Wetheriggs Zoo & Animal Sanctuary (Registered Charity Number 1131536) is a small family run animal rescue centre and zoo on the edge of the Lake District. Situated on the old Wetheriggs Pottery site, the centre is currently home to over 1200 animals.

There is an array of things to do in the Ullswater Valley, just some of which have been mentioned below. Don’t forget that opening times vary according to season and some attractions close in the winter months. 
Ullswater “Steamers” (1/4 mile from Estate)
017684 82229
www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk
Sail on England’s most beautiful lake onboard the Victorian “steamers” Lady of the Lake and Raven. You can make a day of it by opting to “Cruise & Walk” or “Cruise & Lunch”. See “Glenridding to Howtown Walk” & “Hallin Fell Walk” in the “Estate Walks” section.
Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (10 miles towards Penrith)
017684 86450
www.dalemain.com
A Mediaeval, Tudor & early Georgian house steeped in history with lovely gardens to enjoy and a tearoom serving traditional home made food!
Aira Force Waterfall & Tearooms (2½ miles north up lake road)
017684 82262
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Red squirrels thrive in the woodland through which a short Victorian walk leads you to one of the most famous natural features in the area… well worth a visit! You can see the waterfall from the top and bottom, and you can also make it a longer walk by continuing up to High Force and onto The Royal in Dockray for a drinky-poo! Free parking for National Trust members, otherwise Pay & Display. See the Estate Walks section for more details.
Lowther Castle & Gardens ( 13.5 miles north of Estate)
01931 712192
www.lowthercastle.org
There are no keep off the grass rules here. Lowther is a magical place for discovery and letting imaginations loose. Magnificent Castle and Gardens that have been hidden away for 70 years.The sandstone remains of a romantic Castle. 130 acres of once grand gardens undergoing loving restoration. Woods to wander. Wildlife to keep an eye open for. Incredible views of Lakeland fells. Lowther is unique, slightly eccentric and special. Nice tearoom too.
Rheged (Penrith, 12 miles North of here)
01768 868000
www.rheged.com
‘The Village in the Hill’, recently voted Cumbria’s Best Large Visitor Attraction! It’s centrepiece is a giant cinema screen the size of six double-decker buses showing epic adventure movies every day. Other attractions include a restaurant, bar, soft-play area, local craft shops, gallery, classic cinema and more! As a registered Rheged VIP, the Estate has discount cards for our guests that get you all sorts of price reductions here.

Wetheriggs Zoo & Animal Sanctuary (Nr Penrith, 15 miles North of here)
01768 866657
http://www.wetheriggszoo.co.uk

Wetheriggs Zoo & Animal Sanctuary (Registered Charity Number 1131536) is a small family run animal rescue centre and zoo on the edge of the Lake District. Situated on the old Wetheriggs Pottery site, the centre is currently home to over 1200 animals.