The Diggles, a family of hedgehogs, are too afraid to leave their burrow just in case The Big Human People should hurt them or destroy their cosy little house. However, they have run out of food, so Barney and Hettie Diggle decide to brave the outside world to collect food for their family. They are surprised to find all their animal friends out of isolation, wandering around the village. Where have all The Big Human People gone? It is not until they have a small gathering with their animal friends that they find out.