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Pennywell Farm

Pennywell Farm, Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT
01364 642023
Average time spent - 4 hours
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Things to do at Pennywell Farm review

Pennywell Farm is by far one of our favourite places to go. We’ve had season tickets for the past few years and go there regularly – it’s just perfect for younger children and up to aged 7 or 8, I’d say. 

If your children love animals, they will have an absolute ball at Pennywell. It is so hands on, they are able to get up close and stroke them all. The first place you’ll come to through the entrance is a petting area and staff are on hand to lift out animals such as guinea pigs, ferrets, rabbits, ducklings and chicks onto your child’s lap for them to hold and stroke.

Moving out onto the main area of the farm you’ll find, goats, shire horses, miniature ponies, donkeys, and tortoises to feed and stroke. There are also deer, turkeys, sheep and cows. But one of the main highlights of a trip to Pennywell is their micro pigs – these cute little things are just adorable and children can hold them. 

Staff at Pennywell run a full day of activities at set times including goat-milking, egg collecting, meeting the farmer, bottle-feeding, pond dipping, meeting hedgehogs, pig and ferret racing. The activities are announced each hour so there’s no chance of missing them. 

There are also several play areas, crazy golf, a maze, trampolines adventure playground and an indoor play barn to keep the children occupied. If your children love rides there is the Rainbow Railway that is just lovely, a tractor trailer ride with animals to look out for, the Red Rocket ride for over 4s, and Run Rabbit Go Karts for older children. 

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FAQ and Further Information Pennywell Farm

Is there food and drink available?

Pennywell has Henny Penny’s Cafe which serves hot food and snacks, the Coffee Cabin for drinks and snacks, a drinks kiosk in the play barn and an ice cream parlour, so you’re never too far away when an energy stop is needed! There are also lots of picnic benches dotted around if you wish to take your own food.

What are the main things to do?

Interactive farm park with plenty of animals to feed and stroke. Plus daily activities including egg collecting, pond dipping and more. With play areas, crazy golf, maze, tractor trailer rides and more. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket is just under £16 and just under £13 for a 3-15 year old. Under 3’s are free and other pricing options are available.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

Pennywell farm is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are not permitted but they have kennels you can use (please ask in advance).

Are they accessible?

This is a Guest Post with thanks to Helen Copson from Twins, tantrums and cold coffee.

Pennywell Farm
Pennywell Farm
Pennywell Farm
Pennywell Farm
Pennywell Farm

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