With concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want to assure you that we are continuing to remain extremely vigilant of the situation. During this time, we are doing everything to ensure that Pigs In The Wood remains as safe as possible for all volunteers . We are following government advice to minimise the risk of transmission.
We are currently open weekends. You will need to book a space, groups up to 6 max. 5 minute windows. Unfortunately they will be no tours, but you are free to roam, and give the free roaming pigs lots of cuddles. Minimum donation £5 per person, adopters free. Remember wellies no matter the weather as it can be muddy even in hot weather. Please message our Facebook page or email to get a space.
Pig Gig 2021 31/1 August - Info and how to book tickets here: Pig Gig
Renovation Donation Appeal - we are aiming to raise £50,000 to make much needed improvements to our facilities for pigs and humans. Find out more on our Donate page here . Or you can go direct to donate at:
As a charity, we are extremely grateful for your continued support in these uncertain times. We couldn’t run our sanctuary without the generosity of our supporters: from food, water, straw and vet bills to shelter repair and maintenance, 100% of donations go directly to feeding and caring for the pigs. Lockdown meant no visitors and therefore a big loss of income. If you are able to give a regular monthly amount to help feed and care for our rescued pigs, please click on the PayPal button at the bottom of the page. Once directed to PayPal you can select the amount you wish to give, then tick the box “Make this a monthly donation”. Any amount is greatly appreciated, thank you for your support.
If there are any changes to the above, we will issue a further update. Thank you for bearing with us.
Pigs in the Wood is a non-profit sanctuary for pigs 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 the pigs are always met.
Our aim is to provide a home for pigs that have been abused and mistreated. In order to develop the sanctuary further we need to raise funding to build shelters for the pigs and for fencing to make the wood more practical and safe for both the pigs and visitors. Once the work has been completed in the wood we can 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.
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 also attend events such as festivals and fairs where possible.