About Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families is a hugely popular series of anthropomorphic animal families that live together in the woods. First released in 1985, this super cute Japanese toy franchise has taken the world by storm. There is such a wide range of Sylvanian Families figures and accessories to collect that your child will treasure their new animal friends for years.
The story of Sylvania
Sylvanian Families is the brainchild of Japanese toy company Epoch, who wanted to create a series of animal toys and doll houses based on a rustic aesthetic inspired by 1950’s America. The cute calico critters of the Sylvanian Families live in the small woodland village of Sylvania, from which the collection gets its name.
The population of Sylvania is made up of lots of furry animals from all over the world, from labradors and bears to alpacas and red pandas. Don’t worry, there’s no fighting: the animals of Sylvania live peaceful, carefree lives. When trouble rears its head, the animals are always ready to help each other out, and then have a party to celebrate!
Sylvanian Families toys
Each set of Sylvanian Families figures contains characters that make up a family unit: a mother, father and children. Each character has their own personality, and some families are larger than others. To fill their own version of Sylvania your child will want to collect them all!
The Sylvanian Families love to play dress up! Your child can take the clothes of all the Sylvanian Families figures and swap their outfits for something new. From school uniforms for the Sylvanian children to ballgowns and working clothes for the grown ups, you can buy individual Sylvanian Families outfits as well.
Every Sylvanian Family has to have a home, more specifically, a Sylvanian Families house! There are lots of Sylvanian houses available, from cosy cottages to large manors - your child can even take their calico critters back to nature with a treehouse. Like a traditional dollhouse, every Sylvanian House is hollow inside, with space for your child to act out their domestic fantasies.
Each Sylvanian Families house comes with its own furniture to get your little one started, but they won’t want to stop there! Epoch create lots of model furniture to fill up each family’s house. These range from everyday furniture like dining tables and kitchen appliances to delicate dressing tables and musical pianos.