Now who doesn’t love a cuddle with a miniature pig or the chance to feed a new lamb? The glory of the award-winning Pennywell Farm and Activity Park is that its visitors can pet, hold and feed the animals for a day out to remember. The attraction is home to animals that just love to make friends, rides, displays and shows so it’s great fun no matter what your age. In fact it’s so busy that the bell tolls every time there’s something new to see or do starting, and you’ll hear it pretty much every half an hour.
The animals include sheep, goats and ponies, but it’s the miniature pigs that always manage to charm the visitors. You might even see them show their skills in a miniature pig race. Spring is always one of the most exciting times on any farm, and Pennywell is no different. Each year brings a new selection of babies – and the more friendly faces that greet them the happier they are.
There are pony rides available throughout the summer on the miniature ponies, and there are all kinds of indoor attractions if you get a shower during your visit. Whether you milk the goats, race ferrets or feed the deer by hand during your time at Pennywell Farm, you’ll come away feeling you’ve done your bit.
Lower Deam, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT