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“Entertaining”
Review of The Big Sheep.

The Big Sheep.
Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Bideford
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Devon's Large Attraction of the Year (2013/14), The BIG Sheep is firmly established as one of the UK's most innovative and exciting family attractions providing wacky and unique entertainment for all the family. NEW FOR 2016: The BIG One Rollercoaster Visit the South West's biggest family roller coaster which can be ridden by everyone over 4 years old! 400m of awesome fun, over 12m high with two lift hills and guaranteed to make you smile! Hilarious and entertaining shows include the World Famous sheep racing, complete with woolly jockeys, Horse Whispering, Dog and Duck Trials. Shepherds with a wicked sense of humor will have you laughing out loud as you are introduced to 10 different breeds of sheep who will strut their stuff live on stage to music! Children AND adults can burn off excess energy and play safely on a great selection of slides and imaginative soft play climbing areas, tumble towers, mazes and obstacles in our MASSIVE indoor playarea.There are loads of fun packed outdoor activities too. For the adrenaline thrill seekers there are bookable sessions at the Adventure Centre adjacent to the park for Climbing, Low Ropes, Water Zorbing and Mountain Boarding and competitive families can battle it out using state of the art eye-safe laser guns at Battlefield Live Outdoor Combat Zone. You can also enjoy Farm Safari rides, magical lakeside train rides, pony rides, twister chair-o-planes rides, free beer tasting, outside jumping pillows, family splash zone and a chance to feed the baby lambs are just some of the treats in store. During the winter there is a toboggan and ice skating rink too. After an exhilarating day out, browse in our Sheepy Shop and Farm Shop and find local Westcountry products before relaxing with a delicious home made scones and a great big dollop of Devonshire clotted cream.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Entertaining”
Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

This was one if the places i visited whilst in north devon, had a voucher which entitled me n my son half price tickets ( full price around 11.50 each) so thought since the reviews were good i would give it a go. As it was half term but not for devon schools however as there hal term starts the following week, the place was resonably quite so that was a bonus as the rides/ equipment were not so occupied. Had a lovely time here, spent the whole day going around and using the facilities, most being outdoors, watching the shows. The staff were very friendly and helpful only downside was the rides etc were only open at certain times, around every couple of hours, so did have to wait around somewhat. Overall a good day out for the whole family, something for everyone.

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thebigsheep, Marketing and Communications Assistant at The Big Sheep., responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to write your review.

We are over the moon that you had such a fantastic visit to us. Our rides are spaced out during the day to maximise your time with us, giving you chance to be able to do everything throughout the day.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in the area, and hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards

Nicola :)
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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“The best day out iv'e had in years!!!!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Holidaying with my 4 year old grandson and my 15th month old German Shepard in cold and wet Devon at the beginnning of the month was looking gloomy to say the least.... Then we went to The Big Sheep, it was the highlight of the holiday. With a kennel for the dog (that was brilliant as we could wander around without having to keep popping back to the car) this attraction had something for everyone. With rides included in the entrance price to duck herding and my grandsons' favourite Sheep racing this was value for money....A must do for all

Visited October 2012
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thebigsheep, Marketing and Communications Assitant at The Big Sheep., responded to this review, October 18, 2012
A big thank you from us all here at The BIG Sheep :) we are over the moon you had such a fantastic day out!!

Sheep racing is my favourite too, it's definitley a must see whilst here! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in the area, even in the soggy weather!

Once again, thank you for your review, we hope to see you again very soon!

Kind Regards

NIcola :)
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“If you have kids this place is must!!”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

We visited the big sheep yesterday on the way home from a very wet holiday week in north Devon. It was brilliant, so many activities for children of all ages to do. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great but there was still lots to do and staff were on hand to dry off outside events for use in the breaks between rain.

Accessibilty to the animals was lovely and the shows spread throughout the whole day were great.

My daughter is 17 months and loved it. We would definitely recommend!!!!!

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thebigsheep, Marketing and Communications Assistant at The Big Sheep., responded to this review, October 15, 2012
A big thank you from us all here for your lovely review. We are over the moon you had such a fantastic day even in the wet weather.

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in North Devon, and hope the rain hasn't put you off returning to the area in the future.

We hope to see you again very soon!

Kind Regards

Nicola :)
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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“Ewe will be impressed”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

I attended this location with my family which included a 11 year old and a 14 month old and all i will say is that the adults were having more fun! A great piece of fun located in a lovely setting with enough to entertain all ages.

My personal highlight was the duck herding and also getting to play with the border collie puppies which was great fun, i would highly recommend it.

Visited September 2012
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thebigsheep, Marketing and Communications Assistant at The Big Sheep., responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.

We are pleased to hear that you all had a great day, no matter what age you are! Those puppies are so cute, we all love to sneak in a quick cuddle!

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in the area and hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards

Nicola :)
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South Tidworth, null, United Kingdom
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“lovely place”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

if you should find yourself in this lovely part of britian you must visit the big sheep lots to do for the small ones and us big kids lol what a lovely time we had here even though the weather was against us we still had a wonderful time the staff were so friendly and happy even in the bad weather that we had when we was there so if you go on holiday in devon make sure to visit this lovely attraction you will not be disappointed

Visited October 2012
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thebigsheep, Marketing and Communications Assistant at The Big Sheep., responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Many thanks for us all here at The BIG Sheep for writing such a lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that even in the damp weather you were able to enjoy yourself.

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in North Devon and hope to see you again very soon!

Kind Regards

Nicola :)
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