The Wellie Festival

Festival fever has hit North Devon as excitement mounts in the build up to the inaugural Wellie Festival which is being held at The BIG Sheep, family attraction from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July. As well as three days of great music, re

Festival fever has hit North Devon as excitement mounts in the build up to the inaugural Wellie Festival which is being held at The BIG Sheep, family attraction from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July. As well as three days of great music, real ale, cider, street food, camping and glamping and a host of quirky craft stalls, there will be lots of events supporting the Festival and visitors are guaranteed a weekend of fantastic Festival fun. The event kicks off at 6pm on Friday 30th June with Somerset band, The Dirty Blues and popular local band, Big Al & The Wild Strawberries. Other events will include: Festival Fun Guy Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July (10am to 6pm) Our resident Festival Fun Guy, Vaughan, will be entertaining children with magic shows, balloon modelling, fire breathing and circus skills and our resident face painter, Delightful Della will paint your face with Festival art. RECYCLE YOUR WELLIES - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July (11am to 4pm) Instead of chucking away your wellie boots when you grow out of them or when they become well-worn, why not turn them into something creative. Celia Lancaster, director of Love Art Designs, who make bespoke props and games will be running a workshop. So come along and have fun and learn how to transform your wellies into something you will love and want to treasure. There will be no charge for the Wellie recycling workshop but we will be inviting those attending to make a small donation to North Devon Hospice. Workshops will run from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July and is open to adults and children. WELLIE WANGING FOR CHILDREN – Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July (12 to 3pm) Children will be invited to take part in a fun wellie wanging competition on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July and we will be on the look-out for the child who can chuck their wellie the furthest. FESTIVAL FASHION – ROCK THE CATWALK (Sunday only) - 2pm Children, 3pm Adults On Sunday 2nd July at 3pm seasoned Festival goers are being invited to dig out their favourite festival frocks, haul on their hot pants and rock the Catwalk in their wellies. Judges will be looking for the top Festival outfit so participants need to be creative, funky and quirky if they want to win a fabulous Glamping weekend for two at Coastal Cabins nestled in between the breathtaking North Devon Coast and the pretty village of Hartland. WELLIE TUG OF WAR IN YOUR WELLIES (Sunday only) – 3.30pm Festival organiser Anne Tattersall is looking for teams of 8 to take part in a Tug of War contest with a twist as contestants will be required to tug the rope in wellies. There will be no hob-nailed boots, high heels or sneaky spikes to keep teams grounded and the soles of the wellies will go through a rigorous checking procedure prior to each tug. BEDAZZLE YOUR WELLIES FOR THE WELLIE PARADE - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July (4.15pm) Everyone owns a pair of wellies and we are inviting visitors to the Festival to give their wellies a make-over and bedazzle the Wellie Parade judges. Judging will take place at 4.15pm on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July and judges will be looking for wellie boots that combine fun, innovation and quirkiness. Entrants can decorate their wellies with fabric, paint their favourite scenes or do whatever they need to do to turn their wellie boots in something out of this world. The winning wellies will take home the coveted Golden Wellie Trophy which is being secretly designed in readiness for the Festival. Book your Festival Tickets Accomodation Accommodation can be booked by ringing the Ultimate Adventure Centre on 01237 880028. Prices for accommodation at the Ultimate Adventure Centre which is adjacent to the BIG Sheep are as followed: Camping - Adults £9.50pppn, Under 5's £5pppn, Under 2's free Campervan / Motorhome / Caravan Electric Hook-Up - £25pn (based on 2 people sharing), Additional people £12.50pppn Adventure Barns - £150pn, £180pn including breakfast, these sleep up to 10 people Friday Dirty Blueprint Big Al & The Wild Strawberries Saturday Down River The Optimistics Boogiewax 9 Yards The 5.15 Sunday North Devon Roots Band Chloe Bix & Three Reelin Bright Lights Collective Super8 For more information contact Anne Tattersall at the BIG Sheep on 01237 472366 or mobile 0797 1696192 or email Anne at anne_communicate@hotmail.com
Abbotsham
Bideford
Devon
EX39 5AP
01237 472366

Additional facilities

  • WiFi

Photo:

URL: http://www.thebigsheep.co.uk

Ticketing and entry prices for The Wellie Festival

Type Guide price
Single £0.00 Single
30/06/2017 to 02/07/201718:00 - 18:00

Road Directions

The BIG Sheep is located in the village of Abbotsham, just outside of Bideford. Follow the brown tourist signs, which can be found on entry roads in and around Bideford.

The recommended route is via the A39 Atlantic Highway, we are two miles west of the Bideford bridge.

If you have SatNav the postcode is: EX39 5AP Travelling by road: (from the North via M5) 

Leave the M5 at Junction 27. Follow the A361 signposted Barnstaple. Take the A39 signposted Bideford. Look out for the BIG Sheep flag on the A39 just outside Bideford. 

Travelling by road: (from Cornwall) 

Take the A39 past Bude signposted to Bideford. You will drive past Hartland and Clovelly. Look out for the BIG Sheep flag on the A39 just outside Bideford. 

 

Public Transport Directions

Travelling by Train:

The nearest train station is Barnstaple. 

Travelling by Bus:

The only bus which drives past the BIG Sheep is the 319 stagecoach bus from Barnstaple town centre to Hartland and vice versa. The nearest bus stop is outside the church in Abbotsham, the small village where we are based. From the bus stop the BIG Sheep is a 2-3 minute walk away. However, ask the driver nicely and they will usually stop outside the car park and drop you off. This isn't a bus stop, but the drivers are usually very good if you ask nicely.

What’s nearby The Wellie Festival, Bideford

All accommodation
All attractions
All where to eat

The Wellie Festival

Abbotsham
Bideford
Devon
EX39 5AP
01237 472366
Festival fever has hit North Devon as excitement mounts in the build up to the inaugural Wellie Festival which is being held at The BIG Sheep, family attraction from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July. As well as three days of great music, real ale, cider, street food, camping and glamping and a host of quirky craft stalls, there will be lots of events supporting the Festival and visitors are guaranteed a weekend of fantastic Festival fun. The event kicks off at 6pm on Friday 30th June with Somerset band, The Dirty Blues and popular local band, Big Al & The Wild Strawberries. Other events will include: Festival Fun Guy Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July (10am to 6pm) Our resident Festival Fun Guy, Vaughan, will be entertaining children with magic shows, balloon modelling, fire breathing and circus skills and our resident face painter, Delightful Della will paint your face with Festival art. RECYCLE YOUR WELLIES - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July (11am to 4pm) Instead of chucking away your wellie boots when you grow out of them or when they become well-worn, why not turn them into something creative. Celia Lancaster, director of Love Art Designs, who make bespoke props and games will be running a workshop. So come along and have fun and learn how to transform your wellies into something you will love and want to treasure. There will be no charge for the Wellie recycling workshop but we will be inviting those attending to make a small donation to North Devon Hospice. Workshops will run from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July and is open to adults and children. WELLIE WANGING FOR CHILDREN – Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July (12 to 3pm) Children will be invited to take part in a fun wellie wanging competition on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July and we will be on the look-out for the child who can chuck their wellie the furthest. FESTIVAL FASHION – ROCK THE CATWALK (Sunday only) - 2pm Children, 3pm Adults On Sunday 2nd July at 3pm seasoned Festival goers are being invited to dig out their favourite festival frocks, haul on their hot pants and rock the Catwalk in their wellies. Judges will be looking for the top Festival outfit so participants need to be creative, funky and quirky if they want to win a fabulous Glamping weekend for two at Coastal Cabins nestled in between the breathtaking North Devon Coast and the pretty village of Hartland. WELLIE TUG OF WAR IN YOUR WELLIES (Sunday only) – 3.30pm Festival organiser Anne Tattersall is looking for teams of 8 to take part in a Tug of War contest with a twist as contestants will be required to tug the rope in wellies. There will be no hob-nailed boots, high heels or sneaky spikes to keep teams grounded and the soles of the wellies will go through a rigorous checking procedure prior to each tug. BEDAZZLE YOUR WELLIES FOR THE WELLIE PARADE - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July (4.15pm) Everyone owns a pair of wellies and we are inviting visitors to the Festival to give their wellies a make-over and bedazzle the Wellie Parade judges. Judging will take place at 4.15pm on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July and judges will be looking for wellie boots that combine fun, innovation and quirkiness. Entrants can decorate their wellies with fabric, paint their favourite scenes or do whatever they need to do to turn their wellie boots in something out of this world. The winning wellies will take home the coveted Golden Wellie Trophy which is being secretly designed in readiness for the Festival. Book your Festival Tickets Accomodation Accommodation can be booked by ringing the Ultimate Adventure Centre on 01237 880028. Prices for accommodation at the Ultimate Adventure Centre which is adjacent to the BIG Sheep are as followed: Camping - Adults £9.50pppn, Under 5's £5pppn, Under 2's free Campervan / Motorhome / Caravan Electric Hook-Up - £25pn (based on 2 people sharing), Additional people £12.50pppn Adventure Barns - £150pn, £180pn including breakfast, these sleep up to 10 people Friday Dirty Blueprint Big Al & The Wild Strawberries Saturday Down River The Optimistics Boogiewax 9 Yards The 5.15 Sunday North Devon Roots Band Chloe Bix & Three Reelin Bright Lights Collective Super8 For more information contact Anne Tattersall at the BIG Sheep on 01237 472366 or mobile 0797 1696192 or email Anne at anne_communicate@hotmail.com

Facilities

Additional facilities

  • WiFi

Location Map

Contact