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Sustainability Reaps Rewards

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Pennywell’s owner, Chris Murray has recently been made a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies. He has been informed that in view of his personal achievements and continuing record of service to agriculture, his Associateship of the Society has been advanced to fellowship. This announcement has followed three very recent accolades for Pennywell’s outstanding contribution to Read More…

This story appeared on February 21, 2016


A VIP Half Term at Pennywell

Goat kids

Pennywell opens for the 2016 season on Saturday 13 Feb. This half term, one full price day admission ticket gives you a VIP wristband valid for the rest of half term so you can visit as many times as you like! Bottle feed our lambs and goat kids and enjoy cuddles with all the early Read More…

This story appeared on February 10, 2016


Come and join the celebration!


We have enjoyed welcoming so many lovely families and groups to our Nativity Plays this year. If you haven’t booked your Christmas tickets yet, you can book online at or give us a call on: 01364 642023, Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm. Meanwhile, we are busy planning for a fantastic 2016 season and as well as all your favourite Read More…

This story appeared on December 13, 2015

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


The transformation is under way. The elves are busy on the farm transforming it into a winter wonderland, ready for Christmas at Pennywell. Nativities begin on Saturday 28th November when Santa will arrive on the farm, Pennywell style. You can also enjoy breakfast with Santa on selected dates. Tickets available online now  or you can Read More…

This story appeared on November 6, 2015


October Half Term at Pennywell

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Pennywell is all geared up for a very special week of October Half Term activities, so take the opportunity to blow away the cobwebs and enjoy the lighter side of life with our annual Jollyween event. We’re all about treats not tricks and pumpkin carving is not to be missed. Every child will have the Read More…

This story appeared on October 22, 2015

What’s happening this Autumn?

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Autumn is a fantastic time to visit the farm. It’s all a little bit quieter after the peak season and it makes for a much more personal visit. We still have all our famous activities, shows, rides and displays all day every day, plus there is some extra special entertainment on at the weekends. Roll Read More…

This story appeared on October 4, 2015


Summer isn’t over yet!

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The weather might not always agree with us but with some children not going back until the end of week and plenty of fun to come, we’re still in the full swing of summer. In addition to all our famous hands on activities like pond dipping, goat milking, ferret racing and pig racing we have Read More…

This story appeared on August 31, 2015


Summer is still in full swing!

Miniature pigs at Pennywell Farm
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There’s no better way to spend at least one of the remaining days of your school summer holidays than 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 Read More…

This story appeared on August 27, 2015


Nick Baker rescheduled

Hawkeye Falconry

There have been a couple of changes to the events coming up at Pennywell so make sure you don’t miss out. TV presenter Nick Baker will be here on Saturday 29th August, not 19th July as originally planned due to his other filming commitments. Join him on 29th August for some pond dipping and demonstrations Read More…

This story appeared on July 13, 2015


New Arrivals

Donkey 2

We have new Pennywell miniature piglets! There have been three litters in three weeks so will plenty of piggy cuddles can be had over the summer. Doris, Charlotte and Ruby all gave birth to beautiful, healthy piglets and mums and babies are all doing very well. We also have a new donkey foal, born to Read More…

This story appeared on June 22, 2015