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Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

Barnard Castle, County Durham, England

  • Baby goats at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue
  • Llamas at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue
  • A pig at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue
  • A donkey at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue
  • Ducks at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Giving unwanted or injured animals the gift of a home is what Wetheriggs Animal Rescue is all about.

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 giving them a new chance at life! Get up close and interact with different animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks, rodents, snakes, lizards and more.

There are education and animal handling sessions to help you learn how best to take care of your pets as well as a playground with mini quad bikes, a café and seasonal events!

Help support this special place!

  • Membership available
  • Plenty of parking
  • Gift shop


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Wetheriggs Animal Rescue's website
01768 866657

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Adults: £3.50

Kids: £2.00

Concessions: £2.50

Family: £10.00

More Information

Eating information

Wetheriggs 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

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.

Baby food facilities

They are able to warm milk in the cafe.


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