Indoor Animal Barn

Open from April - October


As well as a fun day out for the whole family, The BIG Sheep is a working farm and so throughout the year there are often cute and cuddly baby animals born. When looking for things to do in Devon, visiting a Devon working farm will give you a taste of Devon life.

Baby Lambs

We lamb throughout the year so you might be lucky enough to see a real life birth when you visit the animal barn. From April through to October you can join in with our lamb feeding show and bottle feed the lambs their lunchtime and evening bottles.

Visit the park from Easter onwards when we have a variety of small animals for you to meet:


All The BIG Sheep dogs on site are pure bred collies. Each dog has a role on the farm helping the shepherds run the farm or helping out with the demonstrations and shows. Throughout the year The BIG Sheep normally have at least one litter of very fluffy lively puppies born. Everyone coos over the puppies, including the staff!

Piglets, Goats, Duckings and more

You’ll make lots of new friends in the animal barn.  Throughout the year we have piglets, pygmy goats, puppies, lambs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks and ducklings.  You’ll also find our sheep maternity pen with ewes and lambs.   

The BIG Sheep animal barn is always full of greedy sheep so don't forget to buy sheep food on arrival so you can hand feed the friendly fellows. They really are the best fed sheep in the world and love the attention they get from visitors.

Pets Corner

Throughout the summer holidays the Big Sheep runs a pet corner each afternoon where you have the opportunity to get closer to the animals in a special animal handling session.  The barn team will tell you about each of the animals teaching you how best to hold them and giving you tips on how to care for them.


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What they say

The BIG Sheep is the best all weather family adventure park in the area - Time Out

Something for everyone...even 17 lasses on a hen-do !! Trip Advisor Review

We had a fantastic action filled day at The BIG Sheep and saw some very bizarre things, from cool mountain boarding to racing sheep! - BBC Blue Peter

A lot more fun than Ascot - Michael Burke BBC National News

Baa-rilliant day out! They promise you that The Big Sheep is the highlight of any trip to North Devon and they're not wrong. TripAdvisor Review