Six new piglets the stars of the show at Home Farm

Caption: Six new little piglets have arrived at Home Farm.

A popular farm in Leeds has welcomed six little piglets to its numbers.

Pippa the Tamworth sow gave birth to the cross-bred piglets at Home Farm on November 9 which is located at Temple Newsam House, and the new additions have quickly found their feet and are now strong enough to wobble about in their pen, which is located in the stable.

With the festive season just around the corner, the arrival of the piglets has already proved to be a very popular early Christmas present for staff and visitors to Home Farm, which boasting over 400 sheep, pigs, poultry and goats, along with an interesting mixture of recreated workshops and exhibitions, is a great place for the all the family to enjoy.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive board member for the environment said:

"We are absolutely delighted to welcome these lovely six new piglets to Home Farm, which already have built up a very big fan club with both staff and visitors alike!

"Exploring and finding out more about a real working farm is really interesting, and with over 400 animals on show along with exhibitions and recreated workshops, Home Farm really is a fantastic place for all the family to visit."

Notes to editors:

Home Farm offers the opportunity to explore life on a real working farm and meet some extraordinary characters. Over 400 sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry and goats are at Temple Newsam, and there is also the chance to enjoy traditional crafts or take part in demonstrations such as butter making and blacksmithing!

Explore the cobbled yards to discover an interesting mixture of recreated workshops, exhibitions and rare breed livestock, all in the original buildings, including the historical Great Barn.

Home Farm is open 10am until 4pm (winter hours) Tuesday to Sunday inclusive. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk