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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?

Bubbilicious Bubble Weekend

World Record Breaking Bubble Attempt! BIG bubbles, square bubbles, caterpillar bubbles, wiggly worm bubbles and sheep bubbles are just some of the bubbles which will be floating around the BIG Sheep on Saturday 26th May as Captain Coconut attempts to beat the current world record for number of bubbles…

Toddler Takeover Day - Superheroes

Toddler Takeover Day -  Superheroes Thursday 7th June BOOK DISCOUNTED LOCAL TICKETS NOW! BOOK NOW! Our Toddler Takeover Days are getting a makeover for 2018 and will be even BIGGER and BETTER with Jiggy Wrigglers joining forces with us to bring you new interactive music shows at each of the toddler…

Classic Car Day

Classic and Retro Car Show Sunday 10th June 2018 BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW! The BIG Sheep is hosting their 8th annual classic day out on Sunday 10th June, 2018. On Sunday 10th June from 11am the North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club will join forces with The BIG Sheep to give you an opportunity…

Open Farm Sunday

Have you ever visited a Farm? If you've never visited a farm or The BIG Sheep before, then this is the day for you! We are give away FREE entry for anyone who hasn't been to a farm on Sunday 10th June. All you need to do is contact us prior to your arrival so that tickets will on reception when…

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…

Toddler Takeover Day - Jungle

Toddler Takeover Day -  Jungle Thursday 21st June BOOK DISCOUNTED LOCAL TICKETS NOW! BOOK NOW! Our Toddler Takeover Days are getting a makeover for 2018 and will be even BIGGER and BETTER with Jiggy Wrigglers joining forces with us to bring you new interactive music shows at each of the toddler…

Magical Unicorn Weekend

  Magical Unicorn Weekend  On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June visit The BIG Sheep, where we will be joined by a REAL Unicorn. Follow the magical trail to meet our unicorn in its stable, with a friendly handler. Remember to bring your camera for photos with our unicorn. Take part in unicorn…

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…

Toddler Takeover Day - Magical Unicorn

Toddler Takeover Day -  Jungle Thursday 5th July BOOK DISCOUNTED LOCAL TICKETS NOW! BOOK NOW! Our Toddler Takeover Days are getting a makeover for 2018 and will be even BIGGER and BETTER with Jiggy Wrigglers joining forces with us to bring you new interactive music shows at each of the toddler…

Woolly's Birthday Bash

Woolly the Sheep celebrates his birthday!! Celebrate with Woolly, the BIG Sheep's favourite sheep's birthday on Saturday 7th July. 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 for…

Majorettes Day

The BIG Sheep Majorettes Competition! Sunday 8th July As well as all the usual BIG Sheep fun, on Sunday 8th 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.…

The Legendary North Devon Grand Tour Mini Run

In aid of the Children's Hospice South West On Saturday 25th August (Bank Holiday Weekend) The Big Sheep will be holding a very special free family "Mini Show." The Mini Show will be open to any Mini, Classic or New and it will be open to anyone to attend. All mini owners are invited to…

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”. …

Baby and Children's Market

  Saturday 8th September - 10am until 12pm 30+ Stalls Pre Loved & Local Businesses Market Entry: Only £1 per adult - Children enter for Free 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 8 years) items…

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 Food Market in the Barn open - 9am - 1pm Craft Market in the Marquee open - 9am - 4pm FREE ENTRY (into the market only) Free range turkeys, handmade gifts, organic meats, sea glass gifts, sprouts on stalks, cheeses, cakes, fudge, handmade…

Breakfast with Santa

Dates to be confirmed Christmas is a magical time of year for all children so why not sprinkle that extra bit of magic and make this Christmas even more special by treating the children in your life to Breakfast with Santa at the BIG Sheep in Bideford in December (Dates to be confirmed). Hot Cooked…
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What they say

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

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

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

I haven't experienced the "nothing is too much trouble" from staff this much outside of Disneyworld. 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!