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Pennywell Farm

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Address: | Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 OLT, England
Phone Number:
+44 1364 642023
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 staff, animals well looked after.

Great staff, animals well looked after. The entire experience is lovely every time we visit. The facilities are great and there's even plenty of opportunity to wash your hands as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
TivRed
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Tiverton, Devon

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Tiverton, Devon
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, animals well looked after. The entire experience is lovely every time we visit. The facilities are great and there's even plenty of opportunity to wash your hands as you travel around since you're coming into contact with animals.

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

What a great review - Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you back on the farm again soon. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect place for a family outing and is excellent for children. I don't have any children myself, but I love pigs and therefore jumped at the chance to be able to have piglet cuddles (seriously, the best experience, EVER) even if you just go for the piggy cuddles, it's worth it.

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Thank Megan J
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review, Our pigs are definitely a firm favourite and we get lots of adults that come to the farm without children. We look forward to seeing you cuddling one of our pigs on the farm again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i ATTENDED THE NATIVITY PLAY HERE WHILST AWAY WITH A COACH HOLIDAY IN TORQUAY OVER CHRISTMAS. I attended the nativity play whilst away in torquay over the christmas holidays. The children that attended were totally unrehearsed and the gentleman that commentated and looked after the children was brilliant. There was a carol service before hand, and a donkey and lambs... More 

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Thank oldagedtraveller
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for a magical response! Our Christmas nativities are very popular and like you say the children and adults that take part are totally unrehearsed! Hope to see you again next Christmas time. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Tuesday morning for the special nativity event. Tickets easily booked in advance. It's certainly not the cheapest but I'd highly recommend you spend the money for this once a year treat. Staff were kind,patient,helpful & really full of Christmas joy and spirit. The nativity was well organised & executed-amazing considering unrehearsed children and live animals take part!... More 

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you so much. Christmas at Pennywell is always magical, The staff enjoy putting on the Nativity plays as much as our visitors enjoy taking part in them. Look forward to seeing you again next Christmas. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended the nativity on Saturday afternoon and it was magical. All the children took part and loved the sheep and donkey being involved in the nativity scene. Singing carols in a barn brought the real meaning of Christmas alive and we all really enjoyed it. It was busy but limited numbers kept it intimate without huge queues. The children... More 

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We always get great reviews for our Christmas Nativities, it makes all the hard work getting the Farm ready for Christmas worth it. Although Father Christmas is a very busy man, he always has that extra time with the children that visit us during December! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have 3+5yr old daughters and have been looking for magical Christmas experience locally... Pennywell was it! Just as much a magical Christmas treat for the kids as it is parents. The nativity in barn was such a personal lovely experience, the farm is lit up with trees everywhere, kids can see and pat animals, .... Nice mulled wine and mince... More 

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Thank Jo H
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

What an amazing review - Thank you! It certainly is just as magical for the adults as what it is for the children. Thank you for recommending us to all your mummy friends - Look forward to seeing you back on the farm again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Attended the Nativaty today, the children I attended all had special needs, this was a totally inclusive and overwhelmingly amazing experience for our youngsters! Well done, special thought was given to our school and was so very humbling to have been able to be a part of this 👍

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Thank Lucy L
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We do try to make sure that everyone gets involved with the Nativity Plays, so it is lovely to hear that you all enjoyed the experience so much. Happy Christmas from all the team. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Way too many people at the far. Exceeded the capacity in my opinion. I would return but on a normal day not on a day like this. And as for the poor shire horse that is kept in one of the smallest pens I've ever seen for an animal of this size. Disgusting. Also the amount of people petting and... More 

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, Jordan. To be completely honest, we were taken by surprise at the number of visitors we had at the event and we have learned a lot from it. It was the first time we had done it so had no idea what to expect. We did reach capacity on site and had to turn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place. Want to go back again one day. You really get close to the animals. It's very hands on. The animals are so well looked after, I adored the pigs, I could have sat there the whole day cuddling Jeffrey. This place is well worth a visit. The staff are so friendly and knowledgable. There is... More 

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Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. I will pass on all your wonderful comments to the staff - Jeffery pig is just adorable! More 

Ko Chang, Thailand
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Second time I have visited.live long way from here so last time several years ago. Went with my wife and seven year old daughter. Both of them enthralled with the animals. Can hold a small pig,or a rabbit. There was a litter of miniature pigs only 4 days old. About six inches long. Children can have donkey rides. Don't miss... More 

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Thank Turnbull1942
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful five star review! You'll be pleased to hear the the tiny miniature pigs are doing very well and getting into lots of mischief. Who knows, maybe even racing pigs of the future! Hope to see you at Pennywell again soon. More 

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