The Bristol-based interactive entertainment and attractions studio Aardman has signed a long-term deal with Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm to bring Shaun the Sheep to his first farm attraction in the UK on a permanent basis.
The family farm experience opened in Lancashire farm in June 2019. The whole farm stretches for six acres, two of which are now devoted to the award-winning world of Shaun the Sheep and his much-loved friends.
The Lancashire site is the only farm experience in Britain to have Shaun the Sheep in permanent residence.
The area features daily shows with Shaun the Sheep and his pal Bitzer, where visitors can enjoy ‘meet and greet’ sessions with photo opportunities.
Young guests at Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm can enjoy taking part in a number of themed Shaun the Sheep activities, including a navigation game known as Moley Moley, Bitzer’s Kinetic Club House, the reaction game Hog Splash, and Mossy Bottom Crafts, where youngsters can practice their creative skills.
Mark Edwards, who has managed Farmer Ted’s for more than 16 years, shared his excitement of having Shaun the Sheep as a permanent resident.
“I’ve been a long-term fan of Shaun the Sheep and Aardman, so we are excited to welcome Shaun and his flock to Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm. It really is an excellent opportunity to help maintain and boost tourism within the North West of England,” said Edwards.
Ngaio Harding-Hill, head of attractions and live experiences at Aardman is equally as thrilling, stating:
“We’re delighted to be launching Shaun the Sheep’s first UK farm attraction experience at Farmer Ted’s. The Adventure Farm is the perfect home for Shaun, Bitzer and the Flock and we’ve worked closely with the Farmer Ted’s team to ensure the visitor experience captures all the fun, humour and creativity fans love.”