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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?

Pirates and Princesses Toddler Takeover Day

Thursday 25th May Park Open between 10am until 6pm Dedicated Timeslots for Crafts and Activities in the EWE2 Arena BOOK TICKETS NOW During the booking process, we will ask you to pre book a dedicated 2 hour time slot for your admission to the EWE2 Arena for the crafts and activities. The two choices…

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 28th 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…

Classic Car Day

Classic and Retro Car Show Sunday 11th June 2017 BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW! The BIG Sheep is hosting their 7th annual classic day out on Sunday 11th June, 2017. On Sunday 11th June from 11am the North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club will join forces with The BIG Sheep to give you an opportunity…

Hot Wheels Toddler Takeover Day

Thursday 15th June Park Open between 10am until 6pm Dedicated Timeslots for Crafts and Activities in the EWE2 Arena Book Tickets Today During the booking process, we will ask you to pre book a dedicated 2 hour time slot for your admission to the EWE2 Arena for the crafts and activities. The two choices…

Fathers Day

Dad's visit for FREE when accompanied by 1 full paying child under 16 on Fathers Day. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR 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…

Armed Forces Day

FREE entry to all Armed Forces on Saturday 24th June 2017 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…

Woolly's Birthday Bash

Woolly the Sheep celebrates his birthday!! Celebrate with Woolly, the BIG Sheep's favourite sheep's birthday on Sunday 25th June BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW!   Excitement is mounting at the BIG Sheep’s award winning family attraction as staff get ready to plan a huge birthday party…

Beach Toddler Takeover Day

Thursday 29th June Park Open between 10am until 6pm Dedicated Timeslots for Crafts and Activities in the EWE2 Arena BOOK TICKETS TODAY During the booking process, we will ask you to pre book a dedicated 2 hour time slot for your admission to the EWE2 Arena for the crafts and activities. The two choices…

The Wellie Fest

The Wellie Fest  Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017 Book your Festival Tickets Festival fever has hit North Devon as excitement mounts in the build up to the inaugural Wellie Festival which is being held at The BIG Sheep, family attraction from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July. As well…

Wellie Fest Line Up

WELLIE FEST 2017 LINE UP BOOK TICKETS HERE This year's Wellie Fest line up is in and it looks fantastic! Friday Dirty Blueprint Bil Al & The Wild Strawberries Saturday Down River The Optimistics Boogiewax 9 Yards The 5.15 Sunday North Devon Roots Band Chloe Bix & Three Reelin Bright Lights…

Festival Fashion - Rock the Catwalk

ROCK THE CATWALK On Sunday 2nd July at 3pm seasoned Festival goers are being invited to dig out their favourite festival frocks, haul on their hot pants and rock the Catwalk in their wellies.  Judges will be looking for the top Festival outfit so participants need to be creative, funky and quirky…

Wellie Tug of War

FLEX YOUR MUSCLES AND WIN AN AWARD WINNING BARREL OF BEER The North Devon Wellie Festival - Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July Festival organiser Anne Tattersall is looking for teams of 8 to take part in a Tug of War contest with a twist as contestants will be required to tug the rope in wellies. …

Majorettes Day

The BIG Sheep Majorettes Competition! Sunday 9th July As well as all the usual BIG Sheep fun, on Sunday 9th July, you'll be able to watch 4 troupes compete in superb choreographed dance routine they will have practiced for the past 6 months. See the skillful Baton Twirling and fun Pom Pom Displays.…

Scream for Ice Cream

FREE ICE CREAM ON SATURDAY 15TH JULY The BIG Sheep has teamed up with Farmer Tom's Ice Cream, and J&R Food Service to give you FREE ICE CREAM on Saturday 15th July. During the day we will be raising money for Children's Hospice South West Rick Turner, director of the flock at The…

See Peppa Pig

Oink Oink! Peppa Pig is returning to the BIG Sheep in 2017 Saturday 27th August 2017 BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW! Everyone’s favourite cheeky little piggy is back by popular demand and will be visiting The BIG Sheep, Devon’s official top attraction on Bank Holiday Sunday 27th August. Peppa…

Brilliant Baking Toddler Takeover

Thursday 14th September Park Open between 10am until 6pm Dedicated Timeslots for Baking and Crafts in the EWE2 Arena Pre Book Tickets Today During the booking process, we will ask you to pre book a dedicated 2 hour time slot for your admission to the EWE2 Arena for the baking, crafts and activities.…

BIG Coffee Morning for Macmillan

Coffee & Cupcakes & The BIG Sheep Bake Off! 9am to 12noon RAISING VITAL FUNDS FOR MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT There is nothing quite like coffee and cake and a catch up with friends - so why not invite your friends to the BIG Sheep family attraction on Friday 22nd September and help raise vital…

The BIG North Devon Wedding Show

  Sunday 24th September 11am until 3pm PRE-REGISTER FREE ONLINE 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…

North Devon Kickboxing Championships

Saturday 30th September - From 10am North Devon Kickboxing Club will be joining us on Saturday 30th September for their annual Championships! See them compete with clubs from around North Devon. Come along to show your support or to learn more about Kickboxing as a hobby. Plus... you'll get to enjoy…

Wine Man's Bluff

  ARE YOU A WINE BUFF – OR A WINE BLUFFER A distinguished panel will assembled for the popular Wine Man’s Bluff event which will take place at The BIG Sheep’s EWE2 arena on Saturday 14th October at 7.30pm.  However, the eminent quartet will be doing their utmost to deceive…

Halloween Hoots Toddler Take Over

Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October Park Open between 10am until 6pm Dedicated Timeslots for Pumpkin Carving and Crafts in the EWE2 Arena BOOK TICKETS TODAY Halloween Hoots on Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October will be full of tricks and treats.  All toddlers…

Halloween Festival

The BIG Sheep Annual Halloween Festival The South West's BIGGEST and BEST Halloween Festival has just got BIGGER!!        ​    Fun by Day Festival - Half Term Holidays 21st - 29th October 2017 More Information Coming Summer 2017 The BIG Sheep doors creak…

Bonfire Fire Works Party

BONFIRE NIGHT! Special Toddler Firework display earlier in the evening     BOOK TICKETS NOW! Doors open at 5pm Junior Fireworks - 6pm Bonfire Lit at 7pm Main Fireworks at 7.45pm Indoor Playground closes at 9:30pm Remember, remember the 5th of November - Bonfire and Burgers – Fireworks…

Christmas Markets

Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd December 9am - 1pm FREE ENTRY Free range turkeys, organic meats, sprouts on stalks, cheeses, cakes, puddings, biscuits, fudge, chocolate, bread, fish and Christmas trees are just some of the delights which will be on offer at the South West’s BIGGEST indoor Farmers’…

Woolly's Wonderland

December & Christmas Holidays 2017 Santa’s elves will be beavering away day and night at The BIG Sheep adding their very own Christmas creativity to bring the magic of Christmas to everyone who visits.  Clicking their magical fingers, the elves haven’t stopped in their efforts to…

Christmas Toddler Take Over Days

Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December 2017 Join us for magical Christmas Toddler Takeover Day on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December where the BIG Sheep will be dedicated to entertaining pre-schoolers! Park Open between 10am until 2pm Dedicated Timeslots for Christmas…
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