Shaun the Sheep joins the flock at Rotorua’s Agrodome

Dec 8, 2022

Rotorua’s Agrodome has a new addition to the flock – a cheeky and mischievous little sheep who is famous around the globe.

Movie and TV star Shaun the sheep is here in Aotearoa! He’s on his long-awaited OE and after a whirlwind tour of the country has arrived at his new home.

The Agrodome is a long way from his Mossy Bottom Farm home in England but Shaun is excitedly settling in with his new woolly mates and pal Bitzer.

Agrodome General Manager David Blackmore says, “Shaun is an iconic and lovable sheep and we’re looking forward to welcoming families to the Agrodome to meet him. I’m sure Shaun’s antics, jokes and pranks that he’s renowned for will keep everyone amused.

“It’s been a tough few years for everyone and we’re excited to bring Shaun’s fun and hijinks to the Agrodome and adding to our farm experience and lots of smiles to peoples’ faces.”

Ever since hitting the screen back in 1995’s Wallace and Gromit short “A Close Shave,” Shaun’s been a valued part of his Aardman creator family, stealing the hearts of everyone he bleats — err, meets. 

You’ll get to meet Shaun at the Agrodome, watch episodes of Shaun the Sheep in the dome and take home your own Shaun from the souvenir shop. You’ll get to see even more Shaun adventures and antics next year.

The Agrodome is an icon in itself. A working farm it’s located on the outskirts of Rotorua and offers an interactive farm experience; with a nursery of baby animals, farm tours, shearing shows, adventure playground and a cafe. It’s been offering Kiwis and overseas tourists an authentic ‘hands on’ experiential farm experience for 40 years.

Over the coming weeks you can see Shaun at the Agrodome Community Day on Sunday December 11.

For more information and to book a visit to the Agrodome to see Shaun click here.

And check out Shaun on Facebook

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