Events & Celebrations

The BIG Sheep hosts some of the biggest and best events and festivals in Devon. The South West’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt, The South West’s Largest Halloween Spectacular Festival, One of the best Fireworks and Bonfire Nights in North Devon and the South West’s Largest Christmas Farmers Markets.

When you’re looking for things to do in Devon and Devon events or Festivals the BIG Sheep love an excuse to celebrate and you will find almost every season celebrated at the BIG Sheep.

Explore the events and festivals at The BIG Sheep in the list below and read more about each individual event festival.

What's coming up at The Big Sheep?

February Half Term School Holidays

HALF TERM FUN & FROLICS AT DEVON’S FRIENDLIEST FAMILY ATTRACTION LAMBING LIVE – RIDES – ATTRACTION - SHOWS February Half Term – Saturday 13th   – Sunday 21st  Feb Half term is when the swotting season ends and hardworking pupils can swap classrooms and lessons…

Mothers Day

Free Entry to the BIG Sheep for all Mums when accompanied by a full paying child. Make a special gift for mum in our FREE craft workshops between 11am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday in our indoor play area.

The BIG North Devon Wedding Show

Sunday 13th March 2016 11am until 3pm Meet the finest wedding exhibitors Devon & Cornwall has to offer at our annual wedding show set in this unique location. 60+ of Devon & Cornwall's TOP wedding suppliers. Rock the Frock Catwalk organised by Budeiful Brides, Pop up Hair and Beauty…

Toddler Take Over Days at The BIG Sheep

Toddler Take Over Days 2016 at The BIG Sheep Every parent and grandparent knows just how much energy a young toddler can burn up, leaving you feeling exhausted at the end of a day.  So if you want your toddler to enjoy something stimulating, imaginative and energetic then book a date in your diary…

Easter Toddler Takeover Days

Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, & Thursday 24th March NEW TIME: 10am - 2pm Toddler Take Over Easter Specials Limited to 250 people per date Celebrate Easter at the BIG Sheep on our Toddler Takeover Days dedicated to fun with toddlers and babies! The BIG Sheep run a 2 week Easter Egg Hunt at the park…

Easter Eggravaganza Egg Hunt

BIG Sheep Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA Festival Thursday 24th March – Sunday 10th April Don’t worry if the Easter Bunny forgets to deliver eggs this Easter because the BIG Sheep, at Bideford, North Devon will have enough chocolate eggs hidden throughout their world famous family attraction to share…

Easter Lambing

Lambs expected during February Half Term Holidays and Easter Easter at the BIG Sheep is an exciting time of year with lots of lovely lambs arriving to celebrate the advent of spring. Kid goats and piglets are also likely to arrive during Easter. Join in at the bottle feeding shows (running twice daily)…

Enjoy a Family Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at The BIG Sheep

HOP OVER TO THE BIG SHEEP FOR AN EGGSELLENT BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY! A GIANT Easter bunny will be making a special appearance at the BIG Sheep family attraction on Easter Monday 28th March to enjoy a very special holiday breakfast before taking children on a magical Easter egg hunt around the…

BIG Sheep Grand National

A highlight in our sheep race calendar. While many racers are competing in the British Grand National our favourite competiters; Red Ram, Wooly Jumper and Little Pullover to name a few will be battling out for the 2016 Practical Cup. The 6 sheep and their jockeys have been in secret training for almost…

St George's Day

Anyone with the name George or Georgina is admitted free of charge to help celebrate St George's Day! George's or Georgina's must be accompanied by a full paying adult or child.

North Devon Mind, Body and Soul Festival

North Devon’s Mind, Body & Soul Festival EWE2 Arena at The BIG Sheep Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April North Devon’s second Mind, Body & Soul Festival will take place at The BIG Sheep family attraction in Bideford on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April.  With all the pressures…

See Marshall from Paw Patrol

Marshall from PAW Patrol is making his debut visit to The BIG Sheep! Sunday 1st May Marshall from PAW Patrol will be making his first visit to The BIG Sheep on Sunday 1st May, to see his North Devon fans! Marshall will be making appearances at The BIG Sheep at intervals between 11am and 3.30pm, for…

The All Things Vintage & Lovely Show

Enjoy a rip roaring Vintage day out! Step back in time by joining Miss Ivy and her team at The Big Sheep, Abbotsham for The 'All Things Vintage & Lovely’ Show on Saturday 7th May between 10.30 - 4.30. It’s the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and take a break from the hustle…

Go Ballistic For Balloons

Go ballistic with balloons at the BIG Sheep’s Balloon Festival and let Vaughan, our resident balloon expert entertain you with his humor, mischief and incredible artistic ability to produce mind boggling entertainment which will have you dumb with amazement and shaking with laughter whatever your…

Superhero Weekend

Dress as your favourite Superhero Character between Saturday 28th May and Monday 1st June for our Superhero Week. We'll have the Batmobile from the 1989 Batman Movie, directed by Tim Burton starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. You'll be able to have a picture with this half size replica…

Classic Car Day

Unmissable Classic Car Shine & Show Sunday 12th June 2016 The BIG Sheep is hosting their 6th annual classic day out on Sunday 12th June, 2016. On Sunday 12th June from 10.30am the North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club will join forces with the Ultimate Classic Car weekend organized by Serious…

Fathers Day

Dad's visit for FREE when accompanied by 1 full paying child under 16 on Fathers Day. Are you struggling to think of an imaginative present to buy Dad this Father’s Day? Look no further, as The BIG Sheep in Bideford, has got the perfect ingredients for an extra special Fathers Day this year…

Armed Forces Day

FREE entry to all Armed Forces on Saturday 25th June 2016. Enjoy a day out with your family on us, to say a BIG thank you. Please provide some ID upon arrival. FREE entry for immediate family, this includes children and spouses. ARMED FORCES BATTLEFIELD SPECIAL We are giving all members of the armed…

Woolly's Birthday Bash

Woolly the Sheep celebrates his birthday!! Celebrate with Woolly, the BIG Sheep's favourite sheep's birthday on Sunday 26th June Excitement is mounting at the BIG Sheep’s award winning family attraction as staff get ready to plan a huge birthday party for Woolly, the BIG Sheep’s…

Purple Day

The BIG Sheep flock will be donning their purple clothes, wigs and anything else purple to help raise money for The Special Care Baby Unit Visit us on Friday 8th July wearing purple and we'll donate £1 of your entry fee to the The Special Care Baby Unit at Barnstaple Hospital  

Nearly New Baby and Toddler Sale

Do you have unused or outgrown clothes or toys? Join our Nearly New Baby and Toddler sale on Sunday 10th July from 10:30am until 2pm and help raise money for Friends of St Helen's School £7 for a table £1 entry to the sale Discounted entry into the BIG Sheep, if you make a purchase!!…

Majorettes Day

The BIG Sheep Majorettes Competition! Sunday 17th July As well as all the usual BIG Sheep fun, on Sunday 17th July, you'll be able to watch 4 troupes compete in superb choreographed dance routine they will have practiced for the past 6 months. See the skillful Baton Twirling and fun Pom Pom Displays.…

Summer School Holidays

From Saturday 23rd July, Devon is offically on HOLIDAY! With 6 whole weeks of fun with the family, we want you to add a day out at The BIG Sheep to your summer intinery. With lots of summer attractions to enjoy whatever the weather brings we hope you and your family and join us! Watch our website for…

See Peppa Pig

Oink Oink! Peppa Pig is returning to the BIG Sheep in 2016 Sunday 28th August Everyone’s favourite cheeky little piggy is back by popular demand and will be visiting The BIG Sheep, Devon’s official top attraction on Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August. Peppa Pig will making be appearances at…

Scream for Ice Cream

FREE ICE CREAM FOR OUR FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS The BIG Sheep will be hosting an ice cream “taster” day on Saturday 11th September for our Social Media Friends and Followers. To grab yourself a FREE Ice Cream, all you need to do is show our ice cream attendants that you "Like us"…

The BIG North Devon Wedding Show

Sunday 25th September 11am until 3pm Meet the finest wedding exhibitors Devon & Cornwall has to offer at our annual show set in this unique location. 60+ Devon & Cornwall wedding suppliers. FREE entry to BRIDE and GROOMS visiting the wedding show + amazing giveaways on the day!! FREE Entry…

North Devon Kickboxing Championships

Saturday 1st October - From 10am North Devon Kickboxing Club will be joining us on Saturday 1st October for their annual Championships! See them compete with clubs from around North Devon. Come along to show your support or to learn more about Kickboxing as a hobby. Plus... you'll get to enjoy all…

Wine Man's Bluff

ARE YOU A WINE BUFF – OR A WINE BLUFFER Who would you trust? A distinguished panel has been assembled for the popular Wine Man’s Bluff event which will take place at The BIG Sheep’s EWE2 arena on Saturday 8th October at 7.00pm.  Based on the premise of the popular TV show ‘Call…

Fun by Day Halloween Festival

The N0.1 Daytime Halloween Festival the WHOLE family can enjoy!        ​     "FUN BY DAY" HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL October Half Term School Holidays: Saturday 22nd October until Sunday 30th October 2016 10am until 6pm Daily    …

Bonfire Fire Works Party

Bonfire & Burgers - Fireworks & Fun - Boogying & Bopping! Special Toddler Firework display earlier in the evening at 6pm     Doors open at 5pm Junior Fireworks - 6pm Bonfire Lit at 7pm Main Fireworks at 7.45pm Indoor Playground closes at 9:30pm Remember, remember…

Christmas Farmers Markets and Craft and Gift Fair

Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th & Wednesday 21st December 9am - 1pm FREE ENTRY Free range turkeys, organic meats, sprouts on stalks, cheeses, cakes, puddings, biscuits, fudge, chocolate, bread, fish and Christmas trees are just some of the delights which will be on offer at the South West’s BIGGEST…

Woolly's Wonderland

Weekends from 3rd December and Daily from 17th - 24th December Santa’s elves have being beavering away day and night at The BIG Sheep adding their very own Christmas creativity to bring the magic of Christmas to everyone who visits.  Clicking their magical fingers, the elves haven’t…

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday 18th December & Monday 19th December = 9:30am Breakfast Christmas is a magical time of year for all children so why not sprinkle that extra bit of magic and make this Christmas even more special by treating the children in your life to Breakfast with Santa at the BIG Sheep in Bideford on…
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