Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out 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

Get creative with Wallace & Gromit and Aardman Animations in this fun workshop for all the family at the SS Great Britain.

You’ll start by watching Nick Park’s first award-winning short film animation featuring Wallace & Gromit, A Grand Day Out. Then your host Jim Parkyn, Aardman storyteller and lead model maker, will show you how to create your own model Gromit.

This is a really fun, hands-on session and is the perfect opportunity to get creative with clay during the half term holiday. You'll leave the experience with your own model Gromit and the inspiration to get creative with your own characters at home. 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 Gromit home in.

More chances for fun with Aardman…

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 on a day and time of your choice

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

The experience was really fun - really loved the venue and Jim was fantastic- I think the modelling could have gone on for 30 minutes more - thank you for a great time :)

Matthew Price, Oct 2020

This was an excellent workshop, my only criticism was that too much time was spent on watching a W&G video which meant that almost everyone was not able to finish their model in the time allowed. Either a 2 hour slot for this workshop or a much shorter video would have been much better.

Peter Monksfield, Oct 2020

Fantastic teacher xxx really nice guy .. for me personally I would like a little one on one taking as it was just so great

Jessica Hoxha, Oct 2020

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Aardman Animations.

Upcoming dates

What people are saying

The experience was really fun - really loved the venue and Jim was fantastic- I think the modelling could have gone on for 30 minutes more - thank you for a great time :)

Matthew Price, Oct 2020

This was an excellent workshop, my only criticism was that too much time was spent on watching a W&G video which meant that almost everyone was not able to finish their model in the time allowed. Either a 2 hour slot for this workshop or a much shorter video would have been much better.

Peter Monksfield, Oct 2020

Fantastic teacher xxx really nice guy .. for me personally I would like a little one on one taking as it was just so great

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