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The Big Sheep.

#1 of 37 things to do in Bideford Features Animals
Abbotsham Rd, Bideford EX39 5AP, England
+44 1237 472366
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Another brilliant visit

We came here 2 years ago and loved it. It's a brilliant day out for everyone. We enjoyed the shows... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Amy L
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Fantastic

Best day out ever, enjoyed by the whole family! Staff are very friendly and very helpful. A great... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
nicky_simpson80
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Abbotsham Rd, Bideford EX39 5AP, England
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+44 1237 472366
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We came here 2 years ago and loved it. It's a brilliant day out for everyone. We enjoyed the shows, train, feeding the animals and of course the sheep race. The new rollercoaster added something extra which we all loved. There are plenty of picnic...More

Thank Amy L
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Hi Amy, thanks for a second great review and we’re delighted you came back for another FunTASTIC day out at The BIG Sheep. Rick the director of our flock is passionate about excellent customer service and empowers every member of the team to do whatever...More

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Best day out ever, enjoyed by the whole family! Staff are very friendly and very helpful. A great place to visit whatever the weather!More

Thank nicky_simpson80
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Nicky, what a darling you are for leaving a short but VERY SWEET five-star review! To be described as your ‘BEST DAY OUT EVER’ is a wonderful accolade and we are absolutely thrilled that you thought the BIG Sheep was a great place to visit....More

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

15 month old could touch, and kiss, loads of animals, the shows were all quite good, place is perfect for the 4 year old, staff were amazing, everything is on at a certain time so plan where you are going each part of the day....More

Thank Alex G
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Hi Alex, what a great review – thank you very much indeed. It’s always wonderful when our ‘flock’ get a special mention because we all work hard and are committed to taking the best of care of all our visitors to ensure they all have...More

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We visited The Big Sheep today and had a great day out. Our boys aged 18 moths and 5 had a fab time. There is plenty to do to keep you there the whole day- particularly the shows which were funny and interesting. The rides...More

Thank GLARey
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Hello Glarey – Welcome to Trip Advisor and thank you for choosing The BIG Sheep to leave your first review and special thanks for making it a perfect five-star one! Like yourselves, many of our guests find there is so much entertainment to squeeze into...More

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Visited whilst staying in North Devon. Sceptical at first on how interesting a day about sheep would be We wasn't I surprised! From the informative and funny presentations to the lovely rides and demos this is a really really good place to go! Massive soft...More

Thank KarlandCathJohnson
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello, hello, hello – when we get a review from someone who has already contributed 175 Trip Advisor posts and their five-star heading is ‘Amazing, Amazing. Amazing’ you can just imagine how happy that makes all our ‘flock.’ We are all passionate about doing all...More

Reviewed 18 July 2016

Our girls (7 & 5) nagged to go here but I was reluctant - they were spot on! We went in term time during the week, I did think entry was quite expensive, almost £60 for the four of us. We did get a voucher...More

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thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello BIG Blue in Cardiff, thanks a million for your fantastic review! Tell your girls I owe them for nagging you to come along to the BIG Sheep for a day out and I’m thrilled to learn we didn’t disappoint any of you. Great also...More

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We visited The big sheep on a lovely sunny afternoon while on holiday. I remember going and enjoying it about 20 years ago as a 12 year old myself. We visited with our 14 month old daughter who loves animals and rides. I was really...More

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thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello, thanks for coming back to the BIG Sheep for another visit to share your past experience with your daughter. We have seen a huge increase in second and third generation visitors in the past few years and have tried to develop the park in...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016

A great day had by all by myself and our party of 6 , first let me dispose of the awkward reviews about price . . .simple solution look about at other venues for discount tickets there's plenty to be found failing that book online...More

Thank jwb1976
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Hello, hope it’s as sunny with you in Ilfracombe today as it is here in Bideford! How lovely of you to point out our 20% discount is available to all visitor. As well as getting cheaper deals by booking on-line, visitors can then use the...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with grandson on holiday. He loved it! Staff work hard and are all friendly. I had a nice visit to micro brewery to try some real ales. Bought some nice gifts. Owners are really helpful. If you like animals, you'll love this place no...More

Thank Helen S
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Hello Helen – a fun day out is what we aim to give all our visitors so it’s great to read that a fun day out was exactly what you all enjoyed. Thanks for the special mention about our hardworking and friendly flock – you...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Visited today, a family group of 4 adults and 3 kids aged 9, 11 and 13, not cheap to get in as same price for everyone. Would say it is geared towards younger rather than older children although there is a combat zone for an...More

Thank Alison C
thebigsheep, Head of Happiness at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Hello, thanks for your review. I always like a review which starts with the positives and then goes into constructive mode. We LOVE every form of feedback because it inspires, motivates, keeps on our toes and avoids any complacency on our part. I wondered if...More

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Lynn R
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Response from Aimée W | Reviewed this property |
They have their own website with all info
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pinnock1
20 October 2015|
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Response from thebigsheep | Property representative |
Hi there, sorry we didn't see your question sooner. We are open from 13th February - 21st February for February Half Term. We'll have lots of fun winter attractions, including Tobogganing, Skating and our Snowboard... More
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pinnock1
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Response from ladyrider260 | Reviewed this property |
It's open during half term week and at weekends :)
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