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The Big Sheep

The Big SheepAbbotsham
EX39 5AP
Telephone: 01237 472366


The Big Sheep prides itself in having facilities for all ages.

Voted Devon's Attraction of the Year 2013/2014 by Visit Devon!

NEW FOR 2016: Visit the South West's biggest family roller coaster which can be ridden by everyone over 4 years old! 400m of awesome fun, over 12m high with two lift hills and guaranteed to make you smile!

Whatever the weather visitors never leave disappointed! 12 hilarious shows, all with undercover viewing areas have visitors laughing out loud. Shows include sheep from around the world strutting their stuff on stage, sheep and duck trials, sheep shearing, horse whispering, lamb feeding and the world famous sheep race, an hysterical sporting event with sheep and jockeys. If you fancy a bit of outdoor play, you can bounce as high as you can on our giant jumping pillows, experience the thrill of flying through the air on our twister ride, get wet and wild in the splash zone or try your skills at archery tag.

Children adore travelling on piggy-pull-along and a safari ride around the perimeter of the park. The popular train ride around the lake never ceases to inspire visitors to have a go on the swan pedal boat.

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It may be worth checking out The Big Sheep's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact The Big Sheep before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

10am to 6pm March to 30th October
Winter 10am to 5pm
Weekends and School Holidays only
November - March
Christmas School Holidays
(Closed 25th, 26th December and 1st January)
February Half Term School Holidays 2016 from 10am until 5pm
Please call The BIG Sheep on 01237 472366 with any opening times queries!


"I'm hungry"

Shepherds Restaurant: serves traditional homemade hot and cold food. Scrumptious Devon cream teas, traditional Cornish pasties, vegetable and meat lasagnes, selection of filled baguettes, sandwiches, jacket potatoes. Selection of homemade deserts such as cakes, tray bakes and tarts. Ewetopia Indoor Playground serves hot fast food. Burgers, Chicken Nuggets, Vegetarian Bean Burgers, Bacon Baps etc. Ice Cream Kiosk also selling local ice cream.

healthy food

Healthy eating is available from both of our restaurants. More so in our traditional Shepherds Restaurant but we do accommodate where we can. Vegetarian options available in both Restaurants.

"Can I have one of those?"

Our Sheepy Shop sells a variety of gifts such as cuddly animal toys, farm books and drawing materials, adult and kids clothing, locally produced Jams, preserves, cookies, fudge and biscuits, locally produced Wines, Real Ales and Ciders and a selection of crockery.

"i need a wee"

We have two sets of Male and Female Toilets. One by our Ewetopia Indoor Playground and another in our main building. Two Baby Changing Facilities. Two disabled access toilets.

and baby come too...

Microwaves or hot water facilities in both restaurants.


"are we there yet?"

It's easy to find us: On the A39 Atlantic Highway, 2 minutes west of the new Bideford Bridge. Look out for the Flag! Public transport from Barnstaple Town Centre or Bude Town Centre is the 319 Bus. Ask the driver nicely and he'll stop right outside, otherwise it's just a 3 minutes walk from the village, Abbotsham. any top tips?

Buy Tickets online to save up to 25% off. Arrive before 12noon to watch the Duck Trials, a show where the children can get in the arena and help round up ducks!

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adults, Children, Seniors: £13.95 each (£1 discount per person in the Devon school term time)
Children under 3ft in height: £6 each
Babies under 12 months: Free
Children under 3 feet tall will be given a little shepherds card to return free of charge on future visits in 2016 after paying £6 on their first visit.
Return Admission within 1 week: £5 each
Bring a Friend Rate: £8.50 each, when entering at the same time as season ticket member.


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The Big SheepAbbotsham
EX39 5AP
Telephone: 01237 472366