Sylvanian Families, the much-loved collectible toy range, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 20, 2015.
The collection of cute woodland critters was first created in 1985 by Japanese toy company EPOCH, and has been steadily gaining fans since its inception. Known for its woodland animals, doll houses, and matching furniture, Sylvanian Families aims to teach children about nature and family relationships. And of course, it looks to enrich the imaginations of children everywhere. After a quick office poll, they certainly to have made an impression on our childhoods.
The UK has a long history with Sylvanian Families. So, as a reward, there are several events planned within Britain for the Sylvanian Families anniversary. Check out the information below, and then scroll down to see 30 of our favourite toys Sylvanian Families has created in the past 30 years.
SYLVANIAN FAMILIES 2015 EVENTS
British village to be ‘twinned’ with Sylvania A shortlist of villages in Britain that most resemble the Sylvanian community will be created this March. After the anniversary date, fans will be able to vote via social media for the best match. The primary school of the winning village will be visited by Sylvanian characters and presented with the ‘Sylvania’ community itself.
Nature-themed birthday picnics at National Trust properties This summer, Sylvanian Families will partner with two National Trust properties to host picnics. The goal is to bring together old and new fans alike with fun, nature-themed activities. Sylvanian characters and vintage toy displays will also be present.
New products and new families Sylvanian Families are headed for the beach this year! The company will launch sea-themed toys such as the Seaside Cruiser House Boat and the Adventure Treasure ship. Sylvanian Families will also release a new polar bear family in 2015. You can join the Sylvanian Families fan club to receive all sort of fun merchandise here.
Sylvanian Families take a trip to Bath!
Escape to the beach with these beautiful models.
Sylvanian Families love making new friends.
Anyone want some ice cream? Sylvanian Families has a stand to give your little animals a treat.
This little bunny’s sense of style cannot be beat!
One of Sylvanian’s newest models is the Seaside Restaurant, the perfect place for your little friends to gather and eat.
Sylvanian’s woodland creatures include these cute squirrels.
This little car is the perfect size for Sylvanian Families.
Sylvanian Families like days out, too!
Sylvanian has made the perfect family home – all animal species welcome!
For larger collections, this flowery van is a great way to send your Sylvanian Family on a trip
This certainly is a full house!
They’re going on a trip! Check out this dark blue van, fit for Sylvanian Families of all sizes.
Some Sylvanian accessories include a bench, a piano, and extra beds for the growing family!
Sylvanian Families has created a dream treehouse, complete with a swing and a fun slide.
This house includes a little terrace so that the animals can enjoy the great outdoors.
The newest collection includes polar bears, who have a knack for business with their ice cream van.
This home includes an outdoor swing so your Sylvanian Families can get some fresh air.
Send your little animals to this colourful toy shop.
All baby animals are invited to the Sylvanian Nursery!
Even Sylvanian Families need to eat!
Take a ride on this double decker school bus, with attached slide.
This vintage ivory rabbit family was created in 1986.
There are all sorts of fun things to do on this beautiful house boat.
This Country Cottage was first released in 1985.
Sylvanian has recently released a shipyard playground.
In 1987, Sylvanian released its first bakery.
The fun never stops in the new Sylvanian Seaside collection!
A precursor to the Sylvanian Supermarket is this 1991 Grocery Store.
Sylvanian Families has been going strong for 30 years and counting!