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Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre

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Address: Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 OLT, England
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Pennywell Farm is a multi award winning attraction, the largest farm...
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.
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Great day out for all ages and all weathers

We have visited Pennywell Farm a few times and thoroughly enjoyed it every time. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming and the site is kept clean and tidy. As parents... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have visited Pennywell Farm a few times and thoroughly enjoyed it every time. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming and the site is kept clean and tidy. As parents, we find it a very safe place for kids to have a run around. The farm has a lovely feel about it. There are plenty of activities throughout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We have a season ticket and visit quite regularly. Every time we enjoy ourselves and there is always plenty to do. The weather was wet and windy this time and we still had a fantastic day out. Really would recommend to others as a great all weather attraction. All of the staff are really friendly and welcoming. The number and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

After reading the Pennywell farm adults leaflet, my husband, mum and I decided to visit. We had assumed it was just for children but the leaflet advised otherwise. We arrived at Pennywell Farm and was greeted by a clean and tidy reception area. The receptionist was friendly and informative with the activities and gave us plenty of leaflets. The farm... More 

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

Hi Katie - great to hear you had a blast and that your experience lived up to the promise in the adults leaflet. You really don't need children to enjoy Pennywell as your review clearly shows and additions like the Crazy Golf this year are proving a great hit with our adult visitors. We hope that you will be back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As two grown adults we were worried there wouldn't be much for us, but we had just as much fun as the children there. The activities are spread out through the day so there is always something going on every half an hour from 10am to 5pm. We went mainly for the Piggy Cuddles from the miniature pigs. We had... More 

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

Hi Ash, we are always pleased to hear that adults have enjoyed a visit to Pennywell as we have put a lot of time and thought into making a day that can be enjoyed with or without children. As we have more couples and groups of friends visiting all the time, it is very reassuring that you have found it's... More 

Ilford, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although this was expensive it was worth every penny It is so clean and the staff, especially Marc are total animal lovers and this clearly shows, Marc being the main Man!! Well maintained and to bottle feed a beautiful lamb and to cuddle a pick was amazing!! The Cafe did excellent jacket potatoes and was also clean and tidy

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

Glad to hear that you felt the admission price is well worth it and that Mark helped to make your day. Hope you'll be back to cuddle some more piglets soon. Thank you for your review. More 

Bere Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

My family & I have visited Pennywell on several occasions & it's is by far our most favourite day out! I have only good things to say about & praise for Pennywell. Good value, amazing staff, good food, wonderful play areas, fantastic animals!!

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

Reading your review it's clear that have some wonderful families vising us. We are very blessed! If you are making regular visits to Pennywell it may be worth considering a season ticket as it represents great value. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went here whilst on holiday in Devon with my 12 yr old, 10yr old and 8 month old. Firstly the entry price is fine. You get a lot for your money. There is a lot to see and do here. We spent a whole day here and weren't bored at all. We did take a picnic but did treat ourselves... More 

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

"Pack a picnic, arrive early and enjoy a day here. Id be surprised, gobsmacked even if you didn't enjoy it". That has to be the quote of the season! It was an absolute delight to read your review as we work very hard to make sure that our visitors have an outstanding day with us and it seems you certainly... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Can't find fault with this place! Fab all round. Animals, rides, play areas, picnic benches, cafe. All you need in one place. Is small but when you have small legs in tow that's a good thing. Staff are all friendly and helpful. One recommendation ... wear wellies!!

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. So pleased that you enjoyed your visit, made the most of all the facilities and appreciated the team! I'm assuming that you came on a wet day, hence your comment about wellies - i just hope that you made use of your FREE wet weather return ticket. Come and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were a family of 4 adults two children (3) & (2). It cost just under £70 to get in. The two year old was free. The amount of things to do were vast and they were every half an hour. I like doing the different things that they offer especially when you need to do at least 6 in... More 

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

Really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We work very hard to provide a full day for all ages of visitor, so it is particularly good to read reviews like yours. There really is too much to do in one day which is why we offer the activity stamp sheet for children to earn a FREE return visit. Our Cafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went to the farm today 13/03/15 and have to say we had an amazing time. We pulled up at 10 and went in to pay. The lady at the desk was very informative and explained what was on today. Ignoring this we went straight to the miniature pigs. We weren't disappointed. Great little animals that had no problem with... More 

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

Hi Gary, so pleased to hear that you had an amazing day with us and thank you for your review. The Pennywell Miniature Pigs never fail to delight and we are happy to be able to offer piggy cuddles all day, every day. Chicken cuddles are not as quite as simple as it seems you found out! We certainly hope... More 

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