It’s a squeal

Mobile home owners have been checking their motorhome insurance is up to date before getting the chance to sleep with the pigs at Eastbrook Farm. The “Camping with Pigs” weekend takes place from August 16-19th and visitors will get the chance to walk, cycle, horse-ride and wake up to the sound of yawning pigs.

Visitors can bring tents or motorhomes and there will be several pig arks available if anyone wants to get out of their motorhome and even closer to the pigs. Motorhome owners can stay at the Eastbrook Farm campsite at a charge of £18 for adults and £12 for children per night and the price includes free entry for pigstock.

Visitors can expect clean straw every day, noisy piggy neighbours, pigs’ playtime, open air yoga, farm tours and a land rover taxi service to and from Helen Browning’s Michelin recommended pub The Royal Oak. This means motorhome owners can leave the mobile home on the secure campsite and enjoy a meal in more sophisticated surroundings. The novel break ties in with the annual “Pigstock” mini music festival featuring popular local bands. Motorhome owners can also explore the Wiltshire Downs which are very popular among visitors to the area.

Helen Browning who farms Eastbrook Farm and whose sausages and bacon can be found in major supermarkets said: “You will wake to the sound of about 1,000 pigs yawning. And at night you will see, or hear, or feel, badgers, bats, deer, rabbits, foxes, mice, weasels and stoats. If the sky is clear, the stars will amaze you. And it’s actually relaxing to watch the pigs. They run around all day, then sleep, then escape, and then go home. Bring a deckchair, just sit and watch them. This is perfect for families and ought to be a do-nothing break – space for walking, talking, riding bikes, reading books, lying around, eating and drinking.”