The Kew Little Pigs journey has been one of trials and tribulations and would not have amassed the amount of success achieved today if it were not for the support of our loyal followers, friends, fans and incredible staff.
From humble beginnings in Olivia's back garden, the Kew Little Pigs brand has grown into an award nominated business situated in the historical market town of Amersham, Bucks.
This was our first ever offsite booking at The Royal Star and Garter Care Home in Richmond ten years ago.
Olivia and Amy at our Chobham Field, Surrey in 2012.
Olivia with Nick Jenkins at our stand at the Family Pet Show in Manchester in 2016.
In 2019, we became award finalists in the Best Business Women Awards for Best Business and Most Inspiring Women in Business.
What a year 2020 was! Challenges aside, there were great success stories in 2020.
We had a record year for pig sales. Our nine litters sold in record time to wonderful customers who have provided their new pigs with incredible new homes.
Early in the year, we built our international quarantine facility for global export, successfully shipping some of our pigs to start their new lives on a beautiful farm in the mountains near Tokyo. Yesterday we completed our second export to Japan - scroll down to see their journey so far.
We welcomed new staff, expanded our merchandise range, wrote a new book, gained our animal activities licence, contributed to a podcast with Lord Blunkett and staff took part in lots of training including First Aid, Type 1 & 2 Animal Authorisation License and more. Our lockdown Piglets Tiny Tim & Tina have their own Instagram page, becoming the official KLP show pigs attending private parties and school visits.
It really goes to show how much can be achieved through hard work and dedication.
Tiny Tim & Tina at Davenies School, Beaconsfield.
Sadly, the KLP farm gates will now be closed until further notice. We will not be taking any new bookings until 1st April and all bookings throughout lockdown will be rebooked. We hope to reopen again in March for rebookings, just in time for our spring litters! Nina and Jill are both in pig and their litters are due in February (don't forget to send in your piglet predictions)!
The pigs will be so happy to see you all again. In the meantime, we will be at the farm everyday looking after them and giving them as many cuddles as we can.
We will be continuing our weekly Saturday Lives!
This time, not only will our lives be on Facebook, we will also be going live from Instagram and YouTube over the next few weeks.
This week we reached 1000 subscribers on YouTube!! Our channel is full of ten years of fantastic videos. If you haven't subscribed already, please click here.
Our merchandise and piglet sales are just about keeping us afloat during these crazy times, and we have some fantastic offers that we'd like to share with you.
After the success of the first lockdown, we are bringing back our HALF PRICE Bronze Adoption Packages.
For just £52.99, you could adopt Mia, Gizmo, Rosie-May or Tiny Tim & Tina for a year, including a visit to the farm for 2, AND you will also receive a KLP Hoodie (worth £16.99)
Six of our pigs flew to Japan yesterday to start a new life at a beautiful farm in Hiroshima! This is our second international export and after years of planning, we are pleased to say the pigs have arrived to Tokyo airport. We have the UK's first and only dedicated miniature pig quarantine facility on our farm. The pigs quarantined for a month before flying and then off they went yesterday! We worked with vets and airlines to ensure the pigs travelled safely.
Click here for a short video to show you their journey so far!
Mia's litter born at the end of November are all doing well. 5 piglets out of the 7 have been sold and will be moving to their new homes at the end of January.
And we have TWO more litters due in February. Nina and Jill are both in pig with resident stud Milo. We are now taking deposits on their litters which will be ready to be rehomed at the beginning of April - just in time for the Easter holidays!
plus a FREE Comprehensive Guide to Pig Keeping Course for 2 people (worth £144) This course can be done via Zoom during lockdown.
If you're interested in purchasing our piglets, please fill out our enquiry form and we will be in touch.
We were so thankful to everyone who donated during the first lockdown to raise money to feed our pigs. Now we are closed for the third time in 10 months, we need to reach out and ask for some more support. We have set up a Go Fund Me fundraising account again to raise money to feed our pigs!
Any funds raised will go towards the animals' feed - some of you would have seen our regular trips to the supermarket for fruit and vegetables last time. If you are able to help this time round, the pigs would be forever grateful.
Thank you to everyone for your loyalty and support. Our followers have been amazing over the past year and this has given us the encouragement that has been needed when our motivation has been at it's lowest.