Big Sheep, Little Cow

Family-friendly farmyard fun in the Yorkshire Dales

*Please note that this information was correct as of March 2020 and due to COVID-19, some activity providers may be operating under new guidelines - for full information, we recommend you contact the establishment directly.*


Aiskew Watermill, Aiskew, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1AW, England

Visit this family run farm and visitors centre for a unique hands on farm experience for children and adults alike.

A great day out for families, especially those with young children, Big Sheep Little Cow has herds of friendly animals who can be held and fed by hand. From little piglets to hedgehogs, chinchillas to goats, the farm hides plenty of surprises among its more conventional animals.

An all-weather farm attraction, there’s a bumpy barrel train to ride along on dry weekends and holidays, and an indoor soft play area for those rainy days. The Wooly Jumpers Play Barn provides the perfect indoor space for your little adventurers, there’s exciting slides, rope swings, rope bridges, tunnels, towers to climb. And whilst the little ones are occupied, adults can relax and have coffee and cake in the café. Back outside there’s also go-karts and large sandpit play area.


  • Restaurant & Snacks
  • Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Disabled Toilets & Baby Changing Facilities
  • On-site Parking

Places to Stay 

Our self-catering Yorkshire Dales lodges are located just a 25 minute drive away, nestled within a rural countryside location near Richmond. 

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