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The BIG Sheep

The BIG Sheep

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TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1690
  • Very Good
    499
  • Average
    196
  • Poor
    100
  • Terrible
    59

Recent Reviews:

  • butterfly_white8
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Day out with the kids
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 22nd February 2019
    Went to The Big Sheep with the little ones for something different. Read the review beforehand and found we had an overall good day. Kids enjoyed and now tucked up in bed Read full review
  • ericandheatherhunt
    Corsham
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Expensive
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 22nd February 2019
    Expensive for what is available, especially in February. The lambing was very interesting, with one born as we watched, but quite a lot of activities were not operating. Read full review
  • Amy B
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Good facilities for children however...
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st March 2019
    As a local we go to big sheep a couple times a year at least and I wrote a really positive review last year and we’ve been again this week just to the indoor soft play. The reason my review is... 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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