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.
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!
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.