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Pennywell Farm

#2 of 9 things to do in Buckfastleigh Features Animals
| Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 OLT, England
+44 1364 642023
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Amazing day out

Never been to pennywell farm before but absolutely loved it, I have a 2 year old boy and he had... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Molly D
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Fun at the Farm

Pennywell is a quaint farm park. The staff are really friendly and get all the family... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reece S
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Pennywell Farm is a multi award winning attraction, the largest farm attraction in the South West. There is a different hands on activity, show or display every half hour and four farm rides included in the admission price. Pennywell is also the home of the world famous Pennywell Miniature Pigs. There is a licensed restaurant, acres of free parking and free dog kennels provided for four legged visitors. Open Feb - Oct and during December for Nativity Plays and visits to Father Christmas.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pig racing” (74 reviews)
“guinea pigs” (58 reviews)
“tractor ride” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 OLT, England
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+44 1364 642023
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never been to pennywell farm before but absolutely loved it, I have a 2 year old boy and he had such a great day, so much for them to see and do. We loved all the animals and the fact that you could feed them...More

Thank Molly D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pennywell is a quaint farm park. The staff are really friendly and get all the family involved. The interactive talks about the animals are great whether it be handling hedgehogs, Ferret racing (my ferret Flash lost to Zoom), piggy cuddles which the adults oddly enjoyed...More

Thank Reece S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable day here... drawn in by the offer of pig cuddles for the Mrs and kids! Pros.. *different 'activities' all day ( see pic) for example 'Hedgehog talk' bottle feeding goats, pig race and a kids entertainer etc. *Well spaced out areas...More

Thank PedroScott
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Pedro Very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable day but obviously disappointed by some of your comments, particularly the ones about our staff as we're normally such a happy bunch! It would be very helpful to know the date of your visit...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So much to do with the children - piggy cuddles, train ride, feeding goats, tractor ride, tortoises, chickens. Our toddlers loved it and had plenty to do.

Thank Matthew A
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the great review :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit here and it's definitely a place to take children on a day out. Greeted by welcoming staff who were informative on what was happening during our visit. There is plenty to do here and with it being spread over a...More

Thank Chappo07
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Pleased to hear that all ages had a great visit and found plenty to do! Hope that you will be back to visit us again. Thank you for the five star review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To put into perspective just how much I've been looking forward to this... We live in Bucks which is almost 200 miles away and arranged an entire weekend down in Devon for this trip! Cuddling piglets is definitely on my bucket list! I'd also like...More

Thank Elle R
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What can I say.....amazing review! 200 miles is a long way to come for a visit so we are delighted to hear that we that we didn't disappoint and that you had a great time without children. While I realise you will never be a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day here with my boyfriend and we had an absolutely great day. We travelled by bus and walked from Buckfastleigh - it's about a half an hour walk. There are so many animals to cuddle, and lots of activities that are definitely suitable...More

Thank Katie L
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Fantastic review, thank you. Always nice to hear from people who get to us via public transport as we'd love more people to follow your example. Croquet and crazy golf is often overlooked and as you say, should not be missed. Thanks again for the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot more I can add than others have already said, but we had a great time. We were throughly shattered by the time we left - we were the last guests out on the day we went. All the animals are wonderfully looked...More

Thank mcfi5dhc
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow, we are thrilled to hear that you are still having a brilliant time after 8 years and that we're still getting better. We'll have to think up something very special for next year to keep you coming back. We very much look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can i say one off the best days out with the kids ive had a must go lovely animals and the babys soo cute pls go

Thank Jamie Q
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Animal babies never fail to hit the spot! Thank you for the lovely review. It's very special for us to know that you appreciated your day out so much. Hope you'll be back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very happy clean animals and very helpful cheery staff! Lovely day out with so much to see and do. We all loved it and will definitely return. Thought the admission price and prices in the gift shop were very reasonable. The man doing the tractor...More

Thank msalisbury2016
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for the excellent review! Peter, our tractor driver is such a hit with the visitors. I will make sure that he sees this. Our happy clean animals and helpful cheery staff are delighted to know that we gave you one of your...More

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Krisztina G
When is the perfect time to be able to see/hold tiny piglets?
28 April 2017|
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Response from Nigel P | Reviewed this property |
We were there during the morning and there was plenty of opportunity, I had the impression that would be the same throughout the day, though of course it relies on a there being some young piglets being born around that... More
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Amanda I
Are dogs allowed?
12 July 2016|
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Response from balee8 |
There are kennels available, situated at the top of the car park, which you need to provide your own padlock and water. The dogs aren't allowed on the farm.
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