Cuddling Mini Pigs in England: Pennywell Farm

on August 9, 2017

I’ve had a rather odd item on my bucket list for a while now: cuddling mini pigs in England.

I’m not sure how I first heard of Pennywell Farm, but it’s been on my radar ever since I lived in Exeter almost four years ago. As I approach the end of my time living in the Southwest, I’ve been trying to tick my Devon and Cornwall bucket list items. Cuddling mini pigs in England had finally made it to the top of that list!

As you are all probably aware from my recent instagram stress-captions, I have been in the throes of my MSc dissertation. So a hard earned pig-cuddling session was definitely due!!

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Pennywell Farm is quite unique in that they have mini pig cuddling all day, every day. You can pet and play with most of the other animals as well – this is aย veryย hands on farm and I’m all about that!

ย Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Probably my favorite part was cuddling the mini pigs.

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

However we also cuddled rabbits, guinea pigs, a friendly rat, and more!

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Pennywell farm holds events throughout the entire day. We saw a falconry show, a hedgehog exhibit, and my favorite… the daily miniature pig races!!!

It was very tense… in the starting blocks were Albert Einswine, Amy Swinehouse, Snoop Hog, and Stephen Porking. All odds were in the favor of Snoop Hogg…

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

They passed on the first leg of the race in a blur…


Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Amy Swinehouse displayed some unporksmanlike conduct…

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

Everything was going well… (Until the racers got a bit distracted and had to be set to the task again)

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

On the return lap Snoop Hogg had a strong lead…

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

But Amy Swinehouse had a bit more to give!


A FLYING MINIATURE PIG! Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

With perfect form she began to overtake Albert Einswine for the silver…

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

And in fourth Stephen Porking wasn’t giving up!

Check cuddling mini pigs in England off your bucket list at Pennywell Farm! I give you all the details including how to get to Pennywell Farm and more!

How to get to Pennywell Farm

One reason it’s taken me SO long to make it to Pennywell is because it’s super out of the way (being, ya know, a farm and all). It’s actually on anย unnamedย country lane. However, it’s situated in Devon, right between Exeter and Plymouth, making it only a 30 minute drive from each.

  • The easiest way, by far, is by car. Enter the Sat Nav code: TQ11 0LT
  • On public transport, the closest train station is Totnes. From there you can take local buses (the 913) or a taxi.
  • More info is on the Pennywell Farm “Find Us” section, or you can use my fave, Rome2Rio, to get directions from your specific location.

Pennywell Farm Prices and Hours

  • Tickets are reasonably priced if you plan on spending the entire day at Pennywell, which I recommend. They range from 10.95 (students and concessions) to 14.95 for adults. You can book here.
  • The farm is open 10am-5pm through to 29 October, and reopens for the season on 11 February.

Pennywell Farm,ย TQ11 0LT

 

So, what do you think? Is cuddling mini pigs in England on your bucket list? Do you approve of pig-cuddling as stress relief?

Sarah xx

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  • very cute:)

  • TOO CUTE TOO CUTE!!! Bet that is such a great stress reliever! I don’t have any pets to cuddle (or a mini pig farm near me), but I do occasionally go over to my brother-in-law’s house to cuddle my baby nephew and play with my little niece … same effect, basically, except probably more tiring, haha!!

    • I knowwwwww!!! Literally the best stress relief. Next time I do a Masters degree I’m going to make sure I make friends with some mini pig farmers first!!

  • OMG how friggin’ adorable!!! I would totally do this!! #WanderfulWednesday

  • OMGGGGG I was squealing the whole time! I LOVE anything animal related and this is just TOO cute! Look at their little faces and noses!!! And the names! Ahhhh I would just spend the whole day there and never leave. I’ve actually never seen a mini pig before and I want to so badly! They’re too adorable!

  • NNNAAAAWWWW! Mini Pigs! It’s all I can do to stop myself from making weird maternal noises. These pigs are gorgeous! I want one to sleep on my arm! #WanderfulWednesday

  • I think my heart just exploded!! Seriously, these pigs are so so cute! Now, how do I fit this into my Christmas trip to London?!

  • That little pig looks so happy and peaceful in your arms. They’re adorable. Have you seen Okja? It’s about a super pig. It’s a great movie, but a bit of a tearjerker. I loved it.

    • Omg they were sooo cute!! Some were squealing but others were just soo happy to fall asleep in our arms!

  • OMG so so cute!!

  • Ahhhhh so cuttteeeee!!! I am currently planning a trip to England and my boyfriend loves pigs, I will definitely be adding this to the to do list. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yessss please do!! It’s quite out of the way without a car, but if you are renting a car and heading through devon/cornwall it is DEF worth a stop! Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Fiona Mai

    I know I’m repeating all the comments here but I can’t help saying these little pigs look soooo cute! And this is such a coincidence, but I’m going to Devon in 2 weeks so I think I’ll have to drop by and give these little cuties som hugs! Thanks for sharing!

    • Hahaha everyone loves ’em! Omg You HAVE to drop by!! Let me know if you have any questions about how to get to them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bernie

    Pigs do seem to love the attention. I’m a regular backscratcher for some that are fairly local to us.

  • Gabby Beckford

    Omggggg :(((( These photos are SO cute, I am so jealous!

  • AHHHHHHHH! I weirdly have an obsession with mini pigs! They are just the cutest. This seriously looks like exactly what I need right now. Been super stressed with work and planning my upcoming vacations/fitting in blogging and having any kid of social life, so I could definitely use an anti-stress pig cuddle! Where do I sign up?!

    • Hahahaha that’s not weird at all – who could possibly resist a mini pig?!? Ahh yeah it really sounds like you need some mini pig cuddles. Best of luck with the work grind!!

  • That looks like the BEST stress relief – SO MUCH CUTE!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • OH MY GOSH THIS LOOKS LIKE THE BEST THING EVER I AM SO JEALOUS. ALL THE CAPS BECAUSE I AM SO EXCITED.

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