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Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

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Wetheriggs Animal Rescue

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nmaidwell123 wrote a review Oct 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom377 contributions77 helpful votes
Lots of animals to see all of which have been rescued. Good to support an animal charity and they were grateful for all the food we took. You can walk up close to the birds and cattle In the fields and you can feed the pigs and goats too.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Paul H wrote a review Aug 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom16 contributions21 helpful votes
My wife and grandchildren really enjoyed our visit as did I. Animals on display included Alpacas, horses, goats, pigs, guinea pigs and ducks to name but a few. My main concern is the welfare of the animals. Some pens looked to be in need of maintenance and a thorough clean. On the positive side the on site restaurant and shop are very good. The on-site rest room’s are vet good and very clean. The current rules for COVID 19 we’re being followed with hand sanitizers being readily available. Overall a pleasant experience for children. Would I recommend this attraction? Yes. Would I visit this attraction again? No
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Lucy G wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
A 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 outside
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Date of experience: November 2019
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bradleyp1992 wrote a review Aug 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom29 contributions7 helpful votes
Had 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
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Date of experience: August 2019
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NLH00 wrote a review Jun 2019
Newcastle6 contributions28 helpful votes
Negative 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 there were so many birds and why they were so crammed. Neither member had an answer. The duck and hen enclosures are grossly over crowded. There was a dead bird in one of the pens that had been trampled flat. The was a cockerel in a tiny cage (approximately twice it’s body size). And several hens were in what looked like rabbit hutches and runs. The chicken wire was so low on them that they couldn’t stand up properly. The bird aviaries were just terrible. There’s no other way to describe it. Each one was over crowded and incredibly dark. Each aviary had a dirty window approximately the same size of and A4 piece of paper. The front of the aviaries faced the barn which is only lit by artificial light. Birds such as cockatiels shouldn’t be kept in darkness like that. Equally, there are several parrots kept within the reptile room (with no natural light whatsoever) with alarmingly small cages. I commented to 3 members of staff that the cages were tiny. Two staff members seemed unbothered and said that “we might try to rehome them so they probably won’t be here long”, as if that justifies keeping them in tiny cages. One staff member did explain that those particular birds hadn’t taken well to being in a larger aviary but my personal opinion is that they should be at least rehabilitated to gradually coping with a larger space so they can live more naturally, and actually access day light! I did try to gain a better understanding of the other animal’s circumstances but no one seemed to know. There is a fox on site that by nature was very nervous and she looked stressed. She doesn’t have a place to hide if she doesn’t want to be viewed so is permanently on display. The positives to the centre is that there are large outdoor paddocks with a large selection of animals. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming but none (except one) were able to answer any questions about the animals and their conditions. I’m sure the centre is run full of good intention and in theory it seems like a great place to support, but the conditions I saw the animals living in were upsetting and inadequate and have much need for improvement, particularly the bird aviaries.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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