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Pennywell Farm

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Address: | Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 OLT, England
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+44 1364 642023
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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An absolutely perfect day

They aren't lying when they say it's the friendliest place in Devon! All the staff were fantastic, attentive and so friendly! There was a different activity every half hour so you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Danielle H
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They aren't lying when they say it's the friendliest place in Devon! All the staff were fantastic, attentive and so friendly! There was a different activity every half hour so you just don't stop if you don't want to, my little girl (nearly 3) loved it as did all 3 adults. The food in the cafe was very reasonable for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous time at pennywell. We fed sheep and goats and cuddled piglets. We also watched the pig race which was very entertaining. The only negative is the cost of food in the cafe as it was quite pricey (£5 for a ham baguette). The animals all seem well looked after and very tame. We will return in future

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Thank Russ V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like Pennywell. Its a lovely day for little children and the staff are all very cheerful and friendly, (especially Peter the tractor and trailer driver. He made the ride very fun for the children). However I feel that £14.95 for an adult is extremely expensive when it is primarily aimed at the interest levels of a child. I... More 

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Thank Louise B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me, my wife and my 3 yr old boy love it here. We got quite often and it is a great place to teach about animals. Admission isn't too pricey and the food is reasonably priced too. Activities every hour and holding the animals is amazing. Highly recommended for a family day out, easily can spend hours there. ☺

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

Thank you for the five star review and your recommendation! We love it when our visitors join in with the activities and make the most of their visit. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went today family of 5, 3 boys aged 2,4&6 loads to do, watching baby lambs being fed, pig racing, horse rides, 2 huge bouncy castles inside, lovely load of outdoor play areas for children large trampolining doted around and lots of lovely animals to see and feed. Perfect day out for all The family.

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

Thanks for the review of your perfect day! Brought a smile to our faces on a Monday morning as we love to hear of families making the most of what is on offer here. We hope you'll be back soon. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You know, Pennywell farm is a brilliant place. The staff are superb, super friendly, and very helpful. The farm itself is a fantastic place, and I would recommend it to anyone. There is plenty to do for the kids in the way of play equipment, events, and animals. It is however, just way too expensive for it's size, and the... More 

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Thank MadFerret27
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you think Pennywell is a brilliant place and we appreciate your lovely comments about the staff. In reality, in order to remain brilliant and attract and retain good staff. we do have to charge a realistic admission fee. I would, of course disagree that there is less to do here... More 

Falmouth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for February half term with children aged 1.5, 3 & 6. What a great entertaining day for all. It was lovely that the children could get close to and hold if they wanted so many animals all day. There was plenty of activities for the children to see and great for them to be able to bottle feed... More 

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

Thank you for the excellent review and your lovely comments about the farm. I'm so sorry that you missed out on a pony ride. They are very popular and do sell out fast so we have reminded the team on admissions to mention this to all visitors on arrival. We look forward to seeing you again and my advice would... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous day out at Pennywell Farm with our 4 year old and 3 year old twins. They loved feeding the animals, collecting eggs, cuddling the tea cup pigs, pony rides, and watching the pig racing. The adults had a fabulous time also. Not to be missed!

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Thank NinjaTwins2013
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 star review. We're particularly impressed that you managed to enjoy the day so much with four children under 5! Sounds as though we managed to keep you all entertained though which is great to hear. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Tiverton, Devon
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

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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Thank TivRed
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

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 

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