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Best Visitor Attraction . . . again!

Pennywell Farm Visit Devon BestAttraction Gold Winner

Pennywell picked up the top tourism award, Best Visitor Attraction, for a second year running at the Devon Tourism Awards.

Best Visitor Attraction

It’s the first time that any attraction has won the award two years in a row. Added to Best Visitor Attraction in the South Devon awards in 2018, it’s a three-year award-winning run! The award was announced at a virtual ceremony yesterday, leaving all the team here are delighted.

Due to COVID, the inspections for the awards were carried out virtually this year. Much of the judging was based on our reviews and social media. We thank our wonderful visitor for all their excellent feedback on Trip Advisor and Facebook. With the many changes these strange times have brought, knowing that you have enjoyed your visits here has meant so much to us.

Best Visitor Attraction wasn’t the only award Pennywell collected yesterday. Our Stock Manager, Hannah Pattle was awarded an Unsung Hero Award for all her hard work behind the scenes on the farm. Always going the extra mile is in Hannah’s DNA and the award is very well deserved.

Pennywell’s founder, Chris Murray, the original Pennywell Farmer, was runner up in the Tourism Business Leader of the Year category. This is in recognition of the contribution he has made to Devon tourism over the years. It includes being a Director at Visit South Devon and two stints as Chairman of the Devon Association of Tourist Attractions (DATA).

Chris says, “I just thank God that we have such an opportunity to sow seeds of joy and to serve people. We are in the happiness business and we are lucky enough to work in an environment that excites us every day.”

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9 thoughts on “Best Visitor Attraction . . . again!

  1. AvatarAnne

    A huge THANK YOU to all at Pennywell Farm for making our day so special last week. My grandson unfortunately broke his leg on day 2 of our holiday but you all made an enormous effort to ensure his experience was such fun despite his plaster cast . Bottle feeding the kid goat was the highlight- and the look on his face as he enjoyed the tractor rides with Farmer Pete was priceless. Pennywell Farm is a great day out for all the family – we highly recommend you.

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Thank you Anne for your lovely comment. I’m so glad that your grandson got to enjoy his day with us even with his plaster cast on – what bad luck to break a leg while on holiday! I hope the rest of your holiday has been enjoyable for you all.
      We hope to see you all back again soon – minus any broken bones!

  2. AvatarMrs Susan kemp

    Please could you inform us of purchasing tickets prior to arrival we would like to come in the morning so if we do so can we stay till closing time. Or do we have to vacate the premises earlier.

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Hi Susan, We have split our day into two sessions with restricted numbers allowed in each session. So our first session being 9am -1pm, the farm then closes for an hour so we can prep for our next lot of visitors between 2pm – 6pm

  3. AvatarVicki Burden

    Amazing afternoon out!! We took our 9 and 7 year old yesterday afternoon, it was truly amazing, all we had hoped for and more!! Staff are so lovely they couldn’t be more helpful and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble and so lovely to the children! Even with a little drizzle to start with still so much to do, we loved the tractor and rocket ride and the piggy cuddles were just the BEST! Thank you Thank you Thank you!! The kids say it was the best day of their summer!! x

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Hi Emily, yes we will be open until 31st Oct. Please check our website for dates and session times, Please remember to book in online before arriving at the farm.


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