The BIG Sheep, but not as EWE know it!

What’s your favourite thing about The BIG Sheep? The animals of course! Which is great news, as we’ve got hundreds of them waiting to meet you. As we all know, we’re getting used to a ‘new normal’ and so things at The BIG Sheep will be a little bit different for now. But fear not, we still have lots for you to do and see including our sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas, pigs and even a few new arrivals who are out in our fields ready to welcome you back.

For now, only our outdoor areas will be open to the public. We’ve got our wonderful farm track for you to enjoy, plus a brand new outdoor entertainment area which will be hosting shows and events as soon as we are permitted to do so.

We would ask you to please read our Coronavirus customer guidelines before arriving on site in order to keep both you and our staff safe. We’ve also introduced a new Covid-19 Visitor Charter to enable you to do just that, so please take note of it and act responsibly when you come to visit.

We will be operating a pre-booking system which will allow you to book a specific day and time – this will be available very soon, please bear with us!

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What’s on at The BIG Sheep?

We’re delighted to announce that we will be opening for limited sessions this week – these are as follows:

Tuesday, 7th July: 10am to 1pm (last admission at 12pm)

Wednesday, 8th July: 10am to 1pm (last admission at 12pm)

Thursday, 9th July: 10am to 1pm (last admission at 12pm)

Friday, 10th July: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm (last admission at 12pm and 4pm)

We have created morning and afternoon sessions to allow us to deep clean the site in between visits in order to keep our customers and staff safe. Pre-booking is essential!

On site activity currently includes:

  • Our newly opened farm track with lots of animals for you to meet including llamas, alpacas, goats, pigs and more!
  • Our animal barn with super cute puppies and even our first lambs of the summer!
  • Food kiosks open for you to purchase light refreshments
  • Outdoor safe social space to enjoy a picnic in with your family
  • Rides and shows coming soon! Please note we will be kindly asking you to wear face masks when watching shows, so we recommend bringing one with you. If not they will be for sale on site.

We hope to be offering lunch options from next week (13th July onwards), and you are also welcome to bring your own food to eat on site. See ewe soon!

What have we done to keep you safe?

Our staff have been working hard getting our site ready, and just some of the new measures we’ve set up include:

  • Remodelled reception area at the top of the park by EWE2 with safe queuing outside
  • Thermal cameras to take your temperature on arrival
  • Hand sanitiser units around the park, filled with our own high alcohol sanitiser made on site!
  • A new cleaning sytsem using a new cleaner proven to kill Coronavirus
  • Online booking only introduced to manage capacity
  • Two daily sessions created in order for us to clean the park in the middle of the day
  • Our new visitor charter so you know what we expect when you arrive
  • A brand n-ewe outdoor stage and safe social space complete with grass bubbles space well apart
  • Spaced seating including a giant open sided marquee for you to sit in and enjoy
  • A one way system has been put in place around the park to keep social distancing in place at all times

How To Find Us

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The Big Sheep
Abbotsham, Bideford
North Devon, EX39 5AP
Call Us: 01237 472366

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