An evening with Morph and Aardman's Jim Parkyn

COVID-19 update
Book or gift now, enjoy later!

We’re sorry, this experience is not able to go ahead right now. 

Due to the current Covid restrictions, this experience is unable to take place during December 2020.

Every booking - regardless of when this takes place, will play a part in helping our local businesses to survive this challenging time and help them bounce back when we are able to visit them in person again. 

Book something to look forward to or gift to someone special for when lockdown is over, or to celebrate a brand new year! 

£50 / Adult
2 hrs
Age restrictions

What you'll do

Hear the story of Morph and Aardman Animations, Bristol’s world renowned stop motion animation studio, in an evening with Aardman’s lead model maker, Jim Parkyn. This is a chance to enjoy a night with stop-motion animation’s finest and try your own model making skills, as you create your own Morph.

In this special edition Yuup experience, you’ll get a glimpse into the making of Aardman’s greatest characters from Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep to the much-loved Morph series, which you’ll also have the rare chance to view original footage from.

With a glass of wine or beer on arrival, you’ll enjoy an evening of great studio anecdotes in a relaxed atmosphere and will be able to ask your own questions about Aardman characters, productions and stop-motion animation. Jim Parkyn has been a lead model maker with Aardman for the last 20 years working on Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, Creature Comforts and more, and will personally guide you through making your own model Morph to take home.

At the end of the evening you'll get a box to take home the Morph you made, and as a Yuup extra you’ll be given a copy of Aardman: An Epic Journey, signed by Peter Lord and David Sproxton. You'll also get a free pass to explore the historic SS Great Britain. This is an intimate, revealing and funny behind-the-scenes story of Aardman, told by the co-founders themselves.

Upcoming dates

There are no upcoming dates for this experience.

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later when new dates are released.

Yuup extras

  • A signed copy of An Epic Journey: The Aardman Story and free entry to the SS Great Britain


  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available

COVID-19 guidelines

SS Great Britain has undertaken a COVID-19 risk assessment and is a Covid secure hospitality venue allowing multiple groups of up to 6 to attend. The maximum size for a group is 6 and a maximum of 30 people will be allow to attend each experience in total - using a space that would normally accommodate up to 150 people. Each group will have their own socially distanced table in the space. For more, please read our Covid statement.

On the day

Please arrive 15 minutes before your experience starts

Once you book we'll send you a free 1-day pass for the SS Great Britain, which you can use to pre-book your admission slot on the SS Great Britain website, on a day and time of your choice

More information about finding the SS Great Britain

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.

About Aardman Animations

Aardman has been telling compelling stories and engaging audiences through animation since 1972, becoming a four times Academy award winning studio who’s work is recognised worldwide. Their beloved characters from Wallace & Gromit to Shaun the Sheep have delighted audiences, and their work continues to be innovative, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm. Aardman's first feature length film, Chicken Run, is the highest grossing stop-motion animation film of all time, while Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit and The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists! both remain in the top four stop-motion animated films. Throughout Aardman’s incredible success the company’s roots have remained firmly in Bristol, and it’s here in our city that they continue to run their two film studios, creating magic on-screen and telling stories through animation.

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Your host

Jim Parkyn

Jim Parkyn has worked in animation for over 20 years, being part of the Aardman family as well as working with the BBC and a number of independent studios. He’s a maker and a storyteller, bringing characters to life through clay. You’ll have seen his work in Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! and the Shaun the Sheep Movie as well as Creature Comforts and many famous commercials. Both as an independent and as an Aardman ambassador, Jim shares his passion for playing with clay and his history of working in animation, speaking and leading workshops at schools and festivals around the world.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Aardman Animations.

Upcoming dates

There are no upcoming dates for this experience.

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later when new dates are released.

£50 / Adult
2 hrs
Age restriction
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.