The Big Sheep Meet The Animals

Meet The Animals 

BIG love and BIG cuddles await when you meet The Big Sheep animals. Get up close and personal with our friendly farm animals at our petting farm! Cuddle a puppy, meet a newborn lamb, see day old chicks and more at our petting farm!

A happy boy holding a little lamb

“throughout the year WE often HAVE cute and cuddly baby animals being born”

A little fluffy chick

The BIG Sheep is an amazing, thrilling day out BUT, did you know, it’s also a working farm?

Throughout the year there are cute and cuddly baby animals being born for you to come and say hello to. It’s the perfect way to sample Devon farming life at our petting farm!

We lamb throughout the year, and you might even get to witness the magic of  a real life birth when you visit our Nursery Barn. Make sure to keep checking in on our Lambcam.

During the summer season you can visit our Lamb Feeding Show and help us by bottle feeding the lambs their lunchtime and evening bottles.

Nursery Barn

The Nursery Barn
A little girl in Halloween costume petting a newborn lamb
Newborn Lambs

Newborn Lambs At Halloween

Have you ever seen a new born lamb? Well you could at our maternity unit!

We lamb all year round so any visit could be even more magical for you.

Check our Lambcam before your visit!

A member of staff holding a puppy
Puppies

Puppies

Awww! We also have litters of our pure bred collies throughout the year. They are gorgeous fluffy puppies that love meeting our visitors at our petting farm. Even the staff go all gooey with them! They are all bred to be working dogs and each dog has a role, helping the shepherds run the farm or helping out with the demonstrations and shows. 

Piglets suckling
Mother duck and ducklings

Piglets, Goats, Ducklings and More

You’ll make lots of new friends in the animal barn. Come along to visit our petting farm and you can get up and close with all of our friendly animals. Throughout the year we have piglets, pygmy goats, puppies, lambs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks and ducklings. You’ll also find our sheep maternity pen with ewes and lambs. Don’t forget to visit our shows to get the chance to bottle feed the lambs in our petting farm.

Children feeding a greedy lamb
Greedy Sheep

Greedy Sheep

Wonder why that sheep is following you with a glint in her eye?

The BIG Sheep animal barn is always full of greedy sheep that will think that you have food with you!

You can buy some food on arrival to The BIG Sheep so you can have the chance to hand feed the friendly fellows. They really are the best fed sheep in the world and love the attention they get from visitors.

Green animal silhouettes

The Big Sheep Animal Ramble

Did you know that The BIG Sheep was (and still is!) a working Devon farm, meaning our BIG Sheep animals are at the heart of everything we do. All of our animals love fuss and attention so we’ve opened up our farm track for you to RAMble around and say hello up close and personal to pet them.

Please be aware this is a working farm track and, as such, is uneven in places and unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. We do not allow dogs on site.

Alpacas in a field
Pig

Opening up the track allows you to say a BIG hello and see our BIG Sheep animals in a safe way, ensuring social distancing at all times. You’ll be able to stroll around the track and say hello.

What Animals Will I See At The Big Sheep?

It’s not just all about the sheep at The BIG Sheep, althought they think so!, during your RAMble walk you’ll meet sheep and goats as well as see our alpacas, llamas and pigs. There may even be a few new additions you haven’t seen before.