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?

The BIG Sheep Little Face of the Year 2014

The BIG Sheep Little Face of the Year 2014 During July and August 2014 we will be running a Photograph Facebook Competition. We're inviting you to send us your favourite picture of your child or children (1 picture per child, no group pictures) We have three age groups for your child's…

See Peppa Pig

Oink Oink! Peppa Pig is returning to the BIG Sheep in 2014 to celebrate 10 years of Muddy Puddles Sunday 24th August & Monday 25th August Everyone's favourite cheeky little piggy, Peppa Pig, will be visiting The BIG Sheep in Bideford on Sunday 24th August and Monday 25th August to come and see…

Psychic Suppers

We'll be holding Psychic Supper's in collaboration with the English Psychic Company.  After enjoying a two course homemade supper in the BIG Sheep’s Shepherd’s Restaurant, guests will receive their own personal reading. Susan Pengelly from the English Psychic Company has been…

Dance yourself Fit

Join us for a weekend of fitness with Chasamaba Fitness instructor, Anthony Pendlebury and other dance fitness specialists . They will be showing you fun way on how to stay fit and workout! Get your kiddies active this weekend and join us for some fitness fun.  

Jeans for Gene's Day

BIG Sheep staff will be wearing their jeans on Friday 20th September to raise money for Genetic Disorders UK. Wear your genes and we will donate £1 of your entrance fee to the charity.

The Emergency Challenge

We want to celebrate all the Heroes we have in North Devon and are inviting North Devon’s Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service, Police Service, Coastguards, RNLI, Air & Sea Rescue and RMB Chivenor to battle it out in a Tug of War Challenge.  The team who wins will be awarded a £500 cash…

The BIG North Devon Wedding Show

Sunday 21st September 11am until 4pm Meet the finest wedding exhibitors Devon & Cornwall has to offer at this new inspiring show set in this unique location. FREE entry to the wedding show + amazing giveaways on the day!! Receive discounted entry into the BIG Sheep for you and your family on the…

The Big Sheep Cream Tea Challenge

  Sunday 28th September Calling all local Cafe’s, Bakeries and Deli’s in North Devon. Do you produce the best scone in North Devon then we would like you to enter our brand new competition to find the best Scone in North Devon.  Simply drop in 4 scones on Saturday 27th September…

Bonkers for Conkers

Are you bonkers about conkers and think you have what it takes to become Devon’s first ever Conker Champion?  If so, register now to take part in the 2014 Devon Conker Championships which is being held at the BIG Sheep in Bideford, on Saturday 11th October.

GIANT Veggie Competition

Saturday 18th October Try your hand at gardening this year and enter our GIANT Veggie Competition - we will be on the look out for Vegetables of all shapes and size for our competition.   If you would like to enter please email for an entry form

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…

Guy Fawke's Fire Works Party

Bonfire and burgers - Fireworks and Fun - Boogying and 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 the 5th of November - Bonfire and…

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 which will be on offer…

Breakfast with Santa

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 Sunday 21st December. Hot or Cold Breakfast Exclusive time with Santa…
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What they say

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

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

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

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

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!