The BIG Sheep
North Devon’s top awarding winning attraction where the fun just goes on and on!
If you’re looking for a great day out for all the family a visit to The BIG Sheep is a must! The famous attraction and Gold Award Winner for Tourism Excellence in SW England, is now firmly established as one of the UK’s most innovative & exciting family attractions providing wacky and unique entertainment for all the family. Our madcap show team will entertain you with hilarious and entertaining shows which include a hysterical introduction to various breeds of sheep from around the world, the world famous sheep racing, horse whispering, sheep shearing, dog and participating duck trials. New for 2012 ‘The Udder Business’ is a comical show that discovers where milk comes from and how it is turned in to delicious Devon clotted cream.
The BIG Sheep has something to entertain any age group and children and adults can burn off excess energy and play safely on a great selection of slides and imaginative soft play climbing areas, tumble towers, mazes & obstacles in our MASSIVE indoor playarea.
There are loads of fun packed outdoor activities too. For the adrenaline thrill seekers there are bookable sessions at the Adventure Centre adjacent to the park for climbing, low ropes, mountain boarding and competitive families can battle it out using state of the art eye-safe laser guns as they navigate their way through tanks, helicopters and hide outs at Battlefield Live Outdoor Combat Zone.
You can also enjoy taking a ride on our farm safari rides, hop on the magical lakeside train ride or sail around the lake in our giant swan peddle boats. Children love our pony school and are full of pride when they pick up a rosette after taking a ride on one of the BIG Sheep’s resident ponies. Our twister chair-o-planes ride can be adapted to go slower for younger children and will speed up for the more adventurous so they can feel the thrill of flying through the air. A 10 minute work out on our giant jumping pillows will leave you feeling energised and ready for a go on our fun and interactive water game, splash zone (don’t forget to you bring a towel because you are sure to get wet. To quench your thirst adults can enjoy sampling our finest real ale after they watch the beer show.
Cameras are a definite must when you visit the BIG Sheep to capture the look of sheer joy on children’s faces as they bottle feed our baby lambs and take a ride in piggy-pull-a-long shouting ‘oink, oink’ to all the sheep they see!
If you want to dine ‘Al Fresco’ you can relax and enjoy your picnic in a glorious setting and enjoy the sun or avoid the rays in our sheltered areas. Delicious homemade food, from locally sourced produce is served up in our Shepherd’s Restaurant. Bo Peep’s Café caters for those who enjoy fantastic fast food.
Visitors flock from all over the world to catch sight of our world famous sheep race which is more thrilling than a day at Ascot. This hysterical sporting event complete with sheep and jockeys will have your shouting out loud for the sheep you have placed a bet on.
After an exhilarating day out you can browse in our Sheepy Shop or simply relax with a delicious homemade scones and a great big dollop of Devonshire clotted cream.
Our visitors love The BIG Sheep and ‘Awesome’ – ‘Cool’ – ‘Brilliant’ are just some of the words the kids use to describe their BIG Sheep experience.
As well as an action packed day full of fun The BIG Sheep run a series of events throughout the year and to find out more click on www.bigsheep.co.uk
Admission 2012 summer admission prices:
Adults and Children - £11.95 each
Children under 3ft tall - £5 each
Babies under 12 months - free.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||Open daily 31st March - 4th November - 10am - 6pm.|
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VenueThe BIG Sheep
Abbotsham, Near Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5AP
Map reference: SS 423265 Lat: 51.01620 Long: -4.24961
Situated on the North Devon coast just off the A39 Atlantic Highway two miles west of Bideford, The BIG Sheep is a leading member of Devon's Top Attractions. We look forward to welcoming you to our fun filled attraction. Our whole team is committed to ensuring that everyone in the family is guaranteed a truly great day out whatever the weather.
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 11 miles (17.7 kms) from Barnstaple station
Also at this venue
Events at this venue
|Sun 26 May 2013||Meet Mike the Knight at The BIG Sheep, Bideford|
|Sun 9 Jun 2013||Worlds Largest Wellie Parade|
|Sat 15 Jun 2013||Doughnut for Dad's|
|Sun 16 Jun 2013||Classic Car Day|
|Sat 29, Sun 30 Jun 2013||Shoot for England|
|Sun 30 Jun 2013||Help for Heroes Day|
|Sat 6 Jul 2013||Wimbledon finals weekend|
|Sun 25 Aug 2013||Meet Peppa Pig at The BIG Sheep|
Self-assessed accessibility details
- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is gravel
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Is flat (i.e. without steps)
- Entrance is well lit
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
- From the entrance to reception / ticket area
- To a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- To the gift shop
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Baby changing facilities
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
- Good contrast between the floor and walls
- Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
- High chairs for children
- Children's menu
- Seating available for visitors with limited mobility
- Clear signage
- Wheelchairs provided
- Routes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
- Audible alarm system
We have one wheelchair on site to hire free of charge. Please enquire on arrival.
Some of the routes pathways are gravel based so can be bumby.