'Shaun the Sheep' Attractions Open in Japan
The Shaun the Sheep Family Farm and Shaun the Sheep Sunday Brunch café will also carry a selection of exclusive products, including new merchandise themed to each attraction.
ASIA–Aardman and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation have teamed up to launch two new “Shaun the Sheep” attractions throughout Japan.
The Tohokushinsha Film Corporation represents Aardman in Japan.
The first attraction, dubbed Shaun the Sheep Family Farm, is the brand’s second indoor play park in the region and is located in Eastern Japan. The new attraction will feature Shaun’s Climbing Hill, where kids can climb, slide and play; puzzles and educational wooden toys at Shirley’s Puzzle area, a stage show area where children’ can meet and get active with Shaun; as well as Timmy’s Marche and Timmy’s Toddler Zone, which offer safe and interactive environments for younger children. The indoor play park will also include a retail area offering a selection of “Shaun the Sheep” products, including a small range of items exclusive to Shaun the Sheep Family Farm.
The opening of the Shaun the Sheep Family Farm comes weeks after a permanent Shaun the Sheep Sunday Brunch café opened in Tokyo. The café, located in Kichijoji Parco, originally launched as a themed pop-up café in 2016; however, the café has recently transformed into a permanent restaurant following an extraordinary number of consumers visiting, resulting in an 180 percent uplift in sales during its original opening.
The updated Sunday Brunch café will continue to feature “Shaun the Sheep” character-inspired dishes and seasonal menus. It will also feature Shaun the Sheep Sunday Brunch products including mugs, tote bags, notebooks and tea bags.