Chocks away, lad!
We know 2020 hasn’t been the best of years, and to be quite honest, most of us want it to be 2021 already, however it’s not all doom and gloom in Bristol. The charity The Grand Appeal has announced that popular and much-loved trail, Gromit Unleashed, is set to make an explosive comeback to hopefully end the year on a high.
From 24th October, a new Aardman Animations exhibition, Gromit Unleashed: The Grand Adventure, will be open to the public to enjoy while they shop at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. The exhibition will feature 15 sculptures, including seven new dazzling designs and the return of some old friends. Several sculptures will be placed in and around The Mall with measures in place to ensure you can enjoy them safely.
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Listen up, Gromiteers! We have some very special news.⠀ ⠀ We know 2020 hasn’t been the easiest year, so we’re bringing a bit of Gromit Unleashed magic back to Bristol to end the year on a high. 😁⠀ ⠀ We’re inviting you to Gromit Unleashed: The Grand Adventure – a new exhibition you can enjoy while you shop at @MallCribbs.⠀ ⠀ Featuring seven new dazzling designs and the return of some old friends, several sculptures will be placed in and around The Mall at Cribbs Causeway with measures in place to ensure you can enjoy them in a COVID safe way. With Wallace, Gromit, Feathers McGraw, and Shaun the Sheep all in tow, the whole gang’s ready for some globe-trotting around the world fun. 🌎🌎🌎⠀ ⠀ Find out more about our special edition event and how you can get your paws on a special sculpture passport – link in bio. 🐾
Featuring Gromit, Wallace, Shaun the Sheep, and Feathers McGraw, shoppers can travel around the world visiting brand new designs, as well as firm favourites from previous trails, each representing a different country. This fun sculpture trail will run until 3 January 2021.
The one-off special edition trail has been organised by The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, in partnership with Aardman to celebrate 25 years of a trailblazing team.
To help you navigate safely around The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, the organisers have created a handy passport, filled with fun activities, a map, and instructions on how to enter their cracking prize draw. For a suggested donation, you can pick up a passport at the Gromit Unleashed Shop, where you’ll find a pawsome range of trail merchandise and Wallace & Gromit goodies!
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Welcome to ‘Trail Trivia’, your chance to prove which of you trail fans have what it takes to be our top Gromiteer! 🏆 🥇⠀ ⠀ Now’s the time to brush up because we’ll be testing your trail knowledge, starting with this corker… ❓❓❓⠀ ⠀ Because the sun’s shining and we’re dreaming of ice-cream sundaes we want to know ‘can you name one of the four jokes found on Fab-ewe-lous of Shaun in the City fame?’ ⠀ ⠀ #TRAILTRIVIA
All sculptures will be located out of reach to minimise the risk of virus transmission, but don’t worry, there will still be opportunities to take those all-important sculpture photos! Along with a one-way system, there will be several special selfie spots so you can capture your day while keeping a safe distance from your fellow Gromiteers.
For fans who don’t plan to visit The Mall for A Grand Day Out or who are unable to you needn’t worry, as The Grand Appeal has got you covered! The charity will also be publishing an online tour of the exhibition so you can see all the sculpture designs and disguises.
You can find more information about the Gromit Unleashed trails and The Grand Appeal charity here.