Pennywell Farm | Best Things To Do in Devon 2021

Pennywell Farm

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Pennywell is excited to be open and we cannot wait to see you!

To help keep you safe we have limited the number of tickets on sale each day.
ALL visitors, including season ticket holders, will need to book their tickets online in advance.

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Visitor Attraction of the Year 2020

A visit to multi award winning Pennywell Farm is packed full of animals, activities, shows and displays. It’s the biggest activity farm in the South West! There’s something new happening every hour, just listen for the bell.

Pennywell was awarded Best Visitor Attraction 2020 in the Devon Tourism Awards for the second consecutive. That’s the first time an attraction has pulled off the double! Come and find out why!

Your visit begins with a warm welcome in the main farmyard. Have a look at the activity board to see what’s going on. Take a snap on your smartphone to make sure you don’t miss a single thing! Then you can join in with fabulous farm activities like goat milking, ferret racing, deer feeding, egg collecting and many more.

Pennywell is home to the world famous Pennywell Miniature pigs. We promise that you will never have experienced anything quite like the phenomenon that is Pennywell pig racing. Come and cheer on your favourite porker in this truly unique event.

Hundreds of friendly farm animals, equines and pets are waiting to meet you. You’ll find alpacas, goats and goat kids, lambs, and highland cattle as you explore the farm. If you like equines, you’ll love Pennywell. We have everything from mighty heavy horses to miniature ponies, plus a family of miniature donkeys who just love attention from the visitors. Connery, a retired horse from the Household Cavalry enjoys a chat as you go by. Meet plenty of pretty ponies in their special home.

Say, “Hello, Halo, Merhaba or Bonjour” to our international collection of poultry in the Funky Fowl area of the farm. Guinea pigs, ducklings, rabbits and tortoises await you in the pet’s area.

Pond dipping is always popular so take a net and discover the wonderful wildlife that lives beneath. You can also wander down to the tranquil fishponds to feed the fish.

Farmyard rides are brought to you, courtesy of tractor power. All ages will enjoy the Tractor and Trailer ride or you could bounce around the track on the Red Rocket ride (6+ to adult) which we guarantee will leave you with a smile on your face. Challenge your friends on the Run Rabbit Go Carts (8+ to adult) or take a more leisurely ride on the Rainbow Railway. Great fun for all the family.

Budding young farmers can test their driving skills in the Pennywell Tractor Village and toddlers have their very own play village to explore. If there is any excess energy left to burn there are plenty of trampolines dotted around the farm, Crazy Golf and for the really energic there is an assault course which is great for mums and dads too! The fantastic news is that all this is included in the admission price.

Plenty of coffee and snack stops as well as light meals, cakes, ice creams and delicious Devon cream teas ensure that there is something for everyone.

The beautiful South Hams countryside offers the perfect backdrop for your farm visit with views reaching out over the Dart Valley and on to Dartmoor.

Tickets need to be purchased in advance via the website.

Pennywell is just 3 miles off the A38, just 20 miles from Exeter and Plymouth and just 12 miles from Torbay. Easy to find, just follow the brown tourist signs.




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Great day out

Had a great day at Pennywell Farm. All staff very helpful and polite. Great way to spend a sunny day, wonderful experience holding various animals such as piglets, mice and chicks. Would definitely recommend to couples and families.


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.


I was really impressed with this place. Super-friendly welcome and all very ‘COVID-safe’. Everything seemed well-maintained and cared for, and the animals all seemed happy too! The staff could not have more friendly or helpful and our children really, really enjoyed it. It is quite expensive but I actually thought it was really worth it. Highly recommended for a family day out. Thank you!

Iain H

I decided to book a visit here during our week’s break, for our 2 year old son and I’m so glad I did! It isn’t cheap but under normal circumstances without Covid restrictions (morning or afternoon slot) you could definitely spend a whole day here. There are picnic areas, a cafe or a coffee place.

There was so much to see and do! Loads of animals to feed and pet – goats, including the cutest babies, pigs, sheep, llamas, horses… and it really did allow kids to be at their level too which I absolutely love! There are also a few play parks and climbing frames on the way round, places to sit and a number of free rides for the kids too – including a tractor/trailer ride.

There are a couple of paddocks which you can actually go into as well – donkeys and ponies – which was lovely! The views are gorgeous! And the pig racing was fantastic!

Really cannot recommend this place enough – it’s been one of the nicest days out we’ve had as a family and we’ll definitely come back next year.


How To Find Us

Just 3 Minutes off the A38 1 mile south of Buckfastleigh – follow the brown tourist signs.

Sat Nav – Post Code TQ11 0LT

Pennywell is situated in an un named country lane which has its own signposted exit from the A38. You may need to continue on the road for a few hundred yards after your sat nav tells you that you have arrived!

We’re closer than you think!

Only 20 miles from Plymouth and Exeter, 12 Miles from Torbay.

Acres of free parking!


There is no direct bus service to Pennywell but the X38 runs between Plymouth and Exeter and stops in the town of Buckfastleigh which is just over a mile away. Contact Stagecoach on 01392 427711 or visit the website: for further information

The nearest train station is in the town of Totnes, 7 miles from Pennywell

The nearest airport is at Exeter, approx 20 miles from Pennywell

Cycle to Pennywell and we will reward you with half price admission!

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