The Wild Pig

The Wild Pig

Date of Adventure: 30 Jul, 2023

Formerly The Crazy Bear Farm, shop and café, now The Wild Pig! A hidden gems in Stadhampton, just behind the Crazy Bear Hotel. It’s an opportunity for little ones to get up close-up with animals: pigs and piglets, sheep, hens and llamas (watch out, they spit!) which roam free in 80 acres. The Farm Shop is something else with fresh fish, butchers, daily artisan bread baked on the premises, cheese and charcutierie, homemade delights and wine! The Wild Pig also does hot air balloon rides – I won’t lie, this isn’t for me as I don’t have the head for heights but the pictures look amazing!

The path beyond the big gate by the shop leads to woodlands by a stream, follow that around and you will come to the start of the Ascott Park Historical Trail through meadows, woodland and tall grass. There are various points of interest along the 2 mile circular walk, like a 16th century dovecot, these are sign posted with information, but it it’s the beautiful surroundings that will capture you the most.

If you fancy a shorter wander then bypass the stile to the start of the Ascott Park walk and keep going – you may see some impressive fairy doors on the way – follow the path until you see a left turn to cut across a big field. This will lead you to some really cool play equipment on the green. We hear a whisper that this is going to be updated soon; in the meantime watch out for the broken slats on the wobbly bridge!

 

AT A GLANCE

Free to visit the farm. Do buy something from the Farm Shop whist you are there.
Closed Mondays
Open 9am - 6pm all other days
No booking required
Café open
Farm accessible but trail not accessible due to terrain, gradient and stiles
12 minutes from Headington roundabout
City 11
Free parking
The details

Website

The Wild Pig, Newells Cl, Stadhampton, OX44 7XJ

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