Come and visit Wetheriggs - Wetheriggs Animal Rescue is a small family run animal rescue centre at Thorpe Farm Caravan Park located on the border of County Durham and North Yorkshire.
We are open every day from 10am to the public. Visitors have the chance to get close and interact with our animals including feeding some of them! We also regularly hold animal handling sessions with rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks, rodents, snakes, lizards and much more.
The main entrance is located in the building directly opposite the Thorpe Farm Reclamation Barn. There is plenty of parking space close to the entrance and the Wetheriggs gift shop is also located here. The entrance fee helps to run the rescue centre
A large proportion of our animals are housed outside in the paddocks. This area is separate to the main entrance and requires visitors to walk across the car park and a small road to visit. Visitors are required to purchase wristbands from the main entrance before visiting the paddocks. Access to Wetheriggs Rescue Centre is free of charge to our seasonal caravan pitch holders and holiday home residents.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||£5.95 per ticket type|
|Children (over 3)||£4.95 per ticket type|
|Concessions||£4.95 per ticket type|
|Family (2+2)||£19.95 per ticket type|
Bags of animal feed are £1 each or 3 bags for £2.50. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The outside areas have grass walkways which can often be damp. We recommend wearing suitable footwear. Sandals and other similar footwear is not advised.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good9
- NLH00NewcastleTrip Type:FamilyConcerns about animal welfareSaturday, 1st June 2019Negative experience overall, primarily due to the conditions the animals are kept in. I have learnt from Trip Advisor that Poultry are bred within the centre. I asked several members of staff why... Read full review
- bradleyp1992Birmingham, United KingdomGreat time feeding the animalsMonday, 19th August 2019Had a fun time down at the farm seeing all the animals and getting to feed most of them! All the animals looked very happy and well kept. Would recommend a visit Read full review
- Lucy GTrip Type:CouplesNiceFriday, 22nd November 2019A nice trip; well priced and lovely animals. Especially best to go with children. Still nice for adults but not a full day out. Both inside and outside so nice for a rainy day but also when it’s nice... Read full review
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Outdoor Attraction
- Family Fun
|Season (2 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)|
|Monday - Saturday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Opening times during the winter months are 10:00-16:00. Last admission 1 hour before closing.