We’re so excited for Farmer Ted’s who’s pleased to announce a partnership with Aardman, the multi award-winning creators of Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit. The collaboration has allowed Farmer Ted’s to become the only farm attraction in the UK to have Shaun the Sheep in permanent residence.
Earlier in June, Shaun the Sheep and his flock arrived at Farmer Ted’s after the long journey to the Lancashire countryside. Over the past six months Mark and Diane Edwards and their team at Farmer Ted’s have been theming various areas to create a new “camp” for Shaun the Sheep and his friends. The redesigned areas allow for the world famous characters, Shaun the Sheep and his side kick Bitzer to present daily shows, including “meet and greets” with photo opportunities.
Themed activities include Bitzer’s Kinetic Club House where children can pedal, push, turn and pull different devices to make exciting things happen using kinetic energy, all linking back to the original Shaun the Sheep productions.
The three troublesome pigs from the series are also in residence in their pigsty. The activity, named Hog Splash encourages children to catch and recycle the water that the three pigs squirt; whoever collects the most water in the bucket wins!
The Moles too have set up home in a huge bank of soil named Moley Moley, with tunnels leading from one side to the other, slides and molehills.
At the far end of the area is a village fete which hosts Mossy Bottom Crafts where children can get creative making all things Shaun; from face masks, bunting and even small cut-out characters from the film and series.
Mark Edwards comments, “My favourite activity, if I had to choose one is Bitzer’s Kinetic Club House. It has a great feel to it and the activities and internal décor make me feel like I’m completely immersed in Shaun’s world.”
Also opening soon will be an interactive educational area called The Ed-Shed where visitors can learn all about farming and agriculture.
Mark continues, “This is a perfect fit with what we already offer on our farm. The Ed-Shed will be a centre of learning and activities allowing children to partake in a Field Trail by filling in their game cards with information they pick up in the activity.”
If that’s not enough, there’s even a village clock complete with the original Cockerel from Mossy Bottom Farm that crows and tweets at certain times of each hour as time flies by!
This is a fun-filled, family destination.
More information, tickets and bookings can be found at www.farmerteds.com