What to explore across THE PIGs this Easter

Our local favourites for putting a spring in your step

PIG Local Patch (5)

THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay

When you wander down from our house to Harlyn Bay beach, not only will you be met with a 6-mile stretch of golden sands and wild surf, but you’ll also spot a distinctive, cosy hut on these shores (with a difference!). Saunas by the Sea is a private sauna hut where you can watch the waves from the cosy warmth from indoors after a refreshing sea swim.

As a PIG guest, you’ll get a 15% discount when you book your space in the sauna. Simply head down to reception to find out how to book.

Discover more things to do around our patch in Cornwall

THE PIG

Whether you pull on some wellies or gear up on two wheels, there are so many wonderful places to explore in the New Forest. At this time of year, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in nature, and really feel like spring has arrived, than by meandering through the circular Tall Trees Trail.

Roughly 2 miles long, this gravelled path will guide you through towing firs and redwoods… and plenty of great places to stop for a picnic. We can even send you on your way with some delicious Piggy Bits and treats to nibble.

Discover more things to do around our patch in Brockenhurst

THE PIG-on the beach

Less than 5 miles from our higgledy-piggledy manor house , Durlston Castle and Country Park is nestled atop the Jurassic Coast cliffs – and it’s a great day out, whether you bring the gang or explore solo.

There are plenty of stunning walks and trials within the country park, but we recommend wandering up to the Castle (fun fact: The Globe at Durlston Castle was carved by hand by local hand masons. It was eventually put into place using hand pulleys and a lot of elbow grease!).

Discover more things to do around our patch in Dorset

THE PIG-near Bath

When April showers show up, head to St Nicholas Markets (or, as it’s better known, St Nick’s Market) – a maze of over 60 quirky stalls, delicious street food and historic architecture in the heart of the old city of Bristol, just 40 minutes away.

There’s something different to see and snuffle every week… from the daily indoor market to the fortnightly farmers’ and producers’ market, and the street food market to the Bristol indies’ market. We recommend checking the website for opening times so you can make the most out of your visit.

Discover more things to do around our patch in Somerset

 

THE PIG-at Combe

Set alongside us by the River Otter in East Budleigh is Otterton Mill – one of Devon’s oldest working mills and one of the UK’s oldest businesses. Still milling their own flour and making their own bread, Otterton Mill is a must-see if you want to dive into some of Devon’s history.

After indulging in some of Devon’s best scone (cream first, then jam!) take a peek into their little farm shop where you can purchase produce from the local area, including their own milled flour. If you’re anything like us, milling around (sorry!) a farm shop is the ultimate way to while away a lovely spring afternoon.

Discover more things to do around our patch in Devon  

THE PIG-in the wall

Just a short walk from our city-centre bolthole, you’ll find the SeaCity Museum, packed to the rafters with a huge array of artefacts sourced from our city’s maritime, from models and costumes to artworks and photographs.

Our team love the museum for its interactive attraction, the Titanic exhibit – an immersive story of RMS Titanic, featuring recorded messages of its passengers from the fateful night, original objects from onboard the world-famous ship and an interactive model of Titanic. It’s a perfect day out for families (and for anytime you need to keep entertained over rainy Easter days!). 

Discover more things to do around our patch in Southampton

 

THE PIG-in the South Downs

Our team highly recommend visiting Knepp, a stunning 3,500-acre sanctuary that has been protecting endangered species such as nightingales, turtle doves and purple emperor butterflies, through their rewilding project for over 20 years! The diversity of wildlife that now call Knepp their home is mind-blowing. Herds of old English longhorn cattle, Tamworth pigs, Exmoor ponies and red and fallow deer wander the landscape, their disturbance shaping the water meadows, shrubland and wood pasture, creating new habitats for wildlife.

With so many public footpaths to roam, projects to see and a delicious kitchen to grab a bite at, it’s a great place to visit for couple as well as young families with children.  

Discover more things to do around our patch in West Sussex

THE PIG-at Bridge Place

If you’re sleeping over at our most easterly PIG, you’re just a 27-mile drive from one of our favourite hidden gems: Gusbourne Estate. This picturesque winery is home to tasting rooms, vineyards and apple orchards (not to mention, brilliant still and sparkling English vintage wines).

There’s plenty to do and see whether you’ve got 30 minutes or a full day to spare... in fact, our team wrote a blog post on their experience visiting last summer. Check it out for their top recommendations.

Discover more things to do around our patch in Kent 

Have you been to any of these places before – or do you have some hidden gems of your own to share? We’d love to see them! Share your PIG-experience with us this spring through photo posts, video posts, or stories on Instagram or TikTok.

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