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?

Easter Eggravaganza Egg Hunt

BIG Sheep Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA Festival Saturday 28th March – Sunday 12th 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…

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 Good Friday 3rd April to enjoy a very special holiday breakfast before taking children on a magical Easter egg hunt around the family…

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 2015 Practical Cup. The 6 sheep and their jockeys have been in secret training for almost…

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 2015 Practical Cup. The 6 sheep and their jockeys have been in secret training for almost…

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…

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 25th & Sunday 26th April North Devon’s inaugural Mind, Body & Soul Festival will take place at The BIG Sheep family attraction in Bideford on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April.  With all the…

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…

The BIG Sheep Cream Tea Challenge

North Devon’s CREAM TEA CHALLENGE HAVE YOU GOT THE PERFECT INGREDIENT TO BE CROWNED CHAMPION Sunday 30th May 2015   According to celebrity cook, Mary Berry, ‘The secret of good scones is not to handle them too much before baking, and to make the mixture on the wet, sticky side.’…

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…

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…

ABBAMANIA

ABBAMANIA 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.  An…

The Great North Devon Bake Off

The Great North Devon Bake Off We have teamed up with the Starfish Community Charity for the Great North Devon Bake Off. See creations from local professionals, amatuers and juniors proudly on display. The Bake Off Competition will be raising money for Starfish Community charity which is a North Devon…

Purple Day

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

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…

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 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?…

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…

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 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

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 May

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

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!