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Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Children's Farms

Attraction Information

Giving unwanted or injured creatures the gift of a home is what Wetheriggs Animal Rescue is all about. It makes it a must see for all animal lovers!

This small family run animal rescue centre was set up in 2006 and now takes domestic pets, farm animals and native wildlife who are in need of nurturing in a safe, open space, while giving them a new chance at life. Get up close and interact with them in small handling sessions and meet fluffy little fellas like rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks and rodents, or some slightly slimier, but just as sweet, snakes and lizards!

There are education and hand feeding sessions to help you learn how best to take care of your pets and support a fantastic cause. The site has a large indoor barn and an outdoor paddock which you can take a tour of, as well as a playground with mini quad bikes, a café and seasonal events.

  • Visit and support adorable animals
  • Get close and cuddly in handling sessions
  • A playground with quad bikes!

Opening hours

April - October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

November - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults from £5.95
Kids/Concessions: £4.95
Family (2 adults, 4 kids): £19.95

Travel & Contact Information


Thorpe Farm Centre, Greta Bridge, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9TY, England

Phone number

01833 627444



Click here to visit Wetheriggs Animal Rescue's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Wetheriggs Animal Rescue is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Indoor areas are pushchair & wheelchair friendly. Outdoor areas are mostly grass walkways and may become difficult for wheelchairs when wet.

Yes, Wetheriggs Animal Rescue have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

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