chantry during our stay in the town in March 2024. Part of the building is an extended Tourist Information centre and shop, which was staffed by several very chatty and friendly ladies who were all very helpful. There were also a large number of local crafts, books and food for sale within the shop which was very interesting. The Bagpipe Museum is located on the first floor of the centre, and gives a broad view of the development of the Northumberland Bagpipes and the difference between them and the Scottish instruments, as well as looking at local folk songs and the history of the area. It was all very interesting and we would recommend it.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • SharonJT67
    Durham, UK6,972 contributions
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    Well maintained gardens that are a sheer delight to walk through, the flowers are blooming, the aviary is an abundance of tweeting & Emily Davidson is always waiting for a photo opportunity, the acers are just stunning plus it’s always a lovely walk along the river side whether it’s to the stepping stones or just the market place depends on your levels of energy, there’s something for everyone including a lovely play area for the children.
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • a.suthers
    scotland, uk386 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very clean, popular arcade.... Nice shop mix, more expensive brands on the whole. Opened 2009 by Joanna Lumley. Great for a wander and look round
    Written July 20, 2023
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  • Rachel W
    Leicester, UK246 contributions
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    Lovely walks. Did the full 1.3 mile Craster to Dunstanburgh castle walk. Nice and simple walk. Easily accessible for older people as well as young people. Dog have to be kept on leads on this part of the coastal path. A beautiful part of the country, lovely friendly people and also is really clean from litter
    Written May 16, 2024
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  • Simon W
    Morpeth, UK87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely charming morning spent wondering around this cottage garden along with a fresh coffee and homemade cake. Such a fab find.
    Written June 24, 2023
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  • IainCDBuckie
    Buckie287 contributions
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    These gardens are only open to the public one afternoon per week in season but I would say they are definitely worth the effort to get there. The house is not open but is a very pleasing building and a lovely backdrop to the extensive gardens. Edwin Lutyens had a hand in some of the design and it has to be said that a lot of the brickwork and stone is beautiful. The gardens themselves are lightly themed and there are some really interesting individual plants. I appreciated the effort to extend the season by including some late flowering plants including a really choice selection of dahlias so that even in mid September there was still plenty to see. It would be lovely to return in June and see the indulgent paeony border in full flower! One of the gardeners gave an excellent introduction to the house and garden and then we were free to wander. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and much recommended.
    Written September 15, 2022
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  • KathTempest
    Seaham, Co. Durham10 contributions
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    We were lucky enough to see this garden on a lovely warm summer's day. My friend had read about this garden and was keen to visit. We weren't disappointed. We arrived and were met by the owner/gardener who kindly explained the origins and layout of the garden. The gardens only cover about an acre but the place is really magical with its different "rooms" and planting styles. As it's late in the season, some of the flowers were just on the way out, but the oveall effect was still glorious. it's a little slice of heaven. There is a large flower area, a pare-terre, a topiary garden, a physic garden and a more courtyard style area with some fabulous doorways. There are seating areas at key spots and wonderful old stone bowls and troughs dotted about the garden. The various old buildings, walls and doorways add to the atmosphere and give it an almost meditative quality. I loved it.
    Written September 9, 2023
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