Great news! Odds Farm Park’s adorable Berkshire sow Ginnie has given birth to a cheeky litter of piglets! Dad is a Tamworth boar named Squidgey and both parents are of course very proud. Born on Monday, the new arrivals are settling in well to life in the Pig Paddocks.
Berkshire Pigs are rumoured to have been discovered by Oliver Cromwell’s army over 300 years ago. The first recorded pig was a boar called “The Ace of Spades” which was owned by Queen Victoria. The breed has continued to be a firm favourite with the Royal Family, who for years kept a large Berkshire herd at Windsor Castle.
Visitors to the award-winning children’s farm will also be interested to learn that Tamworth pigs were first bred in the Midlands in the UK, originating from crossing imported pigs such as the Red Barbadan or Axford. Click Here to find out more about the Pigs at Odds Farm Park.
Elsewhere on a day out this September at Odds Farm Park, families can expect more exciting activities – win a Medal at Sheep Racing,* board Tractor and Trailer Rides,* explore the Sand & Water Play Area and meet more Furry Friends in the large Undercover Animal Barns and Outdoor Paddocks. Combined with a jam-packed Animal Activity and Demonstration Programme and the Giant Indoor Playbarn, including a special Toddler and Under 5’s areas, there’s so much to do!
* (Weather Permitting)
Odds Farm Park is easily reached from High Wycombe, Marlow, Maidenhead, Slough, Uxbridge, Amersham and Chesham. For more information, directions and prices visit the family days out website www.oddsfarm.co.uk