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May
21

30 Years of Pennywell Magic

Birthday cake

Pennywell is celebrating its 30th Birthday this month and here are 30 little snippets from the attractions history that you may not know: 1. When Chris and Nicky first bought the land, it wasn’t a farm, just a bare field site with no hedges, water or power. 2. The name ‘Pennywell’ was created by Nicky Read More…

This story appeared on May 21, 2019

Apr
25

6 of the Best South Devon Experience Days

South Devon

Whether it’s a gift for the person who has everything, a treat for yourself or an idea to enhance your holiday in South Devon, we are all booking and giving more experience days than ever before. We have put together 6 of the best experiences that are exclusive to South Devon. Enjoy! Ashburton Cookery School Read More…

This story appeared on April 25, 2019

10 Pennywell Miniature Pig Moments

Resting piglets

Pictures of the Pennywell Miniature Pigs never fail to bring a smile. We’ve had some great moments and the world famous porkers even have their own calendar. We’ve put together some of our favourite images for you to enjoy. 1. A tender moment Taken on a leaflet photo shoot, the photographer was chatting, giving both Read More…

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Mar
13

10 Reasons to Celebrate English Tourism Week

London Taxi

If you like the idea a short break, a weekend away or just making the most of your own surroundings, England has it all. English Tourism Week 21 March – 7 June is the perfect opportunity to broaden your English horizons and see what’s out there. 1. You don’t need to fly! Surely that’s a huge incentive in Read More…

This story appeared on March 13, 2019

Beat the Winter Blues in South Devon

Waiting for Spring

We are blessed to live in a beautiful area with amazing scenery and a climate that is generally kinder than the rest of the UK. However, we do still have to live through winter and even in Devon, the post-Christmas blues, short dark days and icy temperatures can leave even the most positive person feeling Read More…

This story appeared on February 4, 2019 and is tagged as: | |

12 Months at Pennywell – The Best Bits!

Pennywell team picture

The year has certainly flown by and at Pennywell Farm there is never a dull moment!  We thought we’d have a look at some of the highlights from the last 12 months. January Plenty of action on the farm during the closed season though with the stock and maintenance team at full stretch!  We still Read More…

This story appeared on December 7, 2018

Aug
30

5 things to do before they go back to school

family grooming a horse

Just a few days before the new school term begins so make the most of the children being home with lazy mornings, spontaneous outings, reading together and simply being together. The alarm clock will soon have to be set and the familiar routine will make summer a distant memory – so make sure it’s a Read More…

This story appeared on August 30, 2018 and is tagged as:

Jul
31

5 Green Places to Stay in South Devon

Devon beach

The Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) was set up over 20 years ago to change the relationship between tourism and our most important asset, the planet. These 5 accommodation providers have all received the coveted GTBS Gold Award so as well as offering an outstanding holiday, award holders can offer you a genuine Devon experience Read More…

This story appeared on July 31, 2018

7 hidden gems to discover in Devon

Devon Coastline

We all know that Devon is heaven and has something to offer everyone. Sometimes it’s just nice to get off the beaten track and discover a few hidden gems that most visitors to Devon never find. Keep them to yourself though! Loughwood Meeting House Owned by the National Trust, this thatched 17th Century Baptist Church Read More…

This story appeared on July 6, 2018