Events & Celebrations

Fun By Day: Halloween Festival (21st Oct - 29th Oct)

The BIG Sheep Annual Halloween Festival

The South West's BIGGEST and BEST Halloween Festival has just got BIGGER!!


October Half Term School Holidays: Saturday 21st October until Sunday 29th October 2017

NEW FOR 2017: Extended Opening Hours - Monday 23rd until Friday 27th October
Visit us on the weekdays in Halloween October half term and we're open from 10am until 10pm! That's 12 hours of Halloween fun each day!

Open 10am until 10pm: Monday 23rd until Friday 27th October 2017
Open 10am until 6pm: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd & Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October 2017

Halloween fun by day 10am – 5pm
As well as our piggy tractor ride, vintage carousel, Rampage roller coaster and twister ride, you can enjoy lots of Halloween fun by day:

Halloween Characters
Collect your Halloween passport from reception then look out for our friendly Halloween characters around the park. Ask them to stamp your passport and once you’ve collected all the character stamps take your passport to reception for a sweet treat reward.

Haunted Hayride  
During the day you can enjoy a trip on our haunted hayride as it creeps through Pumpkinville, past the haunted mansion and our very own Halloween Church. You'll spot lots of spooky Halloween effects on this enjoyable ride for all ages.  

Arachnophobia Ride
Frightened of spiders? This one is huge! Take a challenging ride on our scary giant 8-foot spider if you dare and see how long you can last!

Lakeside Train Ride  
Jump aboard the BIG Sheep train but remember to look out for the bats when the train goes through the cobweb Halloween tunnel.

Haunted House 
Are you brave enough to explore our haunted house? With creepy surprises around every dark corner there’s plenty to make you jump and scream! 

Entertainingly Different present a Halloween Pantomime (Weekdays Only)

Entertainingly different return to the Big Sheep with a hearty dose of slapstick comedy, songs, silliness and surprises as they put their own twist on a classic fairy-tale (the one with the pumpkin). This family friendly performance promises something for both young and old with plenty of audience participation too!

The Pantomime is performed twice daily from Monday 23rd until Friday 27th October at 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

RESERVE YOUR SEATS (no charge). Seats MUST be reserved as seats will be allocated to those who book in advance.

Spooky Castle 
Packed with scares and special effects, the spooky castle could well give you nightmares! Suitable for older children and adults only.

Pumpkin Carving
Sign up to our Mailing List to Receive a FREE Pumpkin Voucher in October
The BIG Sheep expert carvers will be on hand helping children to carve their own pumpkin or to offer tips to adults on how to carve a pumpkin which will frighten off any unwanted guests. 
Simon McMinnis, the UK's top 3 dimensional pumpkin carver, will be back on 23rd and 24th October. What will he create this year?

Pumpkin Parade
Bring your carved pumpkins into the show arena at 4pm and we’ll display them around the stage where they will feature in the 4.30pm pantomime.  Straight after the pantomime at 5pm we’ll dim the lights and judge the best pumpkin carving of the day.  The winner will receive a free family pass to the Big Sheep valid for use at any time during 2018.  (2 adults and up to 4 children value £80.00)

Fancy Dress with the Pumpkin Princess
Our Pumpkin Princess will be ready to have her photo taken with all our guests each day and will be giving prizes for best fancy Halloween fancy dress. Costumes and frightening accessories can be purchased in our scary shop.

FREE Face Painting
Our resident face painter will add to your fancy dress outfits giving you a touch of face paint free of charge. Set times for face painting will be given to you on arrival.

Singing Pumpkins
Unique to the UK, sing along with our friendly singing pumpkins.

Haunted Gallery
The scariest family portraits ever released of the Jones’s Family – you will need to look twice!

Ewetopia Indoor Playground
The BIG Sheep massive indoor play area, Ewetopia, will be decked out with all things scary and children and adults will be invited to take part in our “Horrendously Horrid Spook Hunt.” Don't worry if the ghosts keep moving the quiz clues because the BIG Sheep's Pumpkin Princesses will be around to give you advice on how to out-ghoul the ghosts!

Find a full list of our Scary By Night attractions here. From 6pm until 10pm (Monday - Friday of October Half Term only). 


Fun By Day: Halloween Festival


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What they say

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

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

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

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

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