The Big Sheep

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The BIG Sheep Farm & Theme Park – World famous for the BIG Sheep Race!

North Devon’s most popular Family Attraction has brought smiles and laughter to over 3.5 million visitors. The Big Sheep is terrific for tots, toddlers and teens, awesome for adults, and fantastic fun for families! Guaranteed fun, whatever the Weather!

This multi–Award-Winning Family Attraction is guaranteed to be the highlight of your holiday, with hilarious shows, including the world-famous Sheep Race, thrilling rides and Devon’s largest family roller coaster, The Rampage. You will adore the animal magic plus a brilliant selection of indoor and outdoor play, and activities to keep everyone in the family entertained all day long.

Set in 40 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, the attraction opened in 1988 to create great holiday memories. The BIG Sheep ‘flock’ look forward to giving visitors a totally EWE-nique welcome and day out.

The BIG Sheep is home to Devon’s most popular and largest roller coaster with swoops, turns and drops, full of family thrills and views across the lake and the other park attractions.

With up to ten hilarious shows, all with an undercover viewing area, visitors will enjoy the most EWE-nique events ever seen in the UK. Shows include the world-famous Sheep Race – place a bet on your favourite sheep and jockey; the Sheep Show – where sheep from around the world strut their stuff on stage; the Sheep and Duck Trials, Sheep Shearing and the Lamb Feeding show.

If you fancy a bit of outdoor play, you can bounce as high as you can on the giant jumping pillows, experience the thrill of flying around on the Twister Ride, hop on a Swan Pedalos and pedal around the lake, reach for the sky on the swing boats or steer your own tractor around the track. The younger ones and toddlers will love the gentle rides like the Piggy tractor, the Honeypot Bears, the mini bouncing pillows or hop on the train at Eweston Station and circle the lake.

Children can enjoy the magic of a real farm – newborn lambs around throughout the year, and other baby farm animals are on hand to feed and cuddle at Pets’ Corner. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture some magical moments and sheep selfies. Meet the resident animals in the Animal Barn, there are sheep, lambs, goats, pigs, puppies, chicks, bunny rabbits, donkeys and more!

Ewetopia, a massive indoor adventure play zone where children of all ages (and lively adults) can burn off some energy with a BIG choice of exciting slides, imaginative soft play, climbing areas, tumble towers, mazes, obstacles, and a Sensory Room for the babies.

The “Combat Zone” will be re-opening this year and they have also launched “Barnwood Bears” for the little ones, a NEW Woodland Playground in the woods offering loads of interactive outdoor activities.

If you are looking for a tasty bite to eat then visit The Barn Cafe serving delicious food, the best cakes you have ever tasted and perfect cups of roasted coffee. The Bo Beep’s Café in Ewetopia has a variety of fast food, cold and hot drinks, and snacks. Or, if you fancy bringing your own there’s a well-maintained picnic area too.

If you’re looking for great gigs and shows, look no further than The Big Sheep Live Events Stage. There is a lineup of BIG events, BIG festivals (like Pigstock, Here for the Music, Toddlers Fest and more), BIG sounds and a BIG atmosphere on a massive outdoor live stage.

Visit The Big Sheep all year with spectacular seasonal events for Halloween, Bonfire Night, Fireworks, Christmas Markets, and a BIG Easter Eggstravaganza.

The EWE2 Arena is a dedicated event space which hosts a range of fantastic events throughout the year including Toddler Takeovers with Jiggy Wrigglers or if you are looking to book a private event contact The Big Sheep for more details.

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How to find Us

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.

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