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Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre

Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 OLT, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
Owner description: Pennywell Farm is a multi award winning attraction, the largest farm attraction in the South West. There is a different hands on activity, show or... more » Owner description: Pennywell Farm is a multi award winning attraction, the largest farm attraction in the South West. There is a different hands on activity, show or display every half hour and four farm rides included in the admission price. Pennywell is also the home of the world famous Pennywell Miniature Pigs. There is a licensed restaurant, acres of free parking and free dog kennels provided for four legged visitors. Open Feb - Oct and during December for Nativity Plays and visits to Father Christmas. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had a almost 3 year old & 18 month old both of whom had a super day! There was so much to do for them. Well worth the money. The piglets were absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommend!

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Valerie B, Manager at Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for highly recommending Pennywell and for such a glowing 5 star review. The piglets are always a big hit with visitors and it looks as though you were no exception. We hope to see you at Pennywell again soon. More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

After missing my great nephew's third birthday, we took him to Pennywell Farm. He had and amazing time with the animals, train, donkey rides and generally running about. He would like to go back again.

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Valerie B, Manager at Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

We would very much like him to come back again! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for giving a 5 star rating. More

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I think Pennywell is best suited for 2 year to 10 year olds......lots of opportunities to handle the animals such as rabbits, piglets, guinea pigs. Pony rides, sand pits with diggers and indoor bouncy castle all very exciting for our toddler! We fed the chickens, goats and lambs and enjoyed the trampolines too.

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Valerie B, Manager at Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Toddlers do love Pennywell! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor and for writing such a lovely review. More

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Kept our little ones happy for hours. Easily a full day out (on a nice day). We went on a drizzly day, but still had fun. Kids fed the goats/sheep, held the animals (guinea pig, chicken, rat & miniature pig). All the animals were well looked after and very friendly. The indoor play areas were fantastic too and we were... More

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Valerie B, Manager at Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review and we're very pleased to hear that your children loved it. All our farm rides are included in the price so the only real optional extras are pony rides and a few coin operated rides but as there is so much going on anyway there is no need to spend any money on... More

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited this farm with a 2 and a 5 Year old on the way home from holidaying in Dartmouth. It was a brilliant day packed full of things to do and see. Every half hour there was something for children and adults of different ages to do so there was no real need to pay for anything extra. My... More

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Valerie B, Manager at Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Wow, what an accolade! So pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your visit and hope that you will make the four and half hour journey to see us again very soon. Thank you for such a lovely review. More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Have been visiting here for years and really enjoy it. The prices are ok and u can make a day of it. Nice to get food and feed some of the animals and make the most of any shows that are on. Definately get yourself in the pets cornwer holding pigs and ducks and lots more.

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Valerie B, Manager at Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

We love 5 star reviews. It means that you really appreciate what is on offer at Pennywell and make the most of a day out here. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences on Trip Advisor and we hope that you will continue to visit for many years to come. More

birmingham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ideal for kids plenty to do, food and drink expensive, so take your own packed lunch. Great to hold and touch animals. Pig racing great fun for all ages. Plenty of rides for the little ones, pony and donkeys rides great value for money.

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Valerie B, Manager at Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give Pennywell such a positive review. We hope that you will be back to see us again soon. More

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited Pennywell Farm on 2nd Sept with our 6 month old baby, we had a great day at the farm so much to see and do for all ages. The farm catered for all ages and the facilities were to a very high standard. All the staff were very informative & friendly and we thought it was great hearing... More

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Valerie B, Manager at Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Amazing review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed enjoyed your visit and particularly the pig racing. We really hope that you will decide to visit us at Christmas. It's a very special experience. Thank you for taking the time to give us a five star review. More

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have had the pleasure in going to Pennywell farm twice and both times have been great. The Farm and all the animals are kept very clean and tidy, the staff are lovely happy people who make sure your day is fun. The first time I went a couple of years ago I was lucky enough to meet the lovely... More

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Valerie B, Manager at Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely, positive review. We all hope that you will back to see us again soon. More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited Pennywell farm today with my 7 month year old son, Neice and partner. Firstly there is no real difference in purchasing your tickets online or at the park unless you had a child. My son I did not have to pay for but my Neice was just under £10. If you buy your tickets online you get a free... More

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Valerie B, Manager at Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Pennywell and for letting us know that you had a good day out. I can't help feeling that there was so much more you could have done and hope that your activity planner was explained to you on arrival. We do all enjoy our jobs and meeting our visitors so it's great to know... More

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