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?

Toddler Take Over at The BIG Sheep

Toddler Take Over Days 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 and…

Unmissable Classic Car

Unmissable Classic Car Shine & Show Sunday 14th June 2014 The BIG Sheep is hostingtheir annual classic day out on Sunday 14th June, 2014. On Sunday 14th June from 10.00am to 3.00pm the North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club will join forces with the Ultimate Classic Car weekend organized by…

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…

Farmyard Fun Toddler Take Over

Thursday 25th June Farmyard Fun on Thursday 25th June will give all toddlers an opportunity to play farmer of farmer’s wife for the day and enjoy some great farmyard games, arts and crafts and a chance to get up close and personal to the farmyard animals and bottle feed a lamb.  Toddlers…

Armed Forces Day

FREE entry to all Armed Forces on Saturday 27th June. 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.

Woolly's Birthday Bash

Woolly the Sheep celebrates his birthday!! Excitement is mounting at the BIG Sheep’s award winning family attraction as staff get ready to plan a huge surprise party for Woolly, the BIG Sheep’s giant mascot on Sunday 28th June. When Rick Turner, director of the flock at the BIG Sheep, found…

ABBA Reunion

ABBA Reunion COMES TO NORTH DEVON! Are you a ‘Dancing Queen’ and fancy becoming a ‘Super Trouper’ for an evening?’ – if so, why not ‘Take a Chance,’ and come and enjoy what promises to be one of the best night’s out in North Devon this year. …

The Great North Devon Bake Off

  The Great North Devon Bake Off We have teamed up with the Starfish Community Charity for the second Great North Devon Bake Off. Can you bake the perfect cake? Would you like to be this year’s Ultimate Champion? Why not put your sensational skills to the test be entering? Professional, amateur…

Purple Day

The BIG Sheep flock will be donning their purple clothes, wigs and anything else purple to help raise money for North Devon Hospice. Visit us on Friday 10th July wearing purple and we'll donate £1 of your entry fee to the North Devon Hospice  

See George Pig

Oink Oink! George Pig is returning to the BIG Sheep in 2015 Sunday 12th July Peppa Pig’s little brother, George, will be coming to the BIG Sheep family attraction in North Devon to see his fans on Sunday 12th July, 2015. George will making appearances at The BIG Sheep at intervals between 11am…

Clowning Around Toddler Take Over

Thursday 16th July Clowning Around on Thursday 16th July will be an action packed day with balloon modelling, hula hooping, bubbles and children can make their own clown hat to take home and face painted as a clown.  As well as clowning around all day, the toddlers will be able to enjoy The BIG…

Summer School Holidays

From Saturday 25th 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 the Gruffalo

Come and See The Gruffalo! Sunday 26th July 2015 The Gruffalo will be making appearances at The BIG Sheep at intervals between 11am and 3.30pm for children and families to say “hello”.  Don’t forget to bring your camera! General admission prices apply – Book now and SAVE…

See Peppa Pig

Oink Oink! Peppa Pig is returning to the BIG Sheep in 2015 Sunday 30th August & Monday 31st 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 30th and Monday 31st August.…

GIANT Veggie Competition

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015 Try your hand at gardening and enter our GIANT Veggie Competition - we will be on the look out for Vegetables of all shapes and size for our competition. Dave Maund from The Abbotsham Allotments worked hard in 2014 to grow this GIANT pumpkin. Can you beat him?…

Wine Man's Bluff

Enjoy a fun night with friends and sample six delicious wines from different counties and see if you can guess which of our panellists is telling the truth who is trying to baffle you with bull!   The panellist will be made up from upstanding members of the community but do you know your wine…

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 13th September from 10:30am until 2pm and help raise money for POPSI (Parents of Premature and Sick Infants) charity. £8 for a table £1 entry to the sale Discounted entry into the BIG…

The BIG North Devon Wedding Show

Sunday 20th September 2015 11am until 4pm Meet the finest wedding exhibitors Devon & Cornwall has to offer at this new inspiring show set in this unique location. 60+ Devon & Cornwall wedding suppliers. Rock the Frock Catwalk, Pop up Hair and Beauty Parlour, Live Music, Dance Choreography…

Monkeying Around Toddler Take Over

Thursday 24th September Monkeying Around on Thursday 24th September is not to be missed and toddlers will be able to make their own monkey mask, have their faces painted, enjoy some storytelling, board games and watch Disney’s much loved Jungle Book DVD. Every parent and grandparent knows just…

See Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you? Sunday 4th October Scooby-Doo is taking time off from solving mysteries and heading to North Devon to see his fans. The lovable Great Dane will be bouncing into the BIG Sheep family attraction on Sunday 4th October to check out the site for all things ghostly in time…

Halloween Hoots Toddler Take Over

Thursday 22nd October Halloween Hoots Thursday 22nd October This will be last of our Toddler Takeover Day until next year and will be full of tricks and treats.  All toddlers will be given a FREE pumpkin which they will be able to carve with the help of Petunia Pumpkin and then take it home for…

Halloween Festival

"FUN BY DAY & SCARY BY NIGHT" HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL The South West's BIGGEST and BEST Halloween Festival. Halloween at The BIG Sheep promises to be the best yet! Enjoy the happy, fun side of Halloween at the "Fun by Day" Halloween or the spookey scary side at the Scary…

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…

Christmas Farmers Markets

The South Wests largest Farmers Market with over 50 local produce stalls. Sponsored by the North Devon Journal       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…
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What they say

I haven't experienced the "nothing is too much trouble" from staff this much outside of Disneyworld. Trip Advisor Review June 2014

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

Age 8-57 had a fab time! One of the best theme parks we have ever been to - Loads to do! Lots of fun animals shows - made us laugh!

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 May

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