Monday, 27 June 2011

Tennis Playing Piglets Delight Visitors During Wimbledon

The Pink Pig Farm in North Lincolnshire has its own Wimbledon stars this year – a group of little pink piglets who have started to play ‘piggy-tennis’ in their outdoor pen, much to the delights of visitors during the big tournament.

The family run farm, based in Holme, decided to experiment by placing a giant sized tennis ball in the piglet’s pen to see if their staff’s interest towards the big game transcended into the pigs they looked after.

To their amazement the piglets pounced on the ball – rallying it around the pen like a group of tennis passing pros.

“It was a crazy idea we had for getting our pigs involved in the big game,” explained Sally Jackson owner of the Pink Pig Farm. “Pigs are very intelligent animals and they soon got the hang of passing the big tennis ball to each other – it was hilarious to watch!”

Visitors to the Pink Pig during Wimbledon will be able to see the tennis playing piglets on the farm trail, plus treat themselves to a traditional English strawberry cream team in the farm shop.

Fresh Lincolnshire strawberries are being picked, home made fruity scones are being baked and thick clotted cream is being churned for every visitor. But if the strawberry cream tea doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are lots of other tasty homemade teats available in the cafĂ© including chocolate brownie, flapjack and shortbread, plus a selection of fluffy cakes.

“We are looking forward to getting into the spirit of the game and sharing it with our visitors over a cream tea. All of us, including out pig, will be cheering on the British professionals.”

Dates – until the end of Wimbledon.
Strawberry cream tea - Cream tea include crustless sandwich assortment, homemade scone with clotted cream and jam plus a selection of homemade mini cakes and tea/coffee just £7.99
Address - Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RE. Telephone-01724 844 466
Opening Times - Monday to Saturday 09.30am 17.00pm. Sunday & Bank Hols 10.00am - 16.00pm.

Friday, 10 June 2011


This weekend as part of Open Farm Sunday The Pink Pig Farm at Scunthorpe will be inviting visitors to come along and create their own homemade DIY pizza, made from fresh local ingredients.

Visitors will be able to grind their own flour, find out how cheese is made and where ham comes from, on a fun quiz and farm trail. When the trail is complete, visitors will be able to come back to the farm shop and create their own delicious homemade pizza to take home for tea.

On the day there will also be tractor-trailer rides to the reservoir, where you'll be able to see the pea vining and explore the combine!

The cost of pizza making is just £3.90 pp which includes the farm trail, or £1.99 if you'd rather just make the pizza.

Sunday 12th June at The Pink Pig :