Pennywell Farm

Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT

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

A visit to the 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, Pennywell Visitor

“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, Pennywell Visitor

“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, Pennywell Visitor

“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, Pennywell Visitor

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 Pennywell Pig Racing phenomenon. 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, mice and more! 

Hundreds of friendly animals are waiting to meet you! From our magnificent and mighty heavy horses 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, and 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 en 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. 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 local ice cream, as well as yummy pasties, sausage rolls and stone-baked pizzas from Noah’s Takeaway!

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 30 minutes from Exeter and Plymouth, and 12 miles from Torbay. We are easy to find! Just follow the brown tourist signs. 

We can’t wait to see you soon! 

Tickets must be purchased in advance via the website

Guide Prices

Please head to the tickets page of the Pennywell Farm website to view current day ticket prices: https://www.pennywellfarm.co.uk/buy-day-out-tickets

*Student/Carer ID will be required at admissions for concessions.

Opening Times

Pennywell Farm (10 Feb 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)

* Open from February Half-Term to October Half-Term, 9am - 4pm, 7 days a week.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop
  • Website - All tickets must be booked online in advance through our website.

Accessibility

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

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop
  • Tea Rooms - We have the Coffee Cabin open everyday serving a range of hot and cold drinks, pasties, sausage rolls, sandwiches and snacks. Noah's Barn Takeaway and the Coffee Shack are also open at weekends and during School Holidays periods serving a similar selection, plus delicious Stonebaked Pizzas available from Noah's Barn.

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - We have the Coffee Cabin open everyday serving a range of hot and cold drinks, pasties, sausage rolls, sandwiches and snacks. Noah's Barn Takeaway and the Coffee Shack are also open at weekends and during School Holidays periods serving a similar selection, plus delicious Stonebaked Pizzas available from Noah's Barn.
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Breast Feeding Friendly Throughout
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop - We have the Coffee Cabin open everyday serving a range of hot and cold drinks, pasties, sausage rolls, sandwiches and snacks. Noah's Barn Takeaway and the Coffee Shack are also open at weekends and during School Holidays periods serving a similar selection, plus delicious Stonebaked Pizzas available from Noah's Barn.
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Families
  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Free Car Parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking On Site - Including priority for people with disabilities.

Payment Methods

  • Android pay accepted - Please note that all of our tills are card only. You may require some pound coins if you wish to use the coin-operated rides.
  • Apple pay accepted - Please note that all of our tills are card only. You may require some pound coins if you wish to use the coin-operated rides.
  • Contactless payment accepted - Please note that all of our tills are card only. You may require some pound coins if you wish to use the coin-operated rides.
  • Delta accepted - Please note that all of our tills are card only. You may require some pound coins if you wish to use the coin-operated rides.
  • Maestro accepted - Please note that all of our tills are card only. You may require some pound coins if you wish to use the coin-operated rides.
  • MasterCard accepted - Please note that all of our tills are card only. You may require some pound coins if you wish to use the coin-operated rides.
  • Special group rates - Please note that all of our tills are card only. You may require some pound coins if you wish to use the coin-operated rides.
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted - Please note that all of our tills are card only. You may require some pound coins if you wish to use the coin-operated rides.
  • Visa accepted - Please note that all of our tills are card only. You may require some pound coins if you wish to use the coin-operated rides.

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards student/youth
  • Themed Events

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - New actvitiy every half an hour.

Travel & Trade

  • Groups Welcome - We do not offer group discounts on our tickets.

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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:

    • Judith B
      Exeter, United Kingdom
      A great day out in a lovely part of Devon
      5 of 5 stars
      19th June 2024
      Took my 4yr old Granddaughter here midweek and had a really good time. We especially enjoyed holding the small animals and feeding the goats The interaction of staff with us made it a lot of fun and... Read full review
    • Chris M
      Best day out in a long time
      5 of 5 stars
      19th June 2024
      Great day out for kids of any age, plenty for young children to play on, loads of interaction from the staff who were all very welcoming. The petting arena was our favourite part. Our children got to... Read full review
    • Christopher N
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Superb family day out
      5 of 5 stars
      20th June 2024
      Absolutely phenomenal day out for us with a four and one year old. So much to do it's almost overwhelming. All the staff are so friendly and I have to call out Mark in particular who seems to lead... Read full review

    Awards

    • 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
    • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2023
    • Devon TourismVisit Devon Tourism awards - Gold Visit Devon Tourism awards - Gold 2021
    • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2019
    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
    • Regional and MiscellaneousMuddy Stilettos Award (Best Family Attraction) Muddy Stilettos Award (Best Family Attraction) 2023

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