Events & Celebrations

Fun By Day: Halloween Festival (21st Oct - 29th Oct)

The BIG Sheep Annual Halloween Festival

The South West's BIGGEST and BEST Halloween Festival has just got BIGGER!!


Celebrate Halloween at The BIG Sheep with Fun By Day and Scary By Night Celebrations.

From 10am until 5pm, the BIG Sheep will celebrate the fun side of Halloween with pumpkin carving, daylight haunted house, facepainting, fancy dress competitions plus much much…

From 5pm until 10pm (Monday to Friday), come if you dare and enjoy the big sheep after dark when the ghosts and ghauls come out to play!

October Half Term School Holidays: Saturday 21st October until Sunday 29th October 2017

NEW for 2017:

Open 10am until 10pm: Monday 23rd until Friday 27th October 2017

Open 10am until 6pm: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd & Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October 2017


NEW FOR 2017: Halloween Actors

Meet our bunch of friendly Halloween actors around the park. Ask them for a stamp for your Halloween Passport - once you fill your passport, take it to reception and they will present you with a sweet treat.

NEW FOR 2017: Extended Opening Hours - Monday 23rd until Friday 27th October

Visit us on the weekdays in Halloween October half term and we're opening from 10am until 10pm! That's 12 hours of Halloween fun!

NEW FOR 2017: (Weekdays) Entertainingly Different present 'Woolly and the Ghastly Ghosts' - a Halloween Pantomime 

This October Entertainingly Different present a family friendly pantomime in their inimimitable interactive style. Time is short but songs, slapstick, silliness and surprises are a plenty in this Spooktacular show. There promises to be something for both the young and old alike in this specially commissioned Halloween performance along with a ghoulishly healthy dose of audience participation of course! The Phantomime is performed twice daily from Monday 23rd until Friday 27th October at 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

Seats at the "Phantomimes" are limited to 200 per show - RESERVE YOUR SEATS (no charge) to avoid disappointment - wrist bands will be given on arrival. 

Daylight Haunted Hayride

Take a ride on our haunted hayride, into Pumpkinville, pass our haunted mansion and our very own Halloween Church. During the Fun by Day festival, you'll see many Halloween side shows on the Haunted Hayride but none will come to life. No actors and no sound effects mean an enjoyable ride for all ages, even toddlers, with a slight Halloween twist with the Halloween props and side shows.

Arachnophobia Ride

Frightened of spiders? This one is huge! Take a challenging ride on our scary giant 8 foot spider if you dare and see how long you can last! (Our very own spider rodeo ride!)

Daylight Lakeside Train Ride

Jump aboard the BIG Sheep train but remember to duck when the train goes through the cobweb Halloween tunnel.

Daylight Haunted House

The most haunted house in Devon that no Estate Agent can sell!  Not for the faint hearted.

Witches' Flying School

Take to the skies and hold on tight to your broomsticks

Pumpkin Carving

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Meet Petunia the Pumpkin Queen, The BIG Sheep expert carver will be on hand helping children to carve their own pumpkin or to offer tips to adults on how to carve a pumpkin which will frighten off any unwanted guests.

Simon McMinnis, the UK's tope 3dimensional pumpkin carver, will be back on 23rd and 24th October. What will he create this year?

Fancy Dress with the Pumpkin Princess

Our Pumpkin Princess will be ready to have her photo taken with all our guests throughout the festival. Do dress to impress her as she will be giving prizes for who she thinks is best dressed.

Costumes and frightening accessories can be purchased in our scary shop, if you dare to visit in October.

FREE Face Painting

Our resident face painter will add to your fancy dress outfits giving you a touch of face paint free of charge. Set times for face painting will be given to you on arrival.

Singing Pumpkins

Unique to the UK, sing along with our friendly singing pumpkins.

Ghost Bust

Meet Captain Blackbeard’s ghost looking for his buried treasure.

Haunted Gallery

The scariest family portraits ever released of the Jones’s Family – you will need to look twice!

Ewetopia Indoor Playground

The BIG Sheep massive indoor play area, Ewetopia, will be decked out with all things scary and children and adults will be invited to take part in our “Horrendously Horrid Spook Hunt.” Don't worry if the ghosts keep moving the quiz clues because the BIG Sheep's Pumpkin Princess will be around to give you advice on how to out-ghoul the ghosts!

Plus ALL the usual Sheepy Fun

A whole day out of live shows, animals, rides, indoor play and family entertainment


Fun By Day: Halloween Festival


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What they say

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

Something for everyone...even 17 lasses on a hen-do !! Trip Advisor Review

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

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

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