Petting farms in Devon

Petting Farms are an excellent way of introducing little ones to get up close to farm animals. Teaching them to be gentle while cradling a chick, to be careful when feeding a hungry sheep, to discover how soft a kid goat can be and how pigs aren’t smelly at all! And in Devon, there’s a wide range of Petting Farms that all the family can experience. While it’s lovely to see the children enjoying themselves, it’s also just as nice as an adult to feed the animals, stroke them, and give them a cuddle!

One of the largest indoor Petting Farms is located in North Devon at The Big Sheep. This Petting Farm is also a working farm and a fantastic theme park complete with rides, events and shows every day! Inside the nursery barn, throughout the year, lambs are being born and sheepdog puppies can be seen. There’s also a pygmy goat pen, pigsty, rabbits and guinea pigs, and chicks and ducklings to cuddle. As it’s all enclosed, the weather won’t stop the fun for you all at this Petting Farm!

Inside the barn is Eweston Station where you can jump on the train and take a ride around The Big Sheep to see all the sights and sounds of the theme park. Outside you can see, and feed, the alpacas and llamas plus see the working sheep. And daily, there are the legendary Sheep Races where you can cheer on your sheep!

The Big Sheep is the perfect combination of a Petting Farm and a Theme Park, and is located in Devon!