‘Pig’nic Experience

Mad about pigs? Then our unique ‘Pignic’ Experience, based at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary in Worcestershire, will have you oinking with joy!

This unique hands-on experience allows visitors to get up close and personal with our group of friendly rescued pigs and learn all about their lives, personalities, and what it takes to care for them.

Please note, our visits are currently on hold. We hope to re-open them in the near future, so check back again soon.

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What's included:

  • We start the experience with a welcome talk in our classroom, where we will introduce our charity’s work and hopes for the future.
  • You will then get the opportunity to explore our Pig Barn & Woodland. Here, you’ll be able to feed and stroke some of the lucky pigs that call the sanctuary their home, while hearing all about their inspiring rescue backgrounds.
  • We will then make and give out enrichment and toys to see the pigs’ fascinating natural behaviours come to life!
  • Before lunch, we’ll make a quick stop at our classroom to wash up ready for lunch.
  • Finally, enjoy your pig-nic lunch at our picnic table right beside the pig paddocks while our pigs have a delicious snack of their own.
Meet our rescued pigs

Got a voucher?

To redeem a Sanctuary Tour or ‘Pig’nic Experience voucher, please email our Visitor & Education Manager Abby at abby@goodheart.org.uk with your booking name and voucher code.

Important information

  • Please bring your own picnic (as we are a farm animal sanctuary, we kindly ask that you bring plant-based food and drink items only where possible)
  • You will have the picnic in the area next to the pigs, not in their paddock.
  • Dogs are not permitted to join this experience
  • Unfortunately, this experience is not accessible for push chairs, wheelchair users or those unsteady on their feet. We are working to improve accessibility of our site for future visits.
  • We advise you wear wellies or sturdy boots at some areas are muddy.
  • This experience involves close proximity to animals so please let us know if you have any allergies.
  • In the event of circumstances such as severe weather or an outbreak of COVID-19, experiences may be cancelled at short notice. We endeavour to provide visitors with as much notice as possible and will reschedule the visit or offer you a full refund or the opportunity to rebook if we do have to cancel.

Read our 'Pig'nic reviews


“VISIT THIS WONDERFUL PLACE ! We had a ‘Pig-Nic’ with the resident pigs, hosted by Abby. Great experience all round & I cannot recommend a visit highly enough. You will really enjoy yourselves & learn much more about the animals. Abby is friendly, knowledgable & knows all animals by name & their story. These animals are well looked after & loved. The sanctuary is beautifully run & is an absolute joy to visit.” – Ruth


“Really great, informative and interactive experience with the pigs. Abigail was super friendly and engaging, with endless amounts of knowledge about all the animals that live at the sanctuary. Our favourite moments were being able to scratch Pickle the pigs belly and make enrichment toys for them. We had the best time!” – Willow


“What an amazing experience, to spend the morning meeting the pigs. If you love pigs, this is for you. Abby was very friendly, made us feel very welcome and the whole morning had a very personal feel. we learnt alot about the pigs and their individual stories and got to give them some good chin scratches as well as making some toys for them to interact with. What a beautiful place for these lovely creatures to live.” – Kate