- Children's Farms
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor
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!
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Thorpe Farm Centre, Greta Bridge, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9TY, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
April - October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
November to March: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
1 Adult: £5.95
2 Adults: £10.95
Family (2 adults, up to 4 kids/concessions): £19.95
1 hour before closing time.
There is an onsite 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.
Pets are allowed.
Baby food facilities
There are baby food/milk warming facilities available.
Indoor areas are pushchair & wheelchair friendly. Outdoor areas are mostly grass walkways and may become difficult for wheelchairs when wet.