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The BIG Sheep

The BIG Sheep

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    1729
  • Very Good
    505
  • Average
    198
  • Poor
    101
  • Terrible
    59

Recent Reviews:

  • 978sophiec
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Good. Full family day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 15th May 2019
    Easy to find using Sat nav and road signs. On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly lady on reception, who gave us park map, display info and food for the animals (extra small. Cost) As we... Read full review
  • Rachael M
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 16th May 2019
    Great place to visit with young children, there are lots of shows on that include the animals, e.g. Lamb feeding, duck trails, sheep dog show, sheep racing. In addition to all this there are lots of... Read full review
  • Live Love L
    Brackley, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great for all
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    What a super place for kids to have a heap of fun in a compact and very organised environment. Fantastic friendly staff who were all superb! My only criticism to senior management is please stop... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Ramp/Level Access

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop
  • Tea Rooms

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Stag and Hen Parties
  • Village Location

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Cash & Cheque accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - £8.50pp for groups of 15 or more
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

How to find Us

The BIG Sheep is located in the village of Abbotsham, just outside of Bideford. Follow the brown tourist signs, which can be found on entry roads in and around Bideford.

The recommended route is via the A39 Atlantic Highway, we are two miles west of the Bideford bridge.

If you have SatNav the postcode is: EX39 5AP

Public Transport Directions

Travelling by Bus:

The only bus which drives past the BIG Sheep is the 319 stagecoach bus from Barnstaple town centre to Hartland and vice versa. The nearest bus stop is outside the church in Abbotsham, the small village where we are based. From the bus stop the BIG Sheep is a 2-3 minute walk away. However, ask the driver nicely and they will usually stop outside the car park and drop you off. This isn't a bus stop, but the drivers are usually very good if you ask nicely

Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5AP
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Tel01237 472366

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Opening Times

Season (1 Mar 2019 - 30 Nov 2019)

* Open daily from April – October, 10am - 6pm. Open Weekends and School Holidays from November – March, 10am - 5pm.

Awards

  • Visit England Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Gold 2014
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • South West TourismSouth West Tourism Excellence Awards - Silver South West Tourism Excellence Awards - Silver 2014

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