Indoor Animal Barn
OPEN APRIL TO OCTOBER ONLY
As well a fun day out for the whole family, The BIG Sheep is a working farm and so throughout the year there are often cute and cuddly baby animals born. When looking for things to do in Devon, visiting a Devon working farm will give you a taste of Devon life.
Visit The BIG Sheep between January and April when our barn becomes a lambing maternity unit!
If you are lucky you may even see a real life birth. A magical moment for anyone. From March 21st onwards until the end of October you can join in with our Lamb Feeding show and bottle feed the lambs their lunchtime and evening bottles.
Visit the park from Easter onwards when we have a variety of small animals for you to meet:
All The BIG Sheep dogs on site are pure bred collies. Each dog has a role on the farm helping the shepherds run the farm or helping out with the demonstrations and shows. Throughout the year The BIG Sheep normally have at least one litter of very fluffy lively puppies born. Everyone coos over the puppies, including the staff!
Piglets, Goats, Duckings and more
The indoor animal barn has various animals throughout the year from baby piglets, pygmy goats, kittens, puppies, lambs, rabbits, guinea pigs and chicks. All born on site or in local Devon schools the baby animals grow up on the BIG Sheep farm with their Mums and Dads.
The BIG Sheep animal barn is always full of greedy sheep so don't forget to buy sheep food on arrival so you can hand feed the friendly fellows. They really are the best fed sheep in the world and love the attention they get from visitors.
Throughout the summer holidays The BIG Sheep run a pets corner where you can get the opportunity to get closer to the animals in the special animal handling sessions. The staff team will tell you about each of the animals, teaching you how best to hold them and giving tips on how to care from them.