Shaun the Sheep model-making for families

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! 

Price
£30 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restrictions
6+
Child, Adult +1 child and Family ticket prices also available

What you'll do

Join the fun with Shaun the Sheep and Aardman, in this movie screening and model making experience at the SS Great Britain.

All the family are welcome as you first watch Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas film short together, before making your own clay model of Shaun the Sheep. Aardman lead model maker Jim Parkyn will host this fun, hands on session, and will show everyone how to create their own personal model of one of Aardman’s much-loved characters.

These are really fun, hands-on workshops where everyone can be inspired by animation and get creative with clay, discovering how to make a model of Shaun the Sheep to take home with them. As a Yuup extra you'll also be given a free 1-day pass to explore Bristol's historic SS Great Britain.

Based on your feedback, this experience will now be 2 hours long and every guest will be given a box to take their model Shaun home in.

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Upcoming dates

Yuup extras

  • Complimentary entry to explore the SS Great Britain on your chosen day and time slot

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Child friendly

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 family 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 family 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

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

What people are saying

Both my kids (aged 6 and 8) and I had a really great time trying to model Shaun the Sheep (it's a lot harder than it looks!). Jim Parkyn is a very good teacher and it was fun to hear his stories and anecdotes about all the Aardman films he worked on. I would definitely recommend it as a family activity.

Nathalie Alpi, Nov 2020

Thank you very much for an experience that was laced with generosity. I took my teenaged autistic daughter and her younger sister as a treat, along with my partner. We all enjoyed it enormously, appreciated the drink, signed book, And tickets to visit the SS Great Brtitain. The guy who headed it up was warm,interesting and instructions clear.We all came out with a big smile on our face, so thank you for creating warmth and fun, a much needed escape from the current pandemic reality!

Becky Newton, Oct 2020

Really enjoyed the making of the model, but it was rushed at the end. Really didn't need to watch the Farmer's Llamas first, a shorter excerpt would have been great. Whilst it is interesting to have the book, again not really needed - especially if you book a second class. Would have preferred money off the ticket.

Danielle Ellis, Oct 2020

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Upcoming dates

What people are saying

Both my kids (aged 6 and 8) and I had a really great time trying to model Shaun the Sheep (it's a lot harder than it looks!). Jim Parkyn is a very good teacher and it was fun to hear his stories and anecdotes about all the Aardman films he worked on. I would definitely recommend it as a family activity.

Nathalie Alpi, Nov 2020

Thank you very much for an experience that was laced with generosity. I took my teenaged autistic daughter and her younger sister as a treat, along with my partner. We all enjoyed it enormously, appreciated the drink, signed book, And tickets to visit the SS Great Brtitain. The guy who headed it up was warm,interesting and instructions clear.We all came out with a big smile on our face, so thank you for creating warmth and fun, a much needed escape from the current pandemic reality!

Becky Newton, Oct 2020

Really enjoyed the making of the model, but it was rushed at the end. Really didn't need to watch the Farmer's Llamas first, a shorter excerpt would have been great. Whilst it is interesting to have the book, again not really needed - especially if you book a second class. Would have preferred money off the ticket.

Danielle Ellis, Oct 2020
Price
£30 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
6+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.