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Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

Barnard Castle, County Durham, England

  • Goats at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue in Barnard Castle
  • Llamas at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue in Barnard Castle
  • Pig at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue in Barnard Castle
  • Donkey at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue in Barnard Castle
  • Geese at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue in Barnard Castle

Attraction Information

  • Children's Farms icon 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 Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • 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, Greta Bridge, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9TY, England


Click here to visit Wetheriggs Animal Rescue's website
01833 627444

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

Kids/Concessions: £4.95

Family (2 adults, up to 4 kids/concessions): £19.95

Last Entry

1 hour before closing time.

More Information

Eating information

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 allowed

Pets are allowed.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available.

Guest suitability

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


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Barnard Castle, County Durham, England

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