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Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre - CLOSED

Clifton Dykes, Clifton, Penrith, England
+44 1833 627444
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very disappeared

very disappeared we went to wetherriggs pottery to day and found it was closed the sign did not... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Andrew R
Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre, Greta Bridge, Co. Durham - Well worth a visit.

Please visit Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre in Greta Bride, County Durham, you will not be... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
Helsby, Cheshire
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Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre is a small family run animal sanctuary now based at Thorpe Farm Centre near Barnard Castle having previously been situated in Clifton Dykes near Penrith since it started in 2006. The centre is currently home to over 600 animals, many of which have been pets in the past and are now looking for new homes. Some of the animals are brought in from the RSPCA and other animal rescue organisations and centres. There is lots to see, and visitors have the chance to get close to many of the animals and even feed some of them. We offer talks and animal handling sessions during weekends and local school holidays, and we are always happy to go the extra mile for our visitors, so if there is any animal you'd like to hold or learn more about please just ask.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible20%
28 Sep 2016
“very disappeared”
23 Aug 2015
“Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre, Greta Bridge, Co. Durham - Well worth a visit.”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Clifton Dykes, Clifton, Penrith, England
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

very disappeared we went to wetherriggs pottery to day and found it was closed the sign did not inform people it,s not open

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Please visit Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre in Greta Bride, County Durham, you will not be disappointed. Considering that they only moved here in January they have done amazing work so far and it is very much a work in progress. Even if you have visited...More

1  Thank TheWaldens
Reviewed 9 October 2014

well organized,friendly and informative mini zoo which was ideal for our needs,particularly loved the free flying macaws. gift shop/cafe competitively priced too

Thank culrosschris
Reviewed 20 September 2014

As soon as we arrived my niece knew where we were and was ready to run in with all the excitement of having the animals around her......my first experience here since it was a pottery place....my niece's 100th time here....we were greeted as soon as...More

Thank HannahKatie93
Reviewed 29 August 2014

A really lovely place lots to see and well worth a visit. It does need a bit of TLC but for what they do there for the animals and from the majority of it being volunteer work it is very understandable. I just feel this...More

1  Thank daniarchi
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I get that there is not much money in animal rescue but i was a bit disappointed with the quality of care these animals were getting. they were feeding some when we were there so i dont think lack of food was an issue, but...More

1  Thank claire r
Reviewed 13 August 2014

If I'm being honest, the place was a little scruffy and some of the cages could have done with being bigger/cleaner. However, it is very clear that this is a lovely family business and that they are pouring their hearts and souls into what they...More

1  Thank Katlouiseedy
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Staying in lakes for a week we decided we would try wetheriggs after seeing it on "days out with kids" website, looked good but reviews on here were awful on what a dirty horrid place, I'm one who likes to see for myself so off...More

4  Thank Traceyannbarker
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I was very disappointed, the animals seemed to be poorly kept, there was very little info available ( although the boards were there). I don't like zoos but thought this was an animal rescue centre I didn't feel that the animals had been saved from...More

5  Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We went here whilst holidaying in the lakes and thought it would be good to take the kids to a zoo. I feel that this is a big false advertisement as there is nothing zoo like about it. It cost £17.50 for a family ticket...More

3  Thank ElphabaRobbo
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