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Easter Eggravaganza Egg Hunt

  BIG Sheep Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA Festival Saturday 5th April –Monday 21st 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…

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.

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…

See Mike the Knight

'Be a knight, do it right!' - Mike the Knight is leaving the Kingdom of Glendragon to embark on an adventure to The BIG Sheep Family Attraction in North Devon on Sunday 4th May to see his fans. Mike is an energetic, cheeky yet bountiful young knight-in-training, driven by his passion to help…

Bubbalicious Balloon Fesitval

Go ballistic with balloons at the BIG Sheep’s Balloon Festival and let Dave Hendy, 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…

Wig Wednesday

On Wednesday 21st May, The BIG Sheep family attraction in Bideford will be donating £1 to CLIC Sargent for every visitor who comes to their attraction wearing a wig.  Wig Wednesday on 21st May is an innovative fundraising idea instigated by the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent…

Superhero Week

Dress as your favourite Superhero Character between Saturday 24th May and Sunday 1st June for our Superhero Week. The Batmobile used in the 1976 Batman Film will be here for you all week!

See Katsuma from Moshi Monsters

Katsuma has taken a short break from his latest mission on the streets of Monstro City to visit The BIG Sheep Family Attraction in North Devon on Monday 26th May and will be appearing at intervals between 11am and 3:30pm. Don't forget your camera! Park admission is FREE to annual Season Ticket Holders.

Chocolate Chomping Competition

Chocolate Chomping Competition Saturday 31st May Are you a chocolate monster who thinks they can demolish enough chocolate to sink a ship?  Does your mouth water when you walk past a chocolate counter? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then set yourself a challenge and enter the UK’s …

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…

Classic Car Day

A CLASSIC DAY OUT FOR FATHER’S DAY SUNDAY 15TH JUNE The BIG Sheep family attraction in North Devon will be hosting a classic day out for dads to celebrate Father’s Day in style this year.  On Sunday 15th June from 10am to 5pm the North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club will join forces…

Armed Forces Day

Free entry to all armed forces on Saturday 28th June.

The Great North Devon Bake Off

Can you bake a perfect pie, pasty, pudding or preserve or perhaps a champion cake?  If so, would you like to put your sensational skills to the test by entering The Great North Bake off Competition?  Newly launched Starfish Community Charity is holding the inaugural Great North Devon Bake…

See Fireman Sam

Come and see Fireman Sam on Sunday 6th July at The BIG Sheep Family Attraction. Fireman Sam will be making personal appearances at intervals between 11am and 3:30pm. Don't forget to bring your camera. Park admission is FREE to annual Season Ticket Holders.

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 11th July wearing purple and we'll donate £1 of your entry fee to the Chemotherapy Appeal.  

Scream for Ice Cream

The BIG Sheep will be hosting an ice cream “Taster” day on Sunday 13th July and will be inviting visitors to indulge in lots of luscious ice cream and vote for their favourite flavour!  Tasting will take place between 11am and 3pm and the winning ice-cream will be announced after the…

See Peppa Pig

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 her North Devon fans! Peppa Pig will be making personal appearances at The BIG Sheep at intervals between 11am and 4pm, for children and families…

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 & Super Hero Day

Come along and watch teams from North Devon’s Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service, Police Service, Coastguards, RNLI, Air & Sea Rescue and RMB Chivenor battle it out in a Tug of War Challenge to see which team will win £500 towards their own chosen charity.  Come dressed a your favourite…

The BIG North Devon Wedding Fair

Sunday 21st September 11am until 4pm Join us for our FIRST ever Wedding Fair - we'll have a whole host of local wedding suppliers all under one roof to help you plan your BIG day!  

The Big Sheep Cream Tea Challeng

  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

Excellent Visit! I visited The Big Sheep with my 2 daughters aged 3 & 8 months . We had a really good day out even though the weather was awful. TripAdvisor Review May

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

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

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!