Live Shows

PLEASE NOTE, we have a much-reduced timetable at present due to Coronavirus meaning sheep racing will not be taking place until further notice. We are aiming to hold two shows per session, details of which will be revealed when you arrive.

For further information about what there is to do on-site please visit our homepage and social media, or call us on 01237 472366.

During our main season we run live shows and activities throughout the day at The BIG Sheep. Note that these are sometimes subject to change at late notice so please do check at reception on arrival to avoid disappointment. Our shows run from Easter until October.

Please note it is sometimes necessary to cancel shows or run a reduced timetable, for this reason please check with our reception team on arrival for an up to date timetable or call ahead to avoid disappointment.

Sheep Show

Sheep Show | The BIG Sheep

Where: Indoor Show Area

You’ll learn about sheep from around the world at our informative and fun packed sheep show.  Laugh as our rams take to stage each to their own theme tune and enjoy the entertainment as our show team introduces each one and tells you all about each breed. Guaranteed laughs for all ages!

After the show make sure you visit our Nursery Barn to see all the animals in their pens.

Duck Trials

Duck Trials | The BIG Sheep

Where: Duck Arena

Join in the fun at this hilarious novelty show as our Border Collie dogs round up Indian running ducks and put them through an entertaining obstacle course.

The arena can be found straight outside our Ewetopia Indoor Playground.

Beer Show

Beer Show | The BIG Sheep

Where: Indoor Show Arena

Strictly for grown-ups! Established in 1998, North Devon’s largest brewer; Country Life Brewery joined The BIG Sheep flock in 2002 and is now producing over 15,000 pints of award-winning ales a week in The BIG Sheep Brewery.

The BIG Sheep Beer Show will show you how real ales are made in the traditional way and will talk you through the various different forms. After the show you can then enjoy some free samples – hence it being strictly for grown-ups!

Shearing Show

Shearing Show | The BIG Sheep

Where: Indoor Show Arena

Our daily sheep show combines fun and laughter with the traditional and challenging skill of sheep shearing. Our expert shepherds share the secrets of the world’s most versatile fibre while demonstrating how we shear a sheep.

Why do we shear sheep?

All adult sheep are sheared once a year for welfare reasons.  It allows them to keep cool in summer, helps them avoid fly strike and stops them becoming cast (stuck on their backs). It also stops them from getting caught in brambles and bushes.

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