North Devon Easter Events: The Big Sheep

The Big Sheep

The Big Sheep - Credit: The Big Sheep

Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny and meet the newborn lambs while you hunt for chocolate eggs at The Big Sheep.

The Big Sheep

The Big Sheep - Credit: The Big Sheep

Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, hunt for chocolate eggs, meet the new-born lambs and enjoy a whole host of springtime fun at The Big Sheep this Easter.

The Abbotsham attraction’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza Festival runs from Friday, March 25 until Friday, April 8, with fun for all the family.

There will be a series of Toddler Takeover Days before Easter (see the panel on the right) and an exclusive Easter breakfast will be held on Bank Holiday Monday.

As well as having more than 30,000 chocolate eggs to find, there will be something for all the family to enjoy.

The Big Sheep

The Big Sheep - Credit: The Big Sheep

Find the chocolate eggs

Rick Turner, director of the flock said: “Easter is one of my favourite times at The Big Sheep; it’s the arrival of spring.

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“We have lambs born every day and I love to hear the squeals of delight and the look of sheer pleasure on the faces of the children when they discover a chocolate egg.”

Whether you’re hunting for chocolate eggs in the brewery, the gift shop or restaurant, the outdoor combat zones or the new family rollercoaster, you only need to find three to be able to exchange them for a big chocolate egg.

The massive indoor play area will be an egg-free zone, so no need to worry about sticky chocolate as children and adults enjoy a range of imaginative soft play, climbing areas, tumble towers and mazes.

Visitors might also be able to experience spring first hand, because Easter is the time when many of the new-born lambs arrive.

Children will never forget the magical moment of seeing a new-born lamb take its first steps and will love helping to bottle feed some of the orphan lambs.

The animal barn is full of lovely friendly animals – baby chicks, rowdy roosters, pygmy goats, adorable pups, perky piglets and fluffy bunnies.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

On Monday, March 28, you can also book an exclusive Easter Breakfast with the giant Easter Bunny.

Booking is essential for a choice of a hot full English breakfast or a cold continental, springing into action from 8.30am.

It is open to anyone who would like to enjoy an extra special treat this Easter.

After breakfast the Easter Bunny and Woolly, The Big Sheep’s friendly character sheep, will take all the children on a magical Easter egg hunt around the attraction in search of lots of mini chocolate eggs.

Places to the breakfast are limited to 50 per day and booking is essential.

From 10am all breakfast guests will be able to gain full entry to the BIG Sheep for the whole day until 6pm.

Further Easter Bunny meet and greet appearances will take place during the day at intervals between 11am and 4pm.

The Big Sheep will be open from 10am to 6pm every day and discounted tickets, as well as tickets for the Easter breakfast, can be booked on-line at

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