Global: Shaun the Sheep attraction to land in Sweden

A Shaun the Sheep-themed family attraction is set to launch within Swedish zoo Skånes Djurpark in the summer of 2016.

Shaun the Sheep Land will open in Sweden next summer
Shaun the Sheep Land will open in Sweden next summer

Bristol-based model maker Aardman has teamed up with the zoo to create a 3D experience that is based on its six key values of play, learn, share, explore, magic and excitement.

Shaun the Sheep Land will feature a series of immersive elements, enabling visitors to see, feel, taste and experience Shaun’s world well beyond the television and movie theatre screen. 

The project is budgeted to cost around £5m.

Sean Clarke, head of rights and brand development at Aardman, said: "Aardman strives to collaborate with like-minded partners who share our core values in providing quality family entertainment experiences. 

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Skanes Djurpark and the Lund Group to premier Shaun the Sheep’s first ever international family attraction in Sweden. It will be a world first and a great way to give families an opportunity to immerse themselves into the fun and excitement of Shaun the Sheep."

Håkon Lund, chairman of property management company Lund Gruppen, added: "Skånes Djurpark’s vision is to become the number one destination for families in Sweden. We could not have found a better partner in Shaun the Sheep and Aardman.

"The team of Aardman is passionate and the world’s best in their industry, entertaining children and adults globally. They create stories that are universal and without borders, which has been an important factor in partnering with them for this project in a location close to both Denmark, Germany, Norway and eastern Europe." 

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