Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary
Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is a small family run zoo and rescue centre near Penrith in Cumbria.
We have lots to see including Alpacas, Donkeys, Goats, Reptiles, Bats, Raccoons, Meerkats, Foxes, Skunks, free flying Macaws, Chickens, Pigs, Vulture, Owls and much more.
There is an adventure playground on site for the kids and a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks and cakes.
The zoo is situated on the old Wetheriggs Pottery site allowing visitors to see some of the old machinery used including the original steam engine and blunger and the original beehive kiln. During all public school holidays we offer various animal encounters and handling experiences including Red Squirrel encounters and reptile handling. We are always happy to get animals out for visitors throughout the year when possible.
Bags of animal feed can be purchased from the main entrance to make the experience even more fun and allows you to get up close with some of the animals.
Wetheriggs Zoo has a large on site cafe open all year round offering a range of hot and cold food, hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks. Seating inside and outside. Picnic area outside only.
Gift shop on site offering a wide range of gifts, children’s toys, high quality plush toys, chutneys and preserves, pottery items, greeting cards, hand crafted items.
Toilets on site including disabled toilet and baby changing area.
We are able to warm milk in the cafe.
Wetheriggs Zoo is close to the A6. Coming from the south you will see Wetheriggs signposted shortly after driving through Hackthorpe. Coming from the north you will see it signposted shortly after driving through Eamont Bridge. From the M6 south take the Shap exit (Jn 39) and continue North. From the M6 north come of at the Penrith exit (Jn 40) then follow signs for A66 east until the second roundabout then A6 Shap.
Wetheriggs Zoo is wheelchair accessible and the majority of the centre is solid footpaths with a small amount being on slightly softer ground. We recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty or wet as most of the centre is outside.
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Family: £17.50 Opening Times: 2013 Opening Details:
Open every day apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Open: 10am Close: 5pm
Telephone: 01768 866657
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