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: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Address: Abbotsham Rd, Abbotsham, Bideford EX39 5AP, UK

Donna Griffin avatarDonna Griffin
a month ago
As always a lovely visit to The Big Sheep. We were lucky to see a sheep in lambing and see the farmers support a Ewe during birth and difficulties she was having during a tricky labour. So lucky to hold the 8 week old puppies, 3 day old chick's and a baby Goat.Lots to see and do and all included in the entry price.Reasonably priced gift shop and the brewery is interesting too.We have visited so many times and will always come back.
Sara Anne avatarSara Anne
a month ago
We visited The Big Sheep with our 4 year son whilst on holiday in the area for Easter. It was still term time in the area, so some of the attractions here were not open, but it was a toddler takeover day, and our son loved it!We were also really lucky to see a lot of baby animals in the barn and bottle feed a lamb.The staff were all friendly and the craft activities etc set up for the little ones were lovely. We had a lovely time as a family. The only downfall was that it closed early at 2pm.It's cheaper to book online, but you can pay when you get there.
David Wheeler avatarDavid Wheeler
3 weeks ago
More than just sheep! Great day out. With lots to see and do my grandchildren and me loved this place. The live shows were well ran by Zoe who was entertaining and informative . Lunch was very good Cornish pasties. The sheep racing was a real fun way to finish entertainment.
Mike McGreal avatarMike McGreal
a month ago
Had a great time here with our toddler! The sheep show and duck race were very entertaining, plenty of activites to do to occupy for a good few hours, the farm animal petting area or soft play area with big slides (indoors), we're both great, we even saw some brand new lambs being born! various outdoor bits too! World famous? Not so sure about that, but it's definitely well worth a visit for an afternoon!
Dean Rondel avatarDean Rondel
2 weeks ago
The Big Sheep exceeded all expectations! With thrilling rides, adorable animals, and friendly staff, it's a perfect family destination. The park's entertaining shows make it a must-visit. We had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back.
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