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Pigs in the Wood

Living Naturally
-Animal Sanctuary
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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


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.



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!  We also attend events such as festivals and fairs where possible.

We are completely reliant on our supporters and volunteers.  For more information on how you can support us, visit our Support and Donate page.

Visit Us

We are open to visitors.  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, chickens and even a cat or two.  How many will you spot?  To find out more and to book your place on a tour, please visit our Visit Details and Bookings page, or click the button below to book now.





.  Or why not come along to one of our special events, such as our Summer Festival Pig Gig!  See our Events page for more details of what's on, and to book your tickets.

Supported by:

Wheelie Vegan

Co-operative Food

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