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Pennywell Farm

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Address: | Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 OLT, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 642023
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Amazing Hands On Experience

We absolutely loved this place. Want to go back again one day. You really get close to the animals. It's very hands on. The animals are so well looked after, I adored the pigs, I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rhonda V
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Way too many people at the far. Exceeded the capacity in my opinion. I would return but on a normal day not on a day like this. And as for the poor shire horse that is kept in one of the smallest pens I've ever seen for an animal of this size. Disgusting. Also the amount of people petting and... More 

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Thank jordan201196_
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, Jordan. To be completely honest, we were taken by surprise at the number of visitors we had at the event and we have learned a lot from it. It was the first time we had done it so had no idea what to expect. We did reach capacity on site and had to turn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place. Want to go back again one day. You really get close to the animals. It's very hands on. The animals are so well looked after, I adored the pigs, I could have sat there the whole day cuddling Jeffrey. This place is well worth a visit. The staff are so friendly and knowledgable. There is... More 

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Ko Chang, Thailand
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time I have visited.live long way from here so last time several years ago. Went with my wife and seven year old daughter. Both of them enthralled with the animals. Can hold a small pig,or a rabbit. There was a litter of miniature pigs only 4 days old. About six inches long. Children can have donkey rides. Don't miss... More 

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Thank Turnbull1942
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful five star review! You'll be pleased to hear the the tiny miniature pigs are doing very well and getting into lots of mischief. Who knows, maybe even racing pigs of the future! Hope to see you at Pennywell again soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went with our Son,daughter in law and 2 grandchildren who loved it. Lots of time spent cuddling baby animals, lovely rides for children and lots to see and enjoy.

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Thank Marjoram46
Valerie B, Public Relations Manager at Pennywell Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. Delighted that you had a full day of fun and we hope to see you again. More 

Oxfordshire
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We visited a couple weeks ago and wow. We have a 5 and 3 year old they loved it. So much to do and see and particular praise to Mark who was everywhere and was fantastic with the kids. The boys loved feeding the goats and piggy cuddles. The cafe is all home cooked food and reasonably priced. We shall... More 

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

We will certainly look forward to your return visit. Thank you for the excellent review and your lovely comments which will be passed on to Mark. Glad to hear that you enjoyed an amazing day! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Really disappointed after looking forward to for quite some time . We arrived at 10.30 to find nowhere to park then had to queue for ages to get in , I've never seen so much choaos. Surely they knew it was going to be busy with Marshall from paw patrol there but clearly weren't prepared for what happened . It... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Obviously we are very upset that you left us feeling disappointed and I would welcome the opportunity to have a chat with you if you want to drop me an email: info@pennywellfarm.co.uk with your number, I'd be happy to call you back. To be totally honest, we were taken by surprise at how busy the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I went with a group of friends, lured in by pig cuddles(!!!). I also had a blast feeding the goats & sheep, holding a rabbit - and seeing the Flemish Giants they had! We saw the pig races, but didn't get around to mini golf or feeding the chickens because it was too rainy and a bit muddy. BUT -... More 

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Thank Molly L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Where do I begin? As a group of young adults of whom one of us had never been to a farm, this was the perfect day out. We started out with milking the goats which was an interesting experience for all and quite fun to be honest. Then on to the main attraction in our opinion. Two words; Piggy cuddles.... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great day out, we had a lovely time and the staff were extremely helpful. Found the goats were adorable and let you pet them and I'm sure they picked you out knowing that they were the one you wanted to bottle feed, which was great fun. Then on to the absolutely gorgeous miniature pigs, where you get a towel for... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Today we took a party of six children aged 7-8 including two birthday girls to Pennywell Farm. We were made to feel very special throughout the day. The staff could not do enough for us. Gemma was great as front of house explaining all the attractions and timed events to us. Jesse and a lady whose name I have forgotten... More 

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

Thank you for the amazing review! I will pass all your lovely comments on to the team but I know that George will be particularly delighted. It was his first day of activities yesterday so to have such positive feedback is really incredible. Thank you for choosing Pennywell for your daughter's birthday treat. We hope that you will be back... More 

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