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!!

Ask me how I'm coping with my Masters dissertation due next week 🤓🐷

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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 a very hands on farm and I’m all about that!

 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 an unnamed 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, 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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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!

 

**As per I’m linking up with Lauren of Lauren on Location, Van of Snow in Tromso, Isabel of The Sunny Side of This, and Marcella of What a Wonderful World for Wanderful Wednesday. 

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