Events & Celebrations

Wellie Tug of War (02nd Jul )


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.  There will be no hob-nailed boots, high heels or sneaky spikes to keep teams grounded and the soles of the wellies will go through a rigorous checking procedure prior to each tug.

Other rules for the Wellie Tug of War will include:

  • No gloves or lucky charms
  • No chanting or war cries
  • No illegal substances or enhancing drugs jewellery or false nails
  • No strong perfumes
  • No name calling or ridiculing

Simon Lacey, master brewery of the Awarding winning Country Life Brewery which is based at the BIG Sheep will be presenting a barrel of his finest ale to the winning team.  Simon is the most decorated brewer in the South West after winning two golds and overall bronze at the 2017 Tucker’s Maltings Beer Festival and his beer is a good enough reason for teams to participate in this fun event. 

Entry to the competition on Sunday 2nd July at 2pm is £10 per team and all entry fees will go to North Devon Hospice.

Other Festival events include:

Music & Beer
Wellie Wanging
Wellie Parade
Wellie crafts and recycling
Festival Fashion – Rock the Catwalk in Wellies
Wellie Floral & Vegetable Competition


Wellie Tug of War


North Devon Attractions
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

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

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

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!