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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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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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Went with 3 children aged 6, 8 and 9

We had a lovely day here with plenty to do for all the children, the day was reasonably priced with not much more to have to pay for, the majority of activities were included in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Birmingham
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We had a lovely day here with plenty to do for all the children, the day was reasonably priced with not much more to have to pay for, the majority of activities were included in the entrance price. Plenty of places for a picnic or there is lovely cafe. We got to hold lots of animals, play in plenty of... More 

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Thank LucyBBirmingham
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 7 year old loved his day here. He cuddled pigs, held guinea pigs, mice and rabbits, did a treasure hunt, collected eggs from the chicken coops and had a go on the rides. It was great for him and the other kids. All the staff at the activities called the children by their name as they get a personalised... More 

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

Thank you for you lovely comments. It sounds as though you enjoyed all the activities and it's great to hear that the £5 voucher was appreciated. Hopefully, your son now has a nice souvenir from his visit. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overcast day with a couple of showers but that didnt dampen the family's view of this place, they all loved it. Wife and kids aged 9 + 5 spent hours cuddling different small animals of every variety, staff were very helpful and informative to my 2 inquisitive kids. The guy on the mic running the shows for the day really... More 

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

We love it that you don't let the weather dampen your enthusiasm as we all have a great time on the farm, come rain or shine. The go carts close between 2pm and 3pm but are open for the rest of the day. There is a board at the top of the hill with the times on that you must... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were disappointed, as we had seen good reviews. Expensive, especially as you have to pay again for some things, like animal feed and the pony rides. Some of the attractions were small and therefore crowded. The pigs were cute though.

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Thank Fregoli113
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

We are obviously very disappointed to see your review, particularly as it is among so many 5 star reviews. I just wish that you had spoken to a manager on the day. All the activities, shows, rides and displays are included in the admission price so the animal feed and pony rides really are optional extras rather than an essential... More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Where else can you go and cuddle piglets?? This is a fantastic farm. Loads to do all day. Every half hour there is an activity. It is clean and all the staff are really friendly and helpful. No hidden costs which is a bonus. Free tractor ride, rainbow railway, red rocket ride and go carts all free. Pony rides are... More 

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

Hi Debbie, thank you for the great review and for all your lovely comments. We want our visitors to have a full day out that is excellent value for money and it makes us all very happy when it is appreciated. We hope that you will come back for more piggy cuddles soon. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My nine year olds verdict after holding a sleeping piglet in her areas. The micro pigs were adorable, Emily spent ages cuddling them and all the other animals, mice, rabbits, Guinea pigs, chicks etc, etc. We watched. the pig racing which was fun and fed the goats as well as having a good wander round doing various activities. We felt... More 

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1 Thank LennyB1968
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

We certainly hope to welcome you back on your next Devon holiday. To hear that your daughter had her "Best Day Ever!" at Pennywell makes all our hard work worthwhile and is the reason that we all genuinely love what we do. Thank you such a special review. More 

merseyside
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good value for money ,plenty to do ,theirs indoor activity if which is ideal for rainy days ,you can feed the lambs and the piglets too ,they have shows on watching the pigs race ,theirs a cafe ,and plenty of picnic areas to eat ,I visit Devon twice a year and never fail to visit this award winning farm x

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

Great to hear that you enjoyed all the activities and found Pennywell good value for money. We look forward to welcoming back next time you are in Devon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Penny well farm is amazing from the tractor rides,the red rocket ride,rabbit go carts,thunderslide,pig racing.and ultimately the hands on Experience the children and adults get is next to none. Absolutely brilliant day out for the whole family and they even provide free kennels for our four legged friends as long as you supply a padlock. The only down side was... More 

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2 Thank Adam K
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review. We really do appreciate it and are delighted to hear that family members of all ages love Pennywell. More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a family day out. The farm is well laid out and there are lots of animals for the children to pet. Getting to hold a very small pig along with feeding the goats was a personal highlight! The pig race was also a lot of fun. There was a large outdoor play area which our 14 month... More 

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

Hi Adam It was great to see the title of your review as our goats are really great but so often get missed out in reviews because visitors love the miniature pigs so much. So pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed Pennywell. More 

Essex
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots to do and many places to eat a picnic or buy food. Our grandchildren really enjoyed the show they attended, feeding the animals, the adventure playground and the maze. Beautiful views across the Moors from the top of thewooden fort.

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Thank happytraveller053
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Very pleased to hear that enjoyed your day and our entertainer in the show. We hope that your 'Happy Travels' will bring you to Pennywell again soon. More 

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