Aardman Summer Events

With the end of term fast approaching, are you starting to plan your activities for the summer break? Well, we can help!

Below you'll find details of Aardman events taking place during the holidays so you can add the dates to your diary and book your tickets in advance. You'll find information about meet and greet events, model making workshops and exhibitions as well as special events taking place at festivals and holiday parks. There's lots going on so it makes sense to plan now so you don't miss anything!

Shaun the Sheep Land at Skånes Djurpark, Sweden - ongoing

If you're lucky enough to be heading to Sweden this summer, make sure you visit Shaun the Sheep Land at Skånes Djurpark! Shaun the Sheep Land is a brand new attraction based on the stories and characters from Shaun’s world. Visitors to the park will be welcomed into a big Country Fair where they can meet Shaun in person and explore his journey to the park, as well as hop on an exciting new tractor ride to help Shaun find his lost flock before the Farmer wakes up and finds out they’re missing! Book your tickets now on the Skånes Djurpark website.

Art of Aardman Exhibition at Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt - ongoing

If you're going on holiday to Germany this summer, be sure to check out the fantastic Art of Aardman exhibiton in Frankfurt! Die Kunst Von Aardman - or The Art of Aardman for our non German-speaking fans - brings together some awesome original models, sets and artwork from Aardman's most famous productions including Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run and our very own Shaun the Sheep!  Visit the Deutsches Filmmuseum website for full details.

The Story of Children's Television from 1946-Today exhibition at M Shed, Bristol - 2nd July onwards

Running all through the summer, this colourful exhibition opens at Bristol's M Shed and kicks off its 'Summer of Childhood', a fun-packed programme of activities and workshops. The exhibition takes visitors on a nostaglic trip through classic TV memorabilia, images and clips, and features some much-loved characters including Aardman's very own Morph! Visit the M Shed website for full details.

Animation Exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum, Hull - 9th July onwards

Get stuck into the wonderful world of animation at this touring exhibition which runs at the Hull Maritime Museum from 9th July - 4th September. Create your own adventures at the Aardman-designed animation statiions and enjoy other activities, including entering the world of Virtual Reality and taking part in some interactive installations. You'll find more information here.

Meet Timmy at The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate - 12th-14th July

Timmy will be on hand to say 'hi' to visitors to the Great Yorkshire Show, England's premier agricultural event. Have your pic taken with the favourite Aardman character and enjoy a range of other farm-based activities and an appearance by the Bolddog Lings Motorcycle Display team! Find out more here.

Shaun the Sheep & Gromit Workshops at Deer Shed Festival, North Yorkshire - 23rd July

Visiting Deer Shed Festival in North Yorkshire this July? As well as a fab music line up, you'll also have the opportunity to try your hand at making a Shaun or Gromit with the help of an expert model maker! Find out more on the Deer Shed website. 

Model making at the British Motor Museum's Family Festival, Warwickshire - 31st July

There's lots of family fun on offer at Warwickshire's British Motor Museum Family Festival. Alongside balloon modelling, drumming with car parts and a Lego car building challenge, Aardman model makers will be on hand to show you how to make your very own clay Shaun or Gromit to take home. Find out more here. 

Model Making at Monnow Valley Arts Centre, Herefordshire - 1-2nd August

Start your week the fun way by learning the craft of clay modelling under the supervision of one of Aardman's experts, who will show you how to make a Shaun the Sheep or Gromit. Sessions take place at various times during the day - email info@monnowvalleyarts.org to reserve your place. 

Land's End Children's Day, Cornwall - 11th August

Visit the brilliant Shaun the Sheep attraction at Land's End in Cornwall on 11th August and you'll also have the opportunity to take part in some model making workshops, as well as enjoying a host of activities in the life-size Shaun the Sheep world, including starring in your own Shaun the Sheep adventure! Visit the website for full info. 

'Aardinburgh' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edingurgh - 26th-29th August

Aardman model maker Jim Parkyn brings his Amazing Scene Machine to the Edinburgh Fringe and he needs your help! You can join Jim to create a very special 3D clay painting of Edinburgh featuring some of Aardman's stars including Morph, Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit. Add your own artwork to create what will truly be an Amazing Scene to celebrate Aardman's 40th birthday at the end of the summer! This unique activity takes place the Pleasance Courtyard - find out more here.  

Championsheeps and more Shaun fun at Haven's Thornwick Bay, Yorkshire - throughout the summer

Visiting Haven's new Thornwick Bay park in Yorkshire over the summer? Then you'll have lots to look forward too, including the chance to get sporty with Shaun's Championsheeps competition, join in with the Vegetable Orchestra or chill out at the Mossy Bottom Cinema.  You can find out more about the park and activities available on site on the Haven website

Animate It! LIVE at Park Resorts - throughout the summer

Aardman's brilliant live animation show, Animate It! LIVE tours Park Resorts for the first time this summer. It will visit 30 parks from July till September, giving holiday makers the chance to learn the tricks of the trade and help create a short animation on the big screen. Visit the Park Resorts website for full details.


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