Our Rides


Here at The BIG Sheep we have plenty going on for all ages! From high speed thrills on our Rampage Rollercoaster and The Twister to our more relaxed scenic train ride around Swan Lake.

We operate on a two-season rotation so all of our rides are subject to different opening times depending on the season. Please see our opening times page for exact details.

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Rampage Rollercoaster

Rampage | The BIG Sheep

Opening Times:

Please note Rampage is closed on 19th and 20th July for annual maintenance.

  • Summer season: Open daily 11am until 5pm
  • Winter season: Closed

Please note that Rampage may be closed for your safety during wet weather

The BIG Sheep is home to North Devon’s biggest, highest and fastest rollercoaster.  At 400m long and 13m high Rampage thrills riders with high speed twists, turns and drops. Experience the thrill of the ride and try to spot other visitors on our Swan Lake or Battlefield Live attractions while you’re twisting around or even watch the Sheep Race go by!

Who can ride: Children over 90cm in height and over four years old can ride the rollercoaster when accompanied by an adult. We have a no single child rider policy on Rampage, so children aged between seven (or over 1.2 metres tall) and 16 must ride with another child or an adult.

The Twister

Twister | The BIG Sheep

Opening Times:

  • Summer season: Open daily 10am until 5pm
  • Winter season: Operates at intervals throughout park opening hours

Please note that Twister may be closed for your safety during high winds

Experience the thrill of flying through the air on The Twister. The ride is suitable for all ages however riders must be over 3ft. The ride can be slowed for our younger visitors, just ask the friendly operator who will be happy to run a ‘slow’ ride for your little one.

For those that love The Twister you’re sure to love our Jumping Pillows and Splash Zone too!

Farm Safari Ride

Tractor Farm Safari | The BIG Sheep

Opening Times:

  • Summer season: Runs at intervals throughout the day
  • Winter season: Closed

The BIG Sheep Farm Safari Ride will take you for a drive around our working farm on a tractor and trailer. The tractor ride lasts for approximately 20 minutes while the driver points out animals and fun facts along the way.

With an overhead cover the ride is great in wet weather, although bring a coat as it may be chilly for some in the wind.

At certain times of year and in different weather, animals may be hiding so keep your eyes open to spot them, anything from birds to farm animals will be along your route.

The BIG Sheep is a working farm and this ride allows you to visit a larger part of the farm that hasn’t been developed. The tractor ride will take you through traditional fields and you’ll get to see what The BIG Sheep’s original farm looked like before it was opened over 30 years ago.

Children who love tractors will love this ride. Listen to the tractor drive around the farm and if there’s time children can have their photograph taken next to our BIG working tractor.

Train Ride

Train Ride | The BIG Sheep

Opening Times:

  • Summer season: Open daily 10am until 5pm
  • Winter season: Operates at intervals throughout park opening hours

Jump aboard our train at Eweston Station in the Nursery Barn for a magical train ride around Swan Lake.  See how many nursery rhyme characters you can spot on your way around the track and keep an eye out for ducklings and our resident family of geese too.

Why not say hello to our other visitors on our Swan Pedalos as well to see if they wave back from the water!

Swan Lake Pedalos

Swan Pedalos | The BIG Sheep

Opening Times:

  • Summer season: Open daily 11am until 5pm
  • Winter season: Closed

When looking for outdoor things to do in Devon the Swan Pedalos are a great hit!

Visitors to The BIG Sheep can explore the still waters of our lovely lake aboard our majestic pedalo swans.

The stunning swans, which are 7ft long and 5ft wide with an elegant neck proudly stretching to over 4ft high, accommodate two people and can be gently maneuvered around the lake without too much effort.

If you would prefer to relax and look out for the luscious Lilies, Canadian Pool Weed, Gunnera, Reed Mace or Papyrus then you can take your feet off the pedal and let your co-pilot do all the hard work!

Piggy Pull-a-Long

Piggy Pull Along | The BIG Sheep

Opening Times:

  • Summer season: Open daily 10am until 5pm
  • Winter season: Operates at intervals throughout park opening hours

Please note that Piggy Pull-a-Long will be closed between 1pm and 2pm during school holidays in the summer season as it runs in the same location as our Sheepdog Trials. Our Piggy Pull-a-Long ride is open for under 7s.

Hop on our Piggy Pull-a-Long and let the six little pigs take you on a gentle ride around the park.  This ride is designed for little children so perfect for toddlers and little ones.

Ask the tractor driver nicely during quieter times and he may let you sit in the driving seat to have your picture taken too!

If you love our Piggy then you are sure to enjoy Ewetopia so don’t forget to stop by!

Vintage Pony Carousel

Vintage Carousel | The BIG Sheep

Opening Times:

  • Summer season: Open daily 10am until 5pm
  • Winter season: Operates at intervals throughout park opening hours

A ride just for toddlers and young children, the carousel is operated by hand meaning that the ride operator can make it turn as slow or as fast as desired by the children riding at the time.  Choose a pony or sit back in one of the swan seats and relax during your ride.

This ride even has the magic roundabout theme tune, and quite often the ride operator will sing classic nursery rhymes with the children too.

Pony Rides

Pony Rides | The BIG Sheep

Opening Times:

  • Summer season: Open daily 10am until 6pm
  • Winter season: Closed

Please note that the weather can affect the opening times of the pony rides. For example, the pony rides can be cancelled during thunderstorms for the safety of our ponies, staff and visitors.

Maybe you are thinking of taking your child to riding lessons, but you are not sure how they would react when sitting on a pony? This is a great opportunity to test the water on our very calm and safe ponies for just £1 per ride. You will be led around the horse whispering arena by our qualified equestrian staff members.

We provide the best quality of care to our ponies. During busy periods of the season we may need to limit the number of pony rides per day to ensure that our ponies health and wellbeing is not compromised.

Who can ride: Riders must be over three years old.

Tractor Driving School

Tractor Track | The BIG Sheep

Opening Times:

  • Summer season: Open daily 10am until 6pm
  • Winter season: Open during park opening hours

This is perfect for those who love tractors. Children and adults can drive their very own mini tractor around our track. Perfect for children itching to get behind the wheel and try driving themselves.

Please note this attraction costs £1 per go but don’t forget to collect your child’s Tractor Driving Certificate from the Sheepy Shop before you head home as a memory of your trip!

Electric Quad Bikes

Quad Bikes | The BIG Sheep

Opening Times:

  • Summer season: Open daily 10am until 5pm
  • Winter season: Open during park opening hours

Our electric quad bikes are a great way for little ones to try out their own mini quad bike! Pop in £1 and off you go!

Coin Operated Rides

Opening Times:

  • Summer season: Open daily 10am until 5pm
  • Winter season: Open during park opening hours

We have a number of coin operated rides around the park for little ones to take part in. Most are £1 per go and change is available from the shop or reception.

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