Father Alex Periwinkle, the Sylvanian signwriter, has to be incredibly patient when he is working, because one mistake and he has to start all over again. His biggest job to date was preparing the signs and banners for the House of Brambles Department Store.
Mother Kate Periwinkle helps her husband, Alex, with the design and use of colour in his work as well as looking after the family. She gets very annoyed with Alex because he is always forgetting to change into his old work clothes for work and comes home with different coloured paw prints all over his trousers. This causes lots and lots of washing and ironing which Kate has little time for, being a very busy lady!
Brother Oliver Periwinkle is very good at tennis. When his grandfather, Mack, told him that one day he might become the Sylvanian Open Tennis Champion, he thought that he was joking and said: "You cannot be serious".
Sister Rebecca Periwinkle is an all-round athlete, playing rounders and hockey for the school and tennis with her brother, whom she just loves to beat. She is always hopping from one game to another.