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Family Day Out in Devon The Big Sheep

Family Day Out in Devon The Big Sheep

Family Day Out in Devon at The Big Sheep

Devon is lucky enough to have a huge variety of great days out and we recently visited one of these for the first time.  If you are in the North Devon area then The Big Sheep family attraction is well worth a trip. I am pretty sure that if we were closer this would have been a firm favourite.

We didn’t get to see and do everything, partly due to the obsessive goat cuddling, but here was what we loved.

5 Things We Loved at The Big Sheep in North Devon


Bouncing on the giant inflatable pillows.

All kids seem to love bouncing, the big pillows were lots of fun.

Family Day Out in Devon at The Big Sheep photos

Petting the goats

Given the chance the girls would have smuggled a goat out of The Big Sheep.  They were wandering around the indoor area as they kept jumping out of their enclosure.

Extremely cute, a large part of the girls day was spent cuddling the little goats. There were also lambs to bottle feed as well as llamas in the animal barn.


The Roller Coaster

A family style roller coaster, this was even calm enough for me. Of course the girls went round a lot more times!

Family Day Out in Devon at The Big Sheep Roller Coaster


The swing carousel twister

Release your inner Mary Poppins as you fly round on the twister – another favourite for all ages, a real stomach churner!

Family Day Out in Devon The Big Sheep Twister


Swan Lake Pedalos

Relaxing in a giant swan around the lake, calm and peaceful. Now that is more my kind of ride!

The Big Sheep Attraction swan pedalos

Take a look at the little video of our Family Day Out in Devon at The Big Sheep

Other Things to See and Do at the Big Sheep

– Ride the Farm Safari Train – perfect for younger visitors

– Laser tag – battle field live combat games. Race around the woods and hunt out the opposition ( I can’t believe we ran out of time for that)

– Watch the sheep dog trails and sheep shearing show

– Learn about different breeds of sheep at the entertaining sheep parade

– Enjoy the indoor play area and soft play zone

– Feed the lambs and Pets Corner

– Watch the Sheep Racing (we had to leave before that started)

– Eat cake !

The Big Sheep Attraction cool hairdo ducks
Family Day Out in Devon The Big Sheep cute lamb
The Big Sheep Attraction sheep breed parade
The Big Sheep Atrraction indoor play

What a lovely family friendly attraction. There certainly were plenty of sheep to see, as well as llamas, goats ponies and ducks. Great for the animal lovers.

On the day we visited the sun was shining, it was not too busy so there were no queues for the rides, just perfect. The girls went round on the roller coaster quite few times on their own (1.2 metres  and over 7 years old can ride without an adult).

If you are looking for a relaxed day out then this could be perfect for you. Take a look at the little video to get a better idea of what’s on offer. We didn’t get to see everything (too busy cuddling goats) but it’s a pretty good summary.

A Family Day Out in Devon at The Big Sheep

Why not plan a visit for one of these special events – for more details head to The Big Sheep’s website (click here) 

Unicorn Weekend at the Big Sheep
Pj Masks at the Big Sheep
Paw Patrol -The big Sheep event

Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post. My family and I were given free entry with our gifted ticket to the Pigstock Festival weekend. All photos and opinions are my own.

If you are looking for more ideas for days out in the West Country then take a looks at my seasonal guides and events and some of the other local attractions I have been to visit, click here.

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Whether you are on holiday, recently moved to the region or like me live here and realise that there are great places a just few miles away that seem to have passed you by, then I hope you enjoy reading this.


  1. lucy mackcracken

    Glad you all had a great time. We visited The Big Sheep last year on holidays and I agree there’s just so much to do for all ages in the family. My favourite was the duck races, so cute! #contrykids

  2. Jo

    My girls love those bouncing pillows – they can bounce for hours I don’t know how they do it! So much to see at the Big Sheep, we’ve never been we must go next time we’re in Devon. #CountryKids

  3. Karen (Stopping At Two)

    Looks like a brilliant day out Clare. My two love places like this so I will bear this one in mind next time we are in Devon. Thanks!

  4. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    I have heard of this one and it looks every bit as fun as I imagined. I love your top five things there. goats are always good value. they are one of the daily highlights here on the farm and can hastle you for more food even when they are full! I’d love to have those swan pedalos on our lake, we looked into it but the insurance company were not at all happy unless they were fully manned which we just can’t do, shame as I think they are great fun. We will just have to have a day at the big Sheep like you!

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  5. Mummy Melton

    What a fantastic day! Mini M would love something like this #countrykids


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