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Dec
1

He’s Arrived!

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All the children gathered in the car park with their families to await the arrival of a special visitor this Saturday. A tractor was heard in the distance and Father Christmas arrived at Pennywell, along with his elves to mark the beginning of the annual Nativity Plays. The Nativity plays and visits to Father Christmas Read More…

This story appeared on December 1, 2014

Nov
14

Countdown to Christmas

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The farm is now closed for Christmas preparations but we are almost ready for the arrival of Father Christmas when we reopen on Saturday 29th November. Hundreds of trees are being decorated, thousands of Christmas biscuits are being baked and farm life goes on as usual. Peanuts, one of our Pennywell Miniature pigs has given Read More…

This story appeared on November 14, 2014

From one season to the next

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Another season over and we are very grateful for such fantastic visitors throughout the year and what a year it’s been. It began back in January with a special award for water management in the South West Region Tourism Awards and being awarded Best Green Business in the Herald Express Business Awards. After a VIP Read More…

This story appeared on November 3, 2014

October Half Term Fun!

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It’s all treats and no tricks this October Half Term! Deliberately choosing to ignore Octobers darkest day, the team here are preparing for the Pennywell Pumpkin Olympics. If you’re looking for something completely different you can take part in the pumpkin and giant spoon race, pumpkin tossing, pumpkin skittles and have a go at the Read More…

This story appeared on October 7, 2014

Sep
11

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is Coming

It may only be September but Christmas at Pennywell books up earlier every year so if you want to make sure you get the date you want, you need to book early. This year we have a very special event on Saturday 29th November when Father Christmas will arrive at the farm with his elves, Read More…

This story appeared on September 11, 2014

Jul
28

Summer Starts Here!

Join Nutty Noah and the world famous Pennywell Miniature Pigs!

Six sizzling weeks of summer holidays are ahead and there’s no better way to spend one of them a visit to Pennywell Farm, Devon’s Friendliest Day Out! With a full day of hands on animal action, a different activity, show or display every half hour, hundreds of friendly animals and four FREE rides, you won’t Read More…

This story appeared on July 28, 2014

Jul
7

Sheepdog Trials Wednesday 6th August

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Wednesday 6th August see the welcome return of Sheepdog Trials at Pennywell Farm. This annual event, now in its twentieth year, attracts visitors and competitors from all over the country. More than 40 sheepdogs and their handlers will be put through their paces in this open driving trial which will demonstrate the skills that the dogs Read More…

This story appeared on July 7, 2014

Jun
24

A New Website for Pennywell

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Welcome to our brand new website. The site has been designed for us by Simon Farrow at Drive Creative Studio in Exeter and is built to be faster and easier to use as well as being fully compatible with mobiles and tablets. Simon also designed our previous site which won us a national award back Read More…

This story appeared on June 24, 2014

May
29

WINNING WAS CHILD’S PLAY!

Pennywell Farm has scooped the runners-up prize in the prestigious Netmums Outdoor Play Awards. We clinched one of the top spots after being voted for by members of Britain’s biggest parenting site Netmums.com. The award came in the same week that Pennywell celebrated 25 years as a tourist attractions so it was the icing on the Read More…

This story appeared on May 29, 2014

May
13

Competition time!

There are lots of exciting things happening at Pennywell throughout May.  The grand opening of our café extension is happening on the 22nd May, which also happens to be Pennywell’s 25th Birthday. If you haven’t done so already don’t forget to enter our competition, for your chance to win a VIP day to Pennywell farm Read More…

This story appeared on May 13, 2014