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Address: Abbotsham Rd, Bideford EX39 5AP, England
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+44 1237 472366
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Devon's Large Attraction of the Year (2013/14), The BIG Sheep is firmly...

Devon's Large Attraction of the Year (2013/14), The BIG Sheep is firmly established as one of the UK's most innovative and exciting family attractions providing wacky and unique entertainment for all the family. NEW FOR 2016: The BIG One Rollercoaster Visit the South West's biggest family roller coaster which can be ridden by everyone over 4 years old! 400m of awesome fun, over 12m high with two lift hills and guaranteed to make you smile! Hilarious and entertaining shows include the World Famous sheep racing, complete with woolly jockeys, Horse Whispering, Dog and Duck Trials. Shepherds with a wicked sense of humor will have you laughing out loud as you are introduced to 10 different breeds of sheep who will strut their stuff live on stage to music! Children AND adults can burn off excess energy and play safely on a great selection of slides and imaginative soft play climbing areas, tumble towers, mazes and obstacles in our MASSIVE indoor playarea.There are loads of fun packed outdoor activities too. For the adrenaline thrill seekers there are bookable sessions at the Adventure Centre adjacent to the park for Climbing, Low Ropes, Water Zorbing and Mountain Boarding and competitive families can battle it out using state of the art eye-safe laser guns at Battlefield Live Outdoor Combat Zone. You can also enjoy Farm Safari rides, magical lakeside train rides, pony rides, twister chair-o-planes rides, free beer tasting, outside jumping pillows, family splash zone and a chance to feed the baby lambs are just some of the treats in store. During the winter there is a toboggan and ice skating rink too. After an exhilarating day out, browse in our Sheepy Shop and Farm Shop and find local Westcountry products before relaxing with a delicious home made scones and a great big dollop of Devonshire clotted cream.

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Took my granddaughter and she wore me out . Plenty of activities to occupy the children and as we always say if the kids like it so do the adults

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Took my granddaughter and she wore me out . Plenty of activities to occupy the children and as we always say if the kids like it so do the adults

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1 Thank Gundamuck
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep, responded to this review

Hello, I hope you have recovered from your day out at the BIG Sheep. It sounds like you entered into the spirit of fun with your graddaughter and that’s why she wore you ou! You are quite right when you say, ‘if the kids like it so do the adults’ When my children were small I was always much happier... More 

Bideford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Sheep based fun park with childrens playgrounds and attractions. Sheep and other animals can be watched. The duck trials and sheep races are great fun for all the family.

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1 Thank Nick P
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep, responded to this review

Hi Nick, great to read that you had a fun day out at the BIG Sheep and thanks a lot for leaving a review. We had a great season and it was lovely to welcome and entertain so many guests last year. Here’s to another fabEWELous year and we hope to see you again next year. Anne Head of Happiness More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Organised a birthday party here for my young son, and he loved it. Well worth the cost. Less hassle for our family, and all of the children had a great time. Particular thanks to the young lad who worked in the indoor area, as he went out of his way to make sure that my son had his friends had... More 

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1 Thank Zoe H
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep, responded to this review

Hello Zoe, how lovely of you to take the time to leave a five star review following your son’s party at The BIG Sheep. It’s fantastic to read that the birthday boy and all his friends had a good time and that you would definitely return for another visit. It was kind of you to give Trevor a special mention... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

We had been to the previous "Toddler Take-Overs" this year and both the Easter event and the Halloween event were superb. Yesterday (10/12/15) we attended the Christmas "Take-Over" and this was amazing. From the moment we arrived the staff were totally committed, attentive and enthusiastic. The lady (Anne) on the main gate was particularly outstanding making us feel so welcome... More 

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1 Thank daddio068
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep, responded to this review

Hello Daddio – Not only have you made my day but you’ve made my Christmas! It’s not very often I get a chance to work front of house at The BIG Sheep and I really enjoyed meeting and greeting all our guests at our Christmas Toddle Takeover Day. I love the sense of excitement at these events and watching the... More 

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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

The Big Sheep is a good day out for kids over 4. Book on-line and avoid the queues, then head straight for the pre-booked entrance. There are lots of different activities for the kids and live demonstrations and shows are timed so that you can see them all. Most of the activities are unsupervised, which can be a bit of... More 

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1 Thank Emma E
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep, responded to this review

Hello Emma, thanks a lot for your review and we’re delighted you enjoyed your day out with us. I think you may be referring to our go-karts which rely on adult supervision. If you come for another visit in the future, please speak to a member of our friendly flock if you have any concerns and we will always do... More 

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We'd looked at the website and it advised that the majority of the attractions were closed during the winter months but the indoor soft play was still open so we visited on a rainy day. It cost £18.50 for 2 adults & 1 child - the indoor play centre was not worth this amount! Run down and dirty. Older children... More 

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thebigsheep, All at the BIG Sheep at The Big Sheep, responded to this review

Morning, sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your visit to the BIG Sheep. Our indoor play area is normally a huge hit with our guests – with a great selection of slides, imaginative soft play climbing areas, tumble towers, mazes and obstacles. Following an extremely busy season the overall site does have a fair amount of wear and tear... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

We had really high expectations. Until we arrived and waited at least 45 minutes in the cue then eventually we walked around and went on 1 ride and the time we were there we saw about 4 sheep. It was a waste of money and time. Not a good day out at all

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Thank elliebagshaw
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep, responded to this review

Hi Ellie, thanks for the review – I’m a little confused as it states on your review that you visited the BIG Sheep during December of last year. Although we run our Christmas markets every Saturday in December we have NEVER had a 45 minute queue during this period. Our busiest time of year is August and even then the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

A really nice day out. Our Grandaufhter had a great time. Enjoyed the sheep the horses the puppies and the food. And we bought some great fridge magnets, unusual. To be recommended

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Thank Jeff K
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, a five star review from such a seasoned reviewer like yourself is high praise indeed! Many thanks for taking the time to review the BIG Sheep and especially for recommending us for a fun day out. It’s great to read that you had such a lovely experience with your granddaughter and she enjoyed her encounters with some of... More 

Devon
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40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

As a family we go there often and the children love it. You can take your own or buy food there and the food is good. They hold Wonderful events and one of the best is Halloween. Highly recommended

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1 Thank Patricia T
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep, responded to this review

Hello Patricia, many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and apologies for the delay in responding. When people take the effort to leave a review I like to acknowledge the time and effort they’ve taken by responding as soon as I can but I was away from the office for a few days and have just picked... More 

Woking,Surrey England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

A fun filled day out with the family, lot's to do when the sun shines. Wouldn't be so great in the rain. If you can get 2 for 1 offer's or use Tesco voucher's it's not too expensive.

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1 Thank Brian R
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep, responded to this review

Hi Brian, many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. At the BIG Sheep we really appreciate our guests who take time out of their busy days to write and let us know how they enjoyed their visit. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed ‘a fun-filled day with the family’ and obviously enjoyed some sunny weather during... More 

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