An award-winning micro pig farm in Amersham is in the process of making improvements that will enhance inclusivity and customer experience.
Kew Little Pigs offers hands-on experiences for visitors, giving them the chance to pet and play with the animals.
Construction has now begun on a new barn at the farm, which will not only expand office space and improve staff facilities, but also transform the farm’s potential for welcoming customers. It is expected to be completed in December.
Owner Olivia Mikhail said: “It’s going to be a gamechanger! During the winter when it’s cold and wet, we will be able to host parties inside the new barn and bring the pigs to them. When the weather is bad, it can be difficult for disabled visitors, and we want to be more inclusive. We’re including a specialised path to ensure it’s accessible for all.”
The farm currently has 46 pigs, with a litter of piglets on the way.
Olivia, who won Business Woman of the Year 2021, has seen her business flourish since it first launched in 2011. In September, Kew Little Pigs received their latest award, winning Pig Farm of the Year at the South England Prestige Awards.
She said: “My daughter Eva watched Babe every night when she was four and really wanted a pig. I said ‘Let’s look into it’, and it all progressed from there.”