The Big Sheep


Visit North Devon's all weather attraction for an awesome day out for all the family.....

When you're looking for things to do in Devon, The BIG Sheep is a great day out for the whole family. With so much to offer, everyone will enjoy their day out. As well as childrens' activities there's fun for adults too. There's a brewery for Dad, garden centre and sheepy shop for Mum, and of course Mum and Dad can run wild in the indoor playground and outdoor laser guns area too!!
We look forward to welcoming you to our fun filled family attraction. Our whole team is committed to ensuring that everyone in the family is guaranteed a truly great day out at our all weather attraction.

Situated on the North Devon coast just off the A39 Atlantic Highway two miles west of Bideford, The BIG Sheep is a leading member of Devon's Top Attractions (DATA) and known as one of the best family tourist attractions in Devon.

A Selection of some of the Attractions:


Sheep Dog Trials
Watch one man and his dog and the challenge of six unpredictable sheep.The border collie was originally bred for accurately driving a flock of sheep.See how our well trained border collie dogs respond to commands from the shepherds and manoeuvre the sheep through different gateways and into holding pens.

Battlefield Live
Battlefield Live, Outdoor Combat Games is one of Devon's best outdoor activities.
Our state-of-the-art eye-safe guns fire invisible infra-red beams up to 200 metres with great sound effects.
The whole family can join in the fun and family teams can be set up to dual against each other. Parents and even Grandparents can all compete on the same playing field against one another and experience the heat of the battle. Battlefield Live is just as much fun as paint balling but without the bruises and pain, making it much safer and a friendlier game.
The game is suitable children 8 years and over. And of course adults too!

Tractor Rides
Our tractor trailer will take you for a drive around our Farm and you'll see many different animals. Keep your eyes open as some of them will hide in their natural habitat. Look out for pigs, goats, sheep and their lambs, horses and llamas to name a few.

Self Drive Tractor Track
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. Children can collect a free tractor driving certificate after their ride as a memory of their trip.

During the summer dry days our trampolines are always popular with the children. Great fun and a good way of keeping fit too! For safety reasons only one person is permitted on a trampoline at any one time.

Dizzy Ducks
Take a spin on our dizzy ducks for a quick thrill ride. The ducks can be used by one or two people, Try not to bang into each other though!

Our goats have a life of luxury here with their very own hotel called The “Goatel” The Goatel has paths and ramps to the nearby trees allowing the goats to explore. Keep your eyes open around the trees as you may see them out on a walk.

Chicken Show
Chick-o-mation is a quirkly side show at The BIG Sheep. Children and adults will both love the songs and sayings that our chicken will sing.

Sheep Shearing
Our daily shearing show combines fun and laughter with the traditional and challenging skills of sheep shearing carried out by our expert shepherds who will share the secrets the world's most versatile fibre.


Mountain Boarding
Our fully qualified ATBA instructors will teach you all they know about the extreme sport from the basics to tips and tricks for expert riders. Boards are available to hire and tuition is available to help you get riding the slopes safely.

Duck Trials
Instead of rounding up sheep the dog uses ducks. If you want to know why you will have to wait until you visit The BIG Sheep and watch the show!Help in the fun of this hilarious novelty show using African Running ducks, children and our border collie dogs. One of the favourite shows of the day for the visitors and the showmen we guarantee that this will be a highlight of your day! The children (and adults) are given the opportunity to join in with the show. They are called into the arena to stand by each of the gates and get to help the showman and the dog to round the ducks up and guide them through the gates.

The Big Sheep Race
Watch this unique sporting sheep race, place your bets and cheer your favourite sheep down the home straight. Truly hysterical, complete with jockeys urging their mounts down the 250 yard course.

This is not an exhaustive list of attactions at the Big Sheep, please visit our website (link above) for more details, Special Events and admission prices.

The Big Sheep
North Devon
EX39 5AP

Telephone: 01237 472366

Opening times: Summer Season - 1st April - End October daily 10am - 6pm.
                       Winter Season   -  Open weekend and School holidays.

Please see website for details of winter attractions and prices including ice skating.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015