Visits & Events

 

Open weekend mornings only. Pre bookings only, book your space via online calendar.

We have moved back to tours. Minimum donation £6 per person, adopters free with voucher.

All visitors to the sanctuary MUST wear wellies. 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 wellies 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. 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 between 10:30am and 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 pigsinthewood@yahoo.com.

We are a  not-for-profit organisation, no one is paid at PITW 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 

Saturday 10:30-13:00

Sunday 10:30-13:00

Please arrive prompt at your given timeslot.

Wellies 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: 

Carrots

squash and pumpkin,

Peppers

Tomatoes

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)

Lettuce

Cucumber courgette and marrows

Comfrey leaves

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.

Upcoming Events 2021/22

The Orchard Pig Gig 2022

30/31 July 

Tickets Available Now

Full details here: The Orchard Pig Gig 2022

 or you can go straight to ticket booking here:

https://www.seetickets.com/search?q=pigs+in+the+wood

Halloween 2022 -TBC

Can you survive the free roaming zombies?

 

Hot Food, cakes, drinks, games

Further details will be posted on Facebook, please keep an eye out for updates

Previous Events

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 

Bank Holiday May Open Day 2021

And some of the feedback after the event.....
Easter 2021 - Video
Piggy Spa Day 2021 - Video
Secret Santa 2020 - Video