Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Devon  /  Dartmoor National Park  /  Buckfastleigh  /  Outdoors  /  Pennywell Farm

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh

4.5
#1 of 25 in Outdoors in Devon
Farm Tourist Spot
Home to the "Pennywell Miniature Pigs," Pennywell Farm offers a hands-on interaction with animals. This organic farm, the largest of its kind in the South West, provides different activities every thirty minutes, including ferret and pig racing, bottle-feeding sheep, or learning how to milk a goat. Take advantage of the free tractor train to travel the site. Explore the maze planted entirely from homegrown willow, the tower in its center offers spectacular views of the Dartmoor hills. Keep an eye out for deer roaming the region. The site offers plenty of free parking if you consider driving. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Pennywell Farm by using our Buckfastleigh itinerary builder.
Create an itinerary including Pennywell Farm
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
701 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Spent the day here with my boyfriend and we had an absolutely great day. We travelled by bus and walked from Buckfastleigh - it's about a half an hour walk. There are so many animals to cuddle, and lo...  more »
  • Not a lot more I can add than others have already said, but we had a great time. We were throughly shattered by the time we left - we were the last guests out on the day we went. All the animals are w...  more »
  • What can i say one off the best days out with the kids ive had a must go lovely animals and the babys soo cute pls go  more »
Google
  • Excellent place to visit, with very well planned and timely activities for young kids. We visited in June and it was nicely busy and not overcrowded. Activities are announced and run every 30 mins which works really well. The tractor/trailer ride was fun and the pig racing a true highlight. Perfect size venue for toddlers, with lots to keep them entertained. All staff very friendly, great with kids and knowledgeable.
  • The only venue is the south west that charges for disabled children in wheelchairs. The staff were really good and one of then even admitted that they couldn't believe they charged for the disabled. Also, I'd advise you take your own food. £6.25 for a pasty??!!!! £3.50 for a pony ride!! We just get the feeling they will rinse every penny they can out of you. Apart from the above the venue is good for young children (as long as they aren't wheelchair bound) with lots to do..... (Response edit) : Yes you offer 10% discount for the child and carer, by comparison every other venue allows carers in for free, with exception of Crealy. We visit a lot of venues throughout Devon and Cornwall as part of our job so my comparison balanced and my comment fair. Regarding your meals. £5.10 for a children's meal. Consisting of a sandwich, carton drink, snack bar and crisps. The jury remains out.
  • Brilliant with lots to do for toddlers and under 10. Tractor ride and train included in price. Very friendly staff. Nice touches like name badges for kids so they were spoken to by name.
  • Brilliant family day out. Very well organised and felt we got our money's worth. Food wasn't​ great - but good basic option.
  • Visiting the area on holiday. This place is just wonderful, best farm I've been to with the kids. Piglet cuddling a really lovely experience, loads to do, talks and other things to watch on all the time. Didn't do everything in a day's visit. Would highly recommend as a great day out with young children.

Plan your trip to Buckfastleigh

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Buckfastleigh

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Buckfastleigh by other users

5 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Buckfastleigh BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Devon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Buckfastleigh BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Devon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Dartmoor National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Dartmoor National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Dartmoor National Park & Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Buckfastleigh BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Buckfastleigh BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans