Pigs in the Wood is a non-profit sanctuary for pigs and other animals that have been rescued from various situations. We are based in the village of Scissett, Huddersfield in 10 acres of woodland where the pigs roam free and live naturally. The wood is currently home to 20 pigs that are cared for by our team of volunteers who work 7 days a week ensuring the needs of our residents are always met.
Our aim is to provide a home for pigs and other animals that have been abused and mistreated. In order to develop the sanctuary further we need to raise funding to build shelters for them and for fencing to make the wood more practical and safe for both the residents and visitors. We have regular opening times and opportunities for people to help look after the pigs and the woodland.
Where we are unable to take pigs in to our sanctuary, we help to find them a home and are building contacts to give them more prospects to find them a safe, loving place to live. See our Rehoming page for more details.
We have recently rescued the last 14 pigs and a calf from a farmer who has agreed to stop breeding them. See our special page Save 14 Pigs for more details.
Some of the work we do to promote the sanctuary includes school visits, where we talk about Pigs in the Wood and welcome students to come to us to learn about the pigs in their natural environment. We will also encourage colleges and individual groups to visit the wood for educational purposes.
In addition, we hold events at the wood for occasions such as Easter, Halloween and Christmas, and host a music festival in the Summer - Pig Gig! See our Events page for more details. We also attend events such as festivals and fairs where possible.
We are open to visitors, so why not come along, meet our residents, and enjoy the unique experience of seeing our pigs roaming free and living naturally in our wood!
We also have other animals including goats and chickens and even a cat or two. How many will you spot?
To find out more, and to book your place on one of our weekend tours, please visit our Visit Details and Bookings page for more info, or click the button below to book now.
Adopt a Pig
We are completely reliant on our supporters and volunteers.
We have a brand new online shop, where you can buy adoptions and a range of pigs in the wood merchandise. Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a unique gift and support us at the same time.
For more information on other ways you can support us, visit our Support and Donate page.