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Pennywell Farm

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Address: | Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 OLT, England
Phone Number: 441364642023
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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 morning out

Had a lovely time at the farm this morning, as a young couple with no children we felt 3 hours was plenty of time at the farm. If you have a young family, then you can spend an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely time at the farm this morning, as a young couple with no children we felt 3 hours was plenty of time at the farm. If you have a young family, then you can spend an entire day here. This farm is different to many as it is highly interactive. You can snuggle animals and feed many. It... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a dad who is a little worn out with the 'farm' experience, I was pleasantly surprised by the both personal and professional approach of the farm. Our son had a name tag and all the staff referenced it to make him feel welcome and engaged. The activities were non stop and very interactive. In the 3 hours we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit to Pennywell Farm with my daughter certainly will not be my last! What a wonderful, caring, educational and fun experience. The staff cannot do enough to ensure your visit is filled with cuddles and fun, lovely place, friendly staff and an all round wonderful experience.

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Thank Nilestar79
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So we stayed about a ten minute drive away and was unsure weather to go here or to the zoo at paignton. Admittedly we have not been to paignton zoo but I really don't think it could top this place. We were greeted on entry where my boy was asked his name and age which was then put on a... More 

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1 Thank Chris B
Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit in as many weeks. My children 18 months and 4 years old loved it. It's a really busy day with an engaging programme running through the day to keep children (and adults) entertained. Bottle feeding the lambs and milking a goat were a favourite with us. The play areas are clean and well maintained with... More 

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1 Thank globetrotters0001
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Twice in two weeks! That really is impressive. Thank you for the exceptional review and for your lovely comments about the farm and the team. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day at Pennywell. My wife and i went with our two boys aged 3 and 1 and had the best day of our holiday. Very friendly staff and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. we will definitely be back

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1 Thank MJJDC_2013
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

What a lovely thing to read first thing on a Friday morning! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the best day of your holiday at Pennywell Farm. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Devon. More 

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90 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. Made to feel welcome from the minute you go through the door lovely lady in shop takes fees, all the staff make an effort to make sure you are having a good time. The animals are all clearly loved and looked after and seem to be part of the family. The kids rides are... More 

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1 Thank srh19
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

What a lovely review! We really do want our visitors to have a great day and enjoy Pennywell as much as we do. We're all delighted that your children had a fantastic day. Thank you for your comments and for recommending Pennywell. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time with our grandson. Everywhere in Pennywell is dedicated to its beautiful animals. It is set out do well with lots of resting places and bits and pieces to eat and drink. There is a big barn type building for when it's raining for lots of activities for children. A really good day out for the whole... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. I notice you haven't visited yet this year so you'll have to come and see us and meet some of the new animals. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed a great day out with your grandson. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I visited recently when our primary school was closed for elections. We had two 7 year old and a three year old. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly warm man on reception who made sure the children had name badges with their ages on and told us all about the farm... More 

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

It really sounds as though as you managed to pack a lot into your visit which is exactly what we love to hear. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. Thank you for such a glowing review. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 adults 1 teenager and 1 toddler costs 48 quid. we picked up 2 small bags of animal food for another 2 pounds. inside are lots of 'amusement type' children's rides that cost coins, the donkey ride is 3:50 electric cars are a pound, the very basic cafes are very expensive in comparison to similar attractions. if they could charge... More 

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

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm pleased that enjoyed the animals and activities but i am a little confused about the cost as we don't charge for toddlers under 3. I do wonder if you discovered many of the rides and activities included in the admission price. Much as we try to make... More 

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