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Pennywell Farm

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Address: | Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 OLT, England
Phone Number:
07946261744
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Pennywell Farm is a multi award winning attraction, the largest farm...

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.

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Perfect family day out

Absolutely loved PennyWell from start to finish, we went on Easter Sunday and was surprisingly very quiet, lots of animals and plenty of opportunity for cuddle time with the baby... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved PennyWell from start to finish, we went on Easter Sunday and was surprisingly very quiet, lots of animals and plenty of opportunity for cuddle time with the baby ducks, pigs and other small animals, lots of picnic area space and our door play for all ages. They offer a free return too if it rains on your visit... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out, all staff very happy and helpful!! Great activities for all young-uns!! Took a picnic and had a great time using the included rides and attending the scheduled activities!

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this farm while on holiday with our 4 and 2 year old. We all had a great time and enjoyed the different animals such as goats, sheep, ponies, pigs and much more. They also had activities such as mini golf, jumping castles, go karts, tractors rides, train rides and a maze. We ate lunch at the cafe and... More 

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear that you had a great family day out and enjoyed all the animals and activities. Hope you'll return for another great day very soon. More 

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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pennywell is a full day out but for somethings like horse riding you do pay extra. If you cut out tokens from the free paper a child goes free which is great. The tcup pigs are always a favourite of mine. Lots of free parking and lots yo do

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Thank 863heidiv
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for the fab five star review! I don't think you're alone when you say the pigs are your favourite. Great to hear you had a fun day out. More 

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69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best farm activity site we have been too. This knocks the socks off dairyworld. Staff are so friendly, pig racing is a must see. Great day out.

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Thank David F
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. High praise indeed, for which we are very grateful. Hope you will be back to see us again soon. More 

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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

lots to do from feeding animals, learning about them, riding a horse or donkey. collecting chicken eggs, pond dipping and a maze plus lots of things to get involved with including making a bird feeder. Take pack lunch or use the cafe whatever you decide for the day. collect 6 stamps for each child and gain free pass for a... More 

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Hi Jane, thank you for the great review. Three generations enjoying the day can't be bad and it's lovely that you took advantage and enjoyed so many of the activities. Hope you'll return soon. More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a day here in April with two young children. Seemed quite expensive for a farm but we were not disappointed. The children were allowed to free range and explore the park and adventure playground with ease. Plenty to keep them occupied from piggy cuddling to races, tractor rides and ferret racing. Great experience for those who may not have... More 

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Brilliant review - thank you very much! Hope you'll be back to see us again soon. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought my 4 year old daughter here for a third time as she always enjoys herself and I'm glad to say she did again. Rang late on a Weds evening and left a voicemail for the farm advising we would be coming and if she could have her name on the board at the entrance like she usually does,... More 

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of the farm. Just sorry to hear that that your daughter was so unwell on her birthday. It's great to hear that you enjoyed learning about the animals as much as the children did and Peter will be delighted to hear your nice comments about him on the tractor ride. You'll be pleased to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Pennywell Farm for the first time with our friends - 2 families with 4 adults and 3 children. None of us had been there before accept my daughter who went with a school trip and kept asking us to take her again. Finally we all went as special day out. We arrived at the farm about 11am and the... More 

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of the farm. I'm so sorry that your children were left disappointed as we do try to make sure that every child has the opportunity to take part in every activity. It can be difficult with bottle feeding on exceptionally busy days and obviously on this occasion, your children were missed. We never... More 

London
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With two children we've had our fair share of "farms" over the years and most have been a rip of with more playground than actual farm but Pennywell blew me away. We booked online and the kids got a free cuddly toy when we first arrived! Money saved in the gift shop! Happy parents! I won't lie, I thought the... More 

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

This review has certainly brought a smile to everyone's faces this morning. Thank you so much for taking the time to write in such detail and for all your lovely comments about the staff and the farm. When visitors enjoy and join in with the activities as much as you and your family obviously did, it makes our job a... More 

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