Go animal kwackers in Devon

Bideford, Devon

Make some new furry friends down in Devon this summer.

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Have you ever encountered a pig the size of a shoe, or seen ducks rounding up sheep? No we’re not describing the latest Beatrix Potter remake, but these are just a few of the bonkers things you’ll encounter on a weekend dedicated to all creatures great and small.

Start off at The Big Sheep, near Bideford (home to those sheep-worrying puddle-ducks), where the kids can feed orphaned lambs from a bottle while giving them a good stroke.

Meanwhile, outside there’s sheep racing (yes really), horse whispering and other strange capers going on. Take a trip to Pennywell Farm the next day and things get even cuter – or weirder - depending on how you look at it. This award-winning activity centre near Buckfastleigh has falconry displays, a range of rides and of course, those little pigs.

Yes, we know; it’s ridiculous to get all soppy over animals, but seriously, you should see them.

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