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Double Delight: Pennywell Farm Secures Back-to-Back Win as Devon’s Best Family Attraction!

Pennywell Farm is thrilled to share the news of its consecutive victory as Devon’s Best Family Attraction for the second year in a row at the prestigious Muddy Stiletto Awards. This remarkable achievement is a testament to the exceptional experiences the attraction delivers for families and visitors of all ages.

Piggy cuddles, a favourite activity at the award-winning attraction.

For those who don’t know, Muddy Stilettos is the biggest lifestyle website in the UK, outside of London. Started by national journalist Hero Brown it now covers 28 counties, including Devon.

The Muddy Stilettos Awards were launched by Hero nine years ago and this year saw over 77,000 businesses nominated and 800,000 votes cast across the Muddy counties. Businesses don’t pay to enter, the nominations come from readers, who vote for their favourites in 27 categories. From there, a shortlist of up to five finalists in every category is drawn up for each county. Voting begins again to establish the winners.

Pennywell is home to over 150 cute and cuddly animals for visitors to meet.

The Muddy Stiletto Awards, known for recognizing the finest establishments across various categories, are highly regarded in the local community and beyond.

Winning this award two years consecutively is an exceptional accomplishment, showcasing Pennywell Farm’s consistent dedication to delivering outstanding family experiences and creating unforgettable memories for visitors of all ages.

Located in the picturesque Devon countryside, Pennywell Farm has long been recognized as a top-tier family destination. The farm’s unique blend of education, entertainment, and hands-on experiences allows visitors to immerse themselves in the magical world of farm life. From cuddling adorable animals to participating in interactive shows and experiencing the thrill of tractor rides, there is an abundance of activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Pennywell Farm Pony
Pennywell is famous for the hands-on animal experience that visitors enjoy.

The win at the Muddy Stiletto Awards highlights Pennywell Farm’s commitment to creating a warm and welcoming environment where families can come together and make lifelong memories.

Founder Chris Murray, expressed his gratitude for the recognition:

“We would like to give a huge thanks to all those who voted! It’s an awesome and quite humbling feeling, to think that so many people wanted to show their support and love for Pennywell. We are absolutely thrilled to be voted the Best Family Attraction in Devon for the second year running – this award means the world to us! We are so proud to be a place where families can come together, have fun, and create cherished memories. All the animals will get an extra treat to celebrate, and we’ll be raising a glass to our wonderful team who give it 110% every day to ensure we deliver an outstanding experience to each and every visitor.”

All the winners will go forward to the National Muddy Awards which will take place this autumn. So, keep an eye out, and fingers crossed, for Pennywell Farm, which could be crowned the nation’s ‘Best Family Attraction’.

Pennywell is open 7 days a week and tickets can be booked online at

Book Tickets now to experience this award-winning fun first-hand!

This story appeared on August 10, 2023

14 thoughts on “Double Delight: Pennywell Farm Secures Back-to-Back Win as Devon’s Best Family Attraction!

  1. AvatarNatasha Bartlett

    I am looking at coming in August. The main thing we want to do at penny well is hold a piggy. Do we book the piggy cuddles and just checking we will definitely be able to do this when we come

    Kind Regards


    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Hi Natasha,
      Yes we will definitely have piglets for you to cuddle in August. We can’t wait to see you for a day of farmyard fun!

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Hi Toni, We have lots of fun activities that any age person can take part in, for example bottle feeding, goat walking and pig racing! We have lots of animals around the farm that can be stroked, cuddled and hand fed. Our pets and pigs area is open all day for unlimited cuddles. Lots of play equipment to enjoy – We can not wait to see you on the farm soon!

  2. AvatarDiane Thomas

    I have only just saw photos of a friend’s visit to the farm. I’d love to take my grandchildren to visit.
    When is the best time please?

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Anytime! We would love to see you on the farm soon.
      Please remember to book your tickets online before arriving.

  3. AvatarMaria Fernandes

    hi…I am looking at coming in December between 23 and 27. The main thing we want to do at penny well is hold a piggy or feeding any animal. Do we need book the piggy cuddles or animal feeding?
    many thanks

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Hi Maria, We are open until the 24th Dec for our Christmas experience only, these Christmas tickets need to be booked online, We then close until 11th Feb 2023. If it is just piggy cuddles and animal feeding that you want to do while at the farm, it will mean waiting until we open again in Feb 2023.

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Unfortunately we do not allow dogs onto the farm, but we do have some kennels in our top car park that you are welcome to use while you visit us.

    1. AvatarPennywell Post author

      Hi there! When the weather is wet, we will still run all our activities and open all our rides and attractions as normal. Most of our activities will be held under shelter or indoors where possible. Lots of the animals are indoors in the cosy Main Barn, or under shelter in stables around the farm. Our Pets & Piggy cuddles area is inside, and there is an indoor play barn with our bouncy castles. There are also some play areas that are under shelter such as the Tractor Village. Both the Rainbow Railway Ride and Tractor Trailer Ride have ‘roofs’. Being outdoors will be required to travel between areas, and to use some of the play equipment and rides etc., so we recommend dressing for the weather. If it does rain for more than 30 minutes consistently during your visit, we will also give you a free wet weather return ticket to visit the farm again for free, within the next 7 days 🙂 This is a gesture of goodwill, as we understand that although all of our attractions will be open as normal, lots of rain can put a little bit of a dampener on your day. We hope to see you at the farm soon!


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