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The BIG Sheep hosts some of the biggest and best events and festivals in Devon. The South West’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt, The South West’s Largest Halloween Spectacular Festival, One of the best Fireworks and Bonfire Nights in North Devon and the South West’s Largest Christmas Farmers Markets.

When you’re looking for things to do in Devon and Devon events or Festivals the BIG Sheep love an excuse to celebrate and you will find almost every season celebrated at the BIG Sheep.

Explore the events and festivals at The BIG Sheep in the list below and read more about each individual event festival.

What's coming up at The Big Sheep?

February Half Term

LAMBING LIVE – RIDES – ATTRACTION - SHOWS Open Daily - Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th February 2018 Half term is when the swotting season ends and hardworking pupils can swap classrooms and lessons for a timetable full of fun and frolics.  Children who come along to the BIG Sheep’s…

The BIG North Devon Spring Wedding Show

Sunday 4th March 11am until 3pm Pre-register now  Meet the finest wedding exhibitors Devon & Cornwall has to offer at our annual show set in this unique location. 60+ Devon & Cornwall wedding suppliers. FREE entry to BRIDE and GROOMS visiting the wedding show + amazing giveaways on…

Easter Egg Hunt

BIG Sheep Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA Festival Friday 30th March until Sunday 15th April Please note: Eggs are subject to availability. Don’t worry if the Easter Bunny forgets to deliver eggs this Easter because the BIG Sheep, at Bideford, North Devon will have enough chocolate eggs hidden throughout…

Easter Lambing

Lambs expected during February Half Term Holidays and Easter Easter at the BIG Sheep is an exciting time of year with lots of lovely lambs arriving to celebrate the advent of spring. Kid goats and piglets are also likely to arrive during Easter. Join in at the bottle feeding shows (running twice daily)…

North Devon Mind, Body and Soul Festival

North Devon’s Mind, Body & Soul Festival Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April 2018 North Devon’s third Mind, Body & Soul Festival will take place at The BIG Sheep family attraction in Bideford on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April.  With all the pressures of modern life it’s…

Charity Fight Night 2018

Saturday 28th April Doors & Bar Open @ 6pm - First Fight @ 7pm Raising Money for Cardiac Risk in the Young Tickets £15 each or Family Tickets for 2 adults & 2 children: £50 (£18pp on the door) Charity variety fight night including Boxing, Kickboxing and K1. In aid of Cardiac…

Meet Rex The T-Rex

Meet Rex The T-Rex & His Baby Dinosaurs Prepare to see and hear Rex as he runs havoc on Sunday 6th May. Rex is a 8ft tall, 17ft long T-Rex. Rex moves his head, eyeing up his prey; his eyes blink, his tail rocks viciously from side to side and when he opens his mouth, boy oh boy will you hear…

Pigstock 2018

Pigstock is on the move…to a field adjacent to The BIG Sheep! For all Pigstock enquries please contact:  pigstockfestival@gmail.com  

Fathers Day

Dad's visit for FREE when accompanied by 1 full paying child under 16 on Fathers Day. FREE ENTRY FOR DAD VOUCHER Are you struggling to think of an imaginative present to buy Dad this Father’s Day? Look no further, as The BIG Sheep in Bideford, has got the perfect ingredients for an extra special…

Armed Forces Day

FREE entry to all Armed Forces on Saturday 30th June 2018 Enjoy a day out with your family on us, to say a BIG thank you.FREE entry for immediate family, this includes children and spouses Please provide some ID upon arrival. Veterans welcome when ID is presented. Spouses can still enjoy a FREE…

See Catboy from PJ Masks

Catboy from PJ Masks will be making his debut  to The Big Sheep! Sunday 1st July Catboy will be making personal appearances at intervals between 11am – 3.30pm, for children and families to say “hello”.  Don’t forget to bring your camera! General Farm admission prices…

See Marshall from PAW Patrol

Marshall from PAW Patrol is making another visit to The Big Sheep! Sunday 26th August The heroic pup is returning to The Big Sheep to see his North Devon fans! Marshall will be making personal appearances at intervals between 11am – 3.30pm, for children and families to say “hello”. …

The BIG North Devon Autumn Wedding Show

Sunday 23rd September 2018 11am until 3pm Pre-register now  Meet the finest wedding exhibitors Devon & Cornwall has to offer at our annual show set in this unique location. 60+ Devon & Cornwall wedding suppliers. FREE entry to BRIDE and GROOMS visiting the wedding show + amazing giveaways…

Halloween Festival: Fun By Day, Scary By Night

The BIG Sheep Annual Halloween Festival The South West's BIGGEST and BEST Halloween Festival has just got BIGGER!!     Watch this space for information on our 2018 Halloween Festival. Below is our spooks and haunts from 2017... As well as our piggy tractor ride, vintage carousel,…

Bonfire Fire Works Party

BONFIRE NIGHT! Special Toddler Firework display earlier in the evening        Doors open at 4pm Junior Fireworks - 6pm Bonfire Lit at 7pm Main Fireworks at 7.45pm Indoor Playground closes at 9:30pm FREE Park and Ride from Atlantic Village to The BIG Sheep  We are working with…

Christmas Food and Craft Markets

​Saturday's 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December 9am - 1pm FREE ENTRY (into the market only) Free range turkeys, handmade gifts, organic meats, sea glass gifts, sprouts on stalks, cheeses, cakes, fudge, handmade jewellery and Christmas trees are just some of the delights which will be…
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What they say

Baa-rilliant day out! They promise you that The Big Sheep is the highlight of any trip to North Devon and they're not wrong. TripAdvisor Review

Age 8-57 had a fab time! One of the best theme parks we have ever been to - Loads to do! Lots of fun animals shows - made us laugh!

We had a fantastic action filled day at The BIG Sheep and saw some very bizarre things, from cool mountain boarding to racing sheep! - BBC Blue Peter

A lot more fun than Ascot - Michael Burke BBC National News

Something for everyone...even 17 lasses on a hen-do !! Trip Advisor Review