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“Great fun for all ages!”
Review of The Big Sheep.

The Big Sheep.
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Bideford
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Looking for a guaranteed day out that’s fun for all the family – then look no further than The BIG Sheep. No matter what the weather, this award-winning family attraction is guaranteed to be the highlight of your holiday. Come rain or shine Devon’s friendliest attraction has an action-packed programme of rides, shows, animals, indoor play and events to keep everyone in the family entertained all day long. The attraction was set up to create great holiday memories and the BIG Sheep ‘flock’ look forward to giving visitors to the park a totally EWEnique day out. The BIG Sheep is home to Devon’s most popular and largest roller coaster, plus 12 hilarious, EWEnique shows, with undercover viewing area. Outdoor play includes giant jumping pillows, twister ride, splash zone and archery tag. Gentle rides for toddlers include Piggy Pull-Along, Tractor Safari, self-drive Tractor Track, Pony Rides, Vintage Carousel, Swan pedaloes. Fantastic events throughout the year - www.thebigsheep.co.uk
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed June 5, 2011

We are regular visitors to the Big Sheep, My children (5 and 3) love it there. There is so much to do for all different ages, and weathers! My son begged me to have his birthday party there, so last night 6 till 8 pm, we hired out the whole indoor play area. The staff were fantastic, so helpful and keeping everything in order. As it was nice weather they allowed us to have the bouncy pillows and go karts as well. At 8pm there were alot of very tired but happy 5 year olds and parents (who were going down the slides as much as the kid). The cost was very reasonable, and I hardly had to do anything. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Thank sara190807
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thebigsheep, Manager at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2011

Hi Sara,
Thank ewe for posting a review about your evening hire birthday party on Saturday! We're really pleased that you enjoyed the evening and really glad that Rafe had a fab birthday!! :-)

Our evening hires are becoming more and more popular as a great venue for a party or celebration whether it be for a child or an adult! We also have many of our local schools hire the playground for fundrasing evenings - they are often really succesful evenings. :-)

Hope we'll see you and your family again soon! :-)

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Reviewed June 4, 2011

We visited The Big Sheep with my pensioner parents and three children ages 13, 11 and 7, there was plenty to do and see to keep everyone entertained and happy, the sheep show was hilarious with a little grown up humor that went straight over the chilren's heads!!! My husband throughly enjoyed the beer tasting. Oh and we won the sheep race! In all a great day out for the whole family would definatley recommend to anyone.

Thank Vix_D
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thebigsheep, Manager at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2011

Hello!
We're very happy that you enjoyed a day out with us with a family with such varied ages! We always like to offer a selection of entertainment for adults and children and agree with you that the adult jokes in the shows are very funny, but they go right over the childrens heads! :-)

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent, it really boosts us to continue to work extra hard each day!

We hope to entertain you and your family again very soon! :-)

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Reviewed June 2, 2011

Went to Big Sheep with 7 year old grandson. We both enjoyed the day with lots of activities for my grandson. The only comment would be that the tractor safari was the ideal opportunity to give some information about the attraction but all the driver pointed out were the few animals to be seen on the way round. Would recommend this attraction to families and grandmothers with grandchildren!

Thank Shirley190737
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thebigsheep, Manager at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2011

Hi there,
Many thanks for your review and constructive feedback. We're very pleased you had a great day out with your Grandson! We hope you'll return again one day!

We take on board your comments about the tractor safari and agree that we should use the ride as a time to inform you of upcoming shows, rides and information about the park. We do try to do this and many of our ride operators are confident enough to chat away on the microphone however i'm afriad we have a couple opertors who started in April of 2011 and are still learning the information and building their confidence.

Once again, thanks for your review and feedback! :-)

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Reviewed May 31, 2011

We visited last year and came back again this year, it is a great day out in North Devon. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The sheep show is fab, as is the duck show. Our daughter (3) loved feeding lambs, as well as having a ride on a pony for £1 and of course the highlight was the sheep racing at the end of the day. Our son (1) loved the indoor soft play area, especially the ball pits. Brilliant family day out. Will be going back again next year.

Thank kieranandsarah5
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thebigsheep, Manager at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2011

Hello!
We're so pleased that you've enjoyed visiting us 2 years in a row and are already planning to come back and see us next year!
We try are hardest to keep our attraction fresh and like to add new elements and attractions whenever we can. I hope you enjoyed the new ride on ponies this year - they have been a huge hit with toddlers! We have a planning application with our local council for a new events building which we hope to have built for next summer to host more events, and shows. We're also planning a new cream tea show for this summer!

Once again we really are pleased that you enjoy visiting us that you want to come back for more each year! Thanks so much for your continual support and we'll look forward to entertaining you again next year! :-)

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Reviewed May 29, 2011

great day out with my husband mother in law and 2 children 7 and 8 months. things to do all day from train rides to duck shows. there are lots of sheep and goats to feed, a few rides, the swings are great. there are outside activities too the jumping pillows are so funny adults and children loved them. the sheep show was really funny and you got to meet all different types of sheep. the duck show is brill to and you get to join in. massive indoor play area which also we all loved. fab day out its got things inside and out and everything is for all ages 1 - 100. loved it and would love to go back.

Thank DerbyshireSarah
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thebigsheep, Manager at The Big Sheep., responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2011

Thank you for your lovely review - we're over the moon that you enjoyed your day out with us and would love to come back and see us again! :-)

I agree that the duck trials is a fab show - it's my personal favourite of the day as i love it when the kids (and adults if they want) can join in and help! I love it when the dog is playing dumb or being lazy and then things don't go to plan! It always makes me laugh as every show can be different from one day to the next!

Thanks again for taking the time to write a review - we really hope to see you in Devon again soon and hope that you'll visit us for another day out! :-)

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