What a superb day out-Pennywell farm is a real gem in this beautiful part of Dartmoor and South Hams. The activities are well executed with superb staff whose helpfulness and courtesy makes a real difference. We spent several hours and had plenty to do. Refreshments and facilities were good and the overall value for money is unsurpassable.
I suggest twin this with a visit to nearby Buckfast Abbey with its 1000 years of monastic history and superbly refurbished church and you will have a great day out.
**UPDATE: 20th March. Pennywell is temporarily closed.**
To all our lovely visitors locally and afar.
We have been closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the latest Government and Public Health England guidelines.
The government have now called for the closure of many tourism and hospitality businesses. It is with great sadness that we will therefore be temporarily closing as we unite as a country to control the spread of COVID-19.
It’s not a decision we have taken lightly but we recognise the responsibility we have in protecting our staff, visitors and the wider community.
We wholeheartedly thank you all for your support during this extremely challenging time and very much look forward to welcoming our lovely visitors back to Pennywell as soon as it is safe to do so. Our animals will certainly be desperate to see you!
We will of course honour all tickets already purchased when we re-open. Season tickets will be extended to reflect the period of time that we are closed to ensure you don’t miss out.
We will continue to keep you updated with all the news from the farm, so please follow our Facebook and Instagram page for some entertaining and educational updates over the coming weeks and months, particularly as we look forward to the arrival of all our spring babies! 😊
Treat your family to a day of family fun and animal action at multi award winning Pennywell FarmWith a different animal activity, show or display every half hour, hundreds of friendly animals and four FREE rides, you won’t waste a single minute.
Arrive to be greeted by your Pennywell Farmer for the day at 10am, take a quick snap of the activity times displayed in the farmyard and get stuck in to a full day of Pennywell fun. Bottle feed lambs and goat kids, race ferrets, meet hedgehogs, explore our ponds and enjoy fantastic entertainers every weekend and every day during the Devon school holidays.
Pennywell is the home of the Pennywell miniature pigs and you enjoy piggy cuddles and get to watch the world famous phenomenon that is miniature pig racing, every afternoon at 2.30pm.
Pennywell has the friendliest animals in Devon and the 2020 season will have more animals to meet than ever before with our new and improved Miniature Pony Centre.
We’re expanding the number of equines on the farm this year so you can get really hands on with not just our miniature ponies but miniature donkeys, heavy horses and our latest addition, Connery who has retired to Pennywell after a career in the Household Cavalry.
We want visitors and locals to know that you can still have a close up and personal experience with miniature ponies in Devon.
As well as the very sociable pint-sized ponies to groom and pamper, you can make friends with our gorgeous goat kids, meet our international collection of poultry in the funky fowl area and chat to our curious and cute alpacas.
Take a break and enjoy the farm at your own pace if you prefer. Pennywell boasts some of the most spectacular views in Devon and is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely lunch or a Devon cream tea.
Assistance dogs are allowed on the farm and there are kennels in car park, free of charge with water available beside the kennels. Visitors are free to go in and out to check on their dogs and there is plenty of green space for exercise as well.