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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.

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The BIG ND Spring Wedding Show

Sunday 12th March 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 giveaways…

Baby and Children's Market

Saturday 18th March - 2pm until 4pm 40+ Stalls Pre Loved & Local Businesses Market Entry: Only £1 per adult - Children enter for Free PRE BOOK TICKETS TODAY Baby and children's markets are a great way for people to de clutter their houses of all the good quality baby and children (0 to…

Mothers Day

Free Entry to the BIG Sheep for all Mums when accompanied by a full paying child on Mother's Day!  

Toddler Take Over Days at The BIG Sheep

Toddler Take Over Days 2017 at The BIG Sheep Every parent and grandparent knows just how much energy a young toddler can burn up, leaving you feeling exhausted at the end of a day.  So if you want your toddler to enjoy something stimulating, imaginative and energetic then book a date in your diary…

Easter Toddler Takeover Days

Tuesday 28th March Wednesday 29th March Thursday 30th March Toddler Take Over Easter Specials Park Open between 10am until 2pm 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…

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)…

Easter Egg Hunt

BIG Sheep Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA Festival Saturday 1st April until Monday 17th April Please note: Eggs are subject to availability. A replacement prize will be given when big eggs run out Don’t worry if the Easter Bunny forgets to deliver eggs this Easter because the BIG Sheep, at Bideford, North…

BIG Sheep Grand National

A highlight in our sheep race calendar. While many racers are competing in the British Grand National our favourite competiters; Red Ram, Wooly Jumper and Little Pullover to name a few will be battling out for the 2017 Practical Cup. The 6 sheep and their jockeys have been in secret training for…

North Devon Mind, Body and Soul Festival

North Devon’s Mind, Body & Soul Festival EWE2 Arena at The BIG Sheep Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017 North Devon’s third Mind, Body & Soul Festival will take place at The BIG Sheep family attraction in Bideford on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April.  With all the…

St George's Day

FREE Entry for George and Georginas!! Anyone with the name George or Georgina is admitted free of charge to help celebrate St George's Day! George's or Georgina's must be accompanied by a full paying adult or child. Please bring along some I.D.

Charity Fight Night

Friday 28th April Doors & Bar Open @ 6pm - First Fight @ 7pm Raising Money for Cardiac Risk in the Young Tickets £12 each or Family Tickets for 2 adults & 2 children: £35 Charity variety fight night including Boxing, Kickboxing and K1. In aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young and Breast…

See Skye from Paw Patrol

Skye from PAW Patrol is making her debut visit to The BIG Sheep! Sunday 30th April 2017 Skye from PAW Patrol will be making her debut visit to The BIG Sheep on Sunday 30th April, to see her North Devon fans! Skye will be making appearances at The BIG Sheep at intervals between 11am and 3.30pm, for children…

Allsorts Family Fun Day

Allsorts Family Fun Day 12pm - 4pm A family fun day raising awareness for the charity Unique who support families with rare chromosome disorders. There will be a jam packed line up headlined by Scoop the magician, Captain Coconut and his bubble show, Animal Encounters, Perfromances by Explosion…

Farmyard Fun Toddlers Takeover

Thursday 11th May BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW! BOOK NOW! Farmyard Fun on Thursday 11th May will give all toddlers an opportunity to play farmer of farmer’s wife for the day and enjoy some great farmyard games, arts and crafts and a chance to get up close and personal to the farmyard animals and…

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 Celebrate our Dinosauar Day and meet T Rex and his Dinosaurs at intervals throughout the day.

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 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…

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…

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…

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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What they say

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

The BIG Sheep is the best all weather family adventure park in the area - Time Out

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

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