Pennywell Farm

Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT

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  • Pennywell Rainbow Railway Train
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  • Pennywell, Girl and Goats
  • Pennywell Tractor Trailer Ride
  • Pennywell Run Rabbit Ride Go carts
  • Pennywell Pigs, Family Piggy Cuddles
  • Pennywell, Donkey Friends
  • Pennywell, Goat kids Nutty and Noah

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Pennywell Farm - “By far the best farm park I have been to” Katherine.G, 2021

A visit to multi award winning Pennywell Farm is something you’ll never forget! Make memories that last a lifetime as you enjoy a fun filled experience packed full of animals, hands-on activities, rides, play-time, shows and displays. It’s the biggest activity farm in the South West with a different activity happening every 30 minutes, just listen for the bell! Pennywell is home to over 150 animals and has something for everyone, from pig racing to tractor rides!

“This was the best day EVER! The experience with the animals was amazing” - Erica.T, 2021

“What a wonderful farm! The animals are so well looked after. Brilliant activities so well organized. All the staff were friendly and helpful. It was super clean too!” - Caroline.T, 2021

“What a fantastic place. We have been coming here while on holiday in Devon for many years. Children have loved it and now grandchildren too. There's so much to do and once you pay to get in, everything is included” - Lynn.C, 2021

“Best farm we’ve been to. So much to see and do and we got to cuddle a miniature baby pig. What more could you ask for?! Would certainly go back if we were in the area again!” - Caz.B, 2021

Your experience begins with a very warm welcome in the main farmyard where you will be guided through our activity board. We recommend you take a snap of the board on your phone so you know what is happening, wherever you are on the farm! Once the activities begin you can join in as much as you’d like! Get involved with milking and walking our goats, cheering on our racing ferrets, hand-feeding our herd of Red Deer, collecting eggs from our laying hens and so much more! We promise that you will have never experienced anything quite like the phenomenon that is Pennywell Pig Racing. This truly unique event is fantastic fun for all the family! Come and cheer on your favourite porker in this Snout to Snout race! 

Pennywell Farm is the original breeder and home of the world famous Pennywell Miniature pig. If you haven’t cuddled a pig before then Piggy Cuddles is for you! Available anytime throughout your entire visit, this is something you just have to experience! Our pet cuddles area will also give you a chance to meet and hold some of our other beautiful pets including rabbits, Guinea pigs, chicks and more! 

Hundreds of friendly animals are waiting to meet you! From our magnificent and mighty heavy horses Duke and Duchess, to the teeny-tiny mice and everything in between! Explore the farm and meet our highland cattle, lambs and goat kids, Pennywell Miniature pigs, alpacas, tortoises, ducks and geese, the list goes on! Grab a net and dip at the Pennywell ponds to discover the wonderful wildlife that lives beneath the surface. Or, wander into some of our paddocks with our miniature ponies and family of miniature donkeys who just love attention from our visitors! Roam through the Goatarama and hand-feed the cheeky goats you might find there.

Farmyard rides are brought to you, courtesy of tractor power. Enjoy a visit to Old MacDonald’s Farm on the Tractor and Trailer Ride, suitable for all the family - who will you spot on route? Anyone over the age of 4 will enjoy blasting off from the showfield on our Red Rocket ride, guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face. Challenge your friends to a race on the Run Rabbit Go Carts (8+ to adult) or, why not take a more leisurely ride on the Rainbow Railway which all the family will enjoy! 

Let the kids bounce out any excess energy on the trampolines dotted around the farm as well as the HUGE bouncy castles and inflatable slide inside Noah’s Barn. Shoot a winning score on our Crazy Golf course, see how low you can go! Let your budding young farmers test their driving skills in the Pennywell Tractor Village and, if you’re feeling energetic, have a go on our assault course (great for fun-loving adults) too! Around the farm you will find sit-on diggers, sandpits, play equipment and slides as well as a dedicated play village for toddlers to explore. 

Don’t go hungry! We have plenty of coffee and takeaway food and drink stops spread out across the farm. Enjoy a delicious Devonshire cream tea, gorgeous ice cream that is produced just down the road from the farm, as well as yummy stone baked pizzas from our brand new Noah’s Takeaway, open for you this season!

The beautiful Devon countryside offers the perfect backdrop for your farm visit with views reaching out over the Dart Valley and up to Dartmoor. You won’t believe how stunning the Devon scenery is from 650 feet above sea level! 

Pennywell is just 3 miles off the A38, just 20 miles from Exeter and Plymouth and just 12 miles from Torbay. We are easy to find! Just follow the brown tourist signs. 

We can’t wait to see you soon! 

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£17.95 per ticket
Child (0-3 years)Free
Child (3 - 15 years)£13.95 per ticket
Senior (65+ years)£15.95 per ticket
Student/Carer*£15.95 per ticket

*Student/Carer ID will be required at admissions.

Opening Times

Pennywell Farm (19 Feb 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)

* Open February Half term until the end of October Half Term.

Opening Times will vary, please visit the website for details.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - Most areas accessible for disabled visitors.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Fully licensed restuarant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Families
  • In countryside
  • Max group size - 350
  • Min group size - 15

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.1 adult per 5 children; Minimum of 20 people for a free guide



Map & Directions

Road Directions

Just 3 minutes off the A38. 1 mile south of Buckfastleigh - follow the brown tourist signs. Only 20 miles from Plymouth and Exeter, 12 miles from Torbay with stunning Dartmoor views.







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    Recent Reviews:

    • DebbieChantler
      Wadebridge, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Will definitely go again
      5 of 5 stars
      22nd May 2022
      My 7 year old son loved it here, spent all day and was plenty to do. Loved the pig cuddles and all the other animals you could hold. My son loved the crazy golf, just wish there was more golf balls... Read full review
    • karenaA9561OA
      Trip Type:
      Fabulous day out
      5 of 5 stars
      23rd May 2022
      My whole family loves visiting Pennywell, the staff are REALLY friendly and helpful. There is soooo much to do with the cutest of animals. Read full review
    • X1424TShannahm
      Trip Type:
      You won’t be disappointed!
      5 of 5 stars
      26th May 2022
      What an amazing day out! We absolutely loved our day at Pennywell. Our children (8 and 3) and us grown ups were entertained from opening to closing time and we didn’t quite manage to fit in all of... Read full review


    • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2014
    • Regional and MiscellaneousPrimary Times Reader Star Awards Primary Times Reader Star Awards 2014
    • Devon TourismSouth Devon Business Excellence Awards South Devon Business Excellence Awards 2014
    • Regional and MiscellaneousVisit Devon Tourism awards - Gold Visit Devon Tourism awards - Gold 2021
    • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2019 Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2019 2019
    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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