Visits & Bookings
Open weekend mornings only. Pre bookings only, book your space via online calendar.
Minimum donation £6 per person, adopters are allowed up to 4 free visits in a year with their voucher, children under 2 go free. Please note children under 4 should be carried on the tour.
Please note visitors need to arrive no later than 10 minutes before their tour starts. All visitors to the sanctuary MUST also wear wellies or walking boots. Please remember to bring your own as although we do have some available to borrow, we cannot guarantee there will be enough. Anyone not wearing suitable footwear will be refused entry to the sanctuary. This is a requirement set out by Environmental Health.
If you want to bring food for the 20 pigs please have a look at the information below on what you can and can't bring. All food will be put straight into a storage container on arrival, so please make sure you give anything you have brought with you to the volunteers. The food will be prepared, and you will be shown how to feed the pigs.
Booking is now online.
Click on the Book Now below to go to the Booking Page. Please note if you are an adopter and coming on your own you don't need to book, just turn up at 11:30am on a Saturday or Sunday (unless there is an event on) and show proof of adoption. If you are coming with others, they need to book below.
If you experience any issues with the booking process, please message the Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a not-for-profit organisation and as such rely totally on donations.
Below are our normal details regarding visits, they may be affected by COVID restrictions, in which case updates will be posted on the Home page.
Opening Times - Pre Booking only
Please arrive prompt at your given timeslot.
Suitable footwear MUST be worn.
What food can we bring to feed the pigs?
We love all food donations but there are some foods that are good and some that are bad.
Grass hay will always be superb… if you have some spare please bring it. They love to munch!! Other good things are:
squash and pumpkin,
Spinach and other leafy greens (except cabbage)
Apples and other fruits ( less is more because of the high sugar content)
Bananas (with or without the skin)
Asparagus (yes they are spoilt)
Cucumber courgette and marrows
So what shouldn't I bring?
Parsnips; Onions; Brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower etc) it causes gas and stomach ache so needs to be cooked. You can bring it but we will keep it back for another day; Potatoes (too starchy and not enough vitamins) sweet potatoes are fine but we usually cook these too; Anything with stones. The stones need to be removed … i.e: plums, nectarines, peaches, avocado ( skin removed too); Kitchen scraps - as much as they love veg peel we’re not allowed to feed it to the pigs due to the risk of cross contamination (DEFRA rules!).
This isn’t exhaustive, just covers the most common we see.
Pig Gig 2021
ITV's This Morning's visit to Pig Gig Rehearsals
Also check out the video on our Facebook page here from the weekend: Video