Pennywell Farm


Lower Dean, Buckfastliegh, Devon, TQ11 0LT

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About Us

We are delighted to welcoming visitors back to Pennywell once again. Due to the current restrictions, all visitors need to book tickets online before visiting. See our website for all the up to date information:

A Full Day of Hands on Fun!

Winner of ‘Best Large Visitor Attraction’ in the 2019 Devon Tourism Awards, treat your family to Devon’s friendliest day out at family owned attraction, Pennywell Farm. We’re just 12 miles from Torbay, nestled in glorious countryside on the edge of Dartmoor.

With a full day of fun guaranteed, there are animals, activities, rides, shows and displays for all the family to enjoy. Hundreds of farm animals including goats, sheep, highland cattle, alpacas and deer, plus a whole host of Pennywell pets are waiting to meet you.

Pennywell is also home to the world famous Pennywell miniature pigs and is the only place where you can enjoy genuine Pennywell piggy cuddles. If that isn’t enough, every day at 2.30pm you can experience the phenomenon that is miniature pig racing and cheer on your favourite pint-sized porker. Who will triumph over Bacon’s Brook?

New for 2020 is the Pennywell Miniature Pony and Donkey Centre where you can wander into the paddocks and cuddle our delightful family of miniature donkeys or groom our pint sized ponies. After your miniature experience you can meet the mighty heavy horses, Duke and Duchess along with their new friend Connery. Connery has literally come from the Palace to Pennywell as he was part of the Household Cavalry for 22 years. He’s now enjoying a right, royal retirement at the farm.

There’s acres of indoor space to picnic and play as well as a commando course, maze, tractor village and toddler play farm. If the little ones have some excess energy to burn, Noah’s Barn has 3 giant bouncy castles and there are trampolines dotted around the farm. Crazy golf is included in the admission price as well as four farm rides; The Rainbow Railway, Run Rabbit Go Carts, Red Rocket and Tractor and Trailer

Pennywell is the original home of the half hourly activity. Join in with bottle feeding goat kids, calves and lambs, take a goat for a walk, try navigating a pig around our pig agility course, collect freshly laid eggs or be a guest at a pet’s party. There is something new to do every 30 minutes.  

Pond dipping is always popular and you can help yourself to a net and bowl to see what you can find living beneath the surface of the Pennywell ponds. If fishing is more your thing, bring along your fishing rod and see if you can catch a tiddler in the fishponds, a really tranquil area of the farm.

Hungry farmers will love our Café with plenty of local produce, hot and cold meals, snacks and tempting treats. There are several coffee stops including our Coffee Cabin where you enjoy a Barista coffee or our takeaway in Noah’s Barn where you can grab a drink, snack or an ice cream while the children enjoy the indoor play.

A day at Pennywell is great value and when the weather decides to turn a little bit ‘British’ we will give you a FREE return ticket to visit us again within 7 days if it rains while you are here.

Put a spring in your step and a smile on your face as you discover why Pennywell Farm is amongst the top 20 farm attractions in the UK, in a list compiled by TripAdvisor Media Group.

Every weekend and every day during Devon school holidays, we have two daily shows from one of our fantastic entertainers, plus themed weeks, special events and character days so keep an eye on the website for up to date information:


Pennywell is open every day from Sat 15 Feb to Sun 1 Nov 2020, 10am to 5pm.

2020 Opening Dates: Sat 15 Feb – Sun 1 Nov. 10am to 5pm


£15.95 adult

£14.95 senior

£12.95 child (3-15 years)

FREE – toddlers under 3





  • Devon TourismVisit Devon Awards - Gold Visit Devon Awards - Gold 2019

Opening Times

2021 Openings (16 Feb 2021 - 27 Oct 2021)

* Please check our website for opening times.



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Recent Reviews:

  • Evegymbunny
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    Absolutely brilliant day, loved it!
    5 of 5 stars
    24th Dec 2020
    This was a really good, well thought out Christmas experience, myself and the kids really enjoyed it, it felt very covid safe which was brilliant. All the staff were amazing so friendly and helpful... Read full review
  • elizabethtJ8704DC
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    5 of 5 stars
    28th Dec 2020
    We arrived at pennywell on xmas eve with our 2 families inc 2 grandchildren under 4. WOW what a beautiful magical sight greeted us all. From start to finish we had a fantastic time, everything was... Read full review
  • Debbie F
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Best Nativity story around
    5 of 5 stars
    3rd Jan 2021
    Another proper Nativity story at Christmas! We love Pennywell anyway, but this year they have been amazing with keeping us all safe! Their Christmas set up was just as beautiful as it has been... Read full review



Attraction Facilities

  • Shop
  • Tea Rooms


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Key Features

  • Families
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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