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Mar
18

How to survive self isolation with the family

With more and more school closures and more families having to self-isolate, people are going to have to get used to amusing themselves. As you may not have a choice, why not turn this time into something positive where the whole family can come together and spend some quality time. We’ve come up with a Read More…

This story appeared on March 18, 2020

From Palace to Pennywell

Connery on duty

A magnificent 22 year old horse from the Household Cavalry has come from the palace to spend his well-earned retirement with the other equines at Pennywell Farm, near Buckfastleigh. During his working life he had the official number 007, hence the name Connery. Connery was brought to England from Ireland at around 18 months old Read More…

This story appeared on February 4, 2020

Dec
20

A Year at Pennywell Farm

Chris Murray

A year at Pennywell goes by very quickly and 2019 was no exception. Always busy, full of fun and full of animals! As we look forward to 2020, here are just a few of our highlights from the last 12 months. January The farm was closed for the winter break but there was still plenty Read More…

This story appeared on December 20, 2019

Meet the Team

Regular visitors to Pennywell will know some of the team here and many of you are very familiar faces to us. As well as the people you meet when you visit the farm, there is a team behind the scenes all year round, all with a common aim – making the visitor experience the best Read More…

This story appeared on November 5, 2019

7 Reasons to Visit Devon this Autumn

Autumn piglets

Whether you are one of the people fortunate enough to call Devon home or if you are planning to visit this autumn, Devon always has new things to discover. From wild moorland to stunning coastline, Devon really does have it all. If you want to enjoy a real taste of Devon, here are 7 ideas Read More…

This story appeared on October 7, 2019

Top Tips for Pennywell Season Ticket Holders

Family Group at Pennywell Farm

With unlimited visits from the beginning of February Half Term to the end of October Half Term, a Pennywell season ticket is great value. We want you to get the very best from every visit you make to Pennywell Farm and encourage you to make use your season ticket treats. Take a look at our Read More…

This story appeared on July 2, 2019

Jun
15

8 Best Instagramable Spots at Pennywell Farm

Piggies at Pennywell Farm, Devon Tourist Attraction

Whether it’s Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, we all love to share images of what we are doing and where we’ve been to our Social Media. If you want to look like a pro with minimum effort, take a look at these amazing backdrops, all available at @PennywellFarm for a great selfie. 1. The Fishponds A Read More…

This story appeared on June 15, 2019

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