The Big Sheep

The Big Sheep

Welcome to The BIG Sheep, a family-friendly attraction in Bideford, Devon that promises a day of fun and adventure for everyone. This award-winning attraction is open rain or shine, offering a range of activities to keep the whole family entertained all day long.

At The BIG Sheep, you’ll find thrilling rides, including Devon’s largest roller coaster, as well as 12 hilarious, EWEnique shows with an undercover viewing area. There’s also plenty of outdoor play, including giant jumping pillows, a twister ride, a splash zone, and archery tag. For the little ones, there are gentle rides such as the Piggy Pull-Along, Tractor Safari, self-drive Tractor Track, Pony Rides, Vintage Carousel, and Swan pedal boats.

Throughout the year, The BIG Sheep also hosts fantastic events, making it the perfect destination for families looking to create great holiday memories. So, come on down to The BIG Sheep and experience a totally EWEnique day out!


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Animal-themed family amusement park with sheep racing, lamb feeding, climbing wall and gentle rides.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Address: Abbotsham Rd, Abbotsham, Bideford EX39 5AP, UK

Char avatarChar
7 months ago
Lovely day out, went on the last Saturday of half term, thought ticket prices were a little expensive for what's there. But enjoyed feeding lambs and seeing all the different sheep. Soft play was pretty good, limited table space though. There are rides available, but we didn't use them, so I'm unsure if they are an additional cost or not. We paid extra for a pumpkin (£2 – which was reasonable compared to other pumpkin picking places), and the pumpkin activity tent was nice. Its a shame my toddler was more interested in puddle jumping and leaf throwing rather than anything else there 🤦🏼‍♀️🙈. Gift shop has some quite reasonably priced products.
kyle chapman avatarkyle chapman
11 months ago
Was presently surprised by this place! – great value for money, and once in food, drink and even the shop are all reasonably priced! Staff are very helpful… your overwhelmed by sheep at the end of the day though! – dog kennels are provided! – we used them, although they're very basic, they certain do the job, and it's much better than leaving her in a tent/ caravan whilst on holiday! …… more places should offer this service.
Shirley Sheppard avatarShirley Sheppard
10 months ago
Lovely place for children and adults alike. Lots to do including feeding lambs. Sheep jockey racing. Tractor rides and train ride around site. Lots of sheep. Cows and ducks and llamas to look at inside a nice open barn. Plenty of places to eat.
Kelly G avatarKelly G
9 months ago
Great place to visit. Lots of things to do and see, including rides for big and small. The talks are worth going to, we loved the lamb feeding! It was a real experience, my son fed a lamb via a bottle. There's a sheep race, you bet on a sheep, it's all for fun, winners get a winner badge and cup. The rides were also great. A good family day out. Worth going for opening and staying until closing.Some good reasonably priced gift items in the shop too!
Daniel Warner avatarDaniel Warner
9 months ago
Great place for all the family. We went when it was raining but there's loads to do indoors. The soft play area is huge and there's a baby sensory room too. Rides, sheep racing, duck trials, a petting zoo, and much more. Highly recommended for families of all ages. 😊
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