Christmas is coming to The BIG Sheep

Published: 9 November 2017

Christmas is coming to The BIG Sheep

Enjoy the Magic of Christmas this year

At The BIG Sheep – every weekend in December

and every day from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th December

The BIG Sheep will be offering visitors a hot and toasty welcome this Christmas following their latest investment of the installation of a new Bio-mass system which will totally transform the visitor experience in our indoor play area. 

Christmas at the BIG Sheep is always a truly magical experience and this Christmas, the award-winning attraction in Bideford is set to wow visitors with their stunning Woolly’s Winter Wonderland which opens on Saturday 2nd December and remains open every weekend in December until Saturday 16th December when it opens every day until Christmas Eve.

Woolly’s flock of elves will be beavering away day and night and won’t stop in their efforts to bring visitors a truly magical Christmas experience.  The elves will be sprinkling glitter and spreading their dreamlike charm in readiness for the grand opening on Saturday 2nd December.  Children to Woolly’s Wonderland will first take a walk through Santa’s enchanted wonderland in search of snowmen, reindeer and sheep before they catch a glimpse of Santa’s who he will be waiting in readiness along with his elves to distribute the magic of Christmas.  Presents will be given to all the children who’ve been good -  and remember that Santa knows who has been naughty and who has been nice!

As well as Woolly’s Winter Wonderland the popular ‘Breakfasts with Santa’ will take place on Sunday 17th December, but do book in advance as these popular festive breakfasts have limited spaces.

Breakfast with Santa is priced from £10.00 per person which includes a hot breakfast and an exclusive meeting with Santa between 9am and 9.30am before a full day out at the BIG Sheep from 10am until 5pm. Each child will receive a gift in a festive sock from Santa, and “I’ve met Santa” certificate plus a Christmas helium balloon to take home.  Santa is a busy man preparing for Christmas Day so spaces are limited.  This event is expected to sell out fast. Book tickets for your family through the BIG Sheep website: early to avoid disappointment.

Join us for magical Christmas Toddler Takeover Day on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December and let your toddlers enjoy some pre-festive fun. 

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 come along to our Toddler Takeover Day!  This year we will be limiting our Toddler Take Over tickets so that the children can have extra special time with Santa.

Pre Book Online for Discounted Tickets

Toddlers - £5 each (£6 each on the door)
Toddlers under the height of 3ft will be given a Little Shepherds Card which entitles them to Free entry on future visits when under 3ft.

Adults - £5 each - a special discounted rate for our Toddler Takeover Days when pre-booked.

Back by popular demand this year will be the BIG Sheep’s Christmas Quiz. Available from December 1st, the quiz of 90 questions will keep the whole family amused this Christmas. Last year saw people from as far away as Australia requesting copies of the quiz and then in the new year begging for the answers to cure their sleepless nights over 2-3 unanswerable questions! Email for your free copy. Answers will be available from Boxing Day.

At the BIG Sheep you can take the stress right of Christmas by forgetting the hustle and bustle of high street shopping and enjoy the social buzz of a fantastic traditional country farmer’s market and stock up on some last minute Christmas presents at our Craft Markets which is an Aladdin’s Cave full of handmade artistic, unique and quirky gifts. 

The BIGGEST undercover Christmas Food & Craft Markets in the South West will be open from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays 2nd  9th, 16th and 23rd  December. 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. A host of locally sourced crafted gifts will be the perfect for last minute Christmas gifts.. The BIG Sheep’s “Sheepy” shop will also be full of unusual Christmas gifts and an array of fun Christmas cards that you will not find on the high street.

In addition to all the Christmas fun, EWEtopia indoor playground will fully heated and will be open for the whole family to run wild, warming up from the winter chilly days amongst the tumble towers, gladiator rings and selection of slides. Or if Mum and Dad want to relax, then they can keep warm and toasty, maybe with a hot chocolate complete with whipped cream! It’s been advised as being a perfect choice to sip whilst reading your favourite book or gossiping with friends while the kids tire themselves out on the play equipment.

For all your festive fun this year you won’t be disappointed with a visit to the BIG Sheep


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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

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!

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

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