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Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary
Barnard Castle, North Dales

Details for Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary

Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary based in Barnard Castle is an innovative animal rescue centre, where visitors can learn about the care and management of both wild and domestic creatures. An amazing experience for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

The animals are usually pets that can no longer be looked after by their owners or have been swapped for animals in other rescue centres. We also have a variety of rescued wild animals. All our full time staff are experts in Animal Management and Care. We also have a number of volunteers who dedicate a few hours a week to help care for the animals.

Opening times / admission

  • November to Easter: 10am to 4pm
  • Easter to end of October: 10am to 5pm
  • Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day
  • Adults £3.95, Children £2.95
  • Family (up to 4 children) £12.50

Our facilities include a 100-seat education centre, an animal handling laboratory, reptile centre and newt pond. At Wetheriggs we are committed to offering a range of high quality educational experiences. Whether you want to bring a group to the centre or you want us to come to you we are happy to work with you to create and deliver a session which is both enjoyable and educational!

Here at Wetheriggs we really need your support! There are lots of ways you can help us, from coming and visiting us to donating money, sponsoring one of our animals or just telling all your friends about the great work we do!


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Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary
Thorpe Farm Centre
Greta Bridge
Barnard Castle
North Yorkshire
DL12 9TY
01833 627444
07764 352835

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