Wow - it's nearly Easter! With school holidays just around the corner in the UK, use our handy guide to make the most of your downtime - we've got details of film screenings, workshops and exhibitions to enjoy over the coming weeks!
Shaun the Sheep Experience at Land's End, Cornwall
This fantastic attraction at Land's End repoens in time for the Easter holidays so if you're visiting Cornwall and love Shaun as much as Wallace and Gromit, be sure to add this interactive exhibition to your to do list! Explore some life-size models and try your hand at stop-motion, as well as starring in your very own Shaun the Sheep adventure! There's also an Easter Eggstravaganza taking place between 25th March 8th April!
Take a Selfie with a Giant Gromit, Bristol
Say hi to the giant GRMT02, outside the Mall, Cribbs Causeway and share your selfies on the Gromit Unleashed Facebook page! You can also visit the Hong Kong exhibition at the Gromit Unleased shop and see 16 Gromit sculptures, including a design by Nick Park. The exhibition is open 10am-6pm Good Friday and Easter Monday and 9am-8pm on Easter Sunday, and standard opening hours after the bank holiday. The exhibition runs until 10th April.
Films and Model Making at Beccles Public Hall & Theatre, Suffolk
There is lots of Aardman fun taking place in Beccles over the Easter period! On the 30th March you can enjoy a fantastic Shaun double-bill featuring Shaun the Sheep The Movie and The Farmer's Llamas, with model making following on the 31st March. If you want to see some Wallace and Gromit classics on the big screen, you're in luck! There are two double bills on 6th and 7th April when you can watch A Grand Day Out and The Wrong Trousers and then A Close Shave and A Matter of Loaf and Death.
Gromit Workshops and Film Screenings at Watershed, Bristol
There are lots of Aardman activities at the Watershed over Easter! Between the 25th and 31st March, you can catch the classic The Curse of the Were Rabbit in the cinema, then there are two dates when you can have a go at making your own Gromit model, under the supervision of Aardman's experts (30th March and 6th April, sessions throughout the day - booking recommended.) There's also a chance to catch another classic from the Aardman stable when Chicken Run arrives at the cinema between 1st and 7th April.
Model Making at Wells Film Festival, Somerset
There are more Aardman activities to enjoy after the Easter holidays, including some model making sessions at the Wells Film Festival on 23rd April. Create your own Gromit and be sure to get there in the morning so you can catch the brilliant The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists! before you get down to some making!
Explore "A Safari Through Stories" exhibition at the The Story Museum, Oxford
Gromit features in this interactive exhibition, open now, which traces the enduring popularity of animals in children's storytelling. You can explore 12 interesting and immersive spaces, listen to interviews with popular authors and take part in craft activities.
Enjoy a Ride on the Thrill-O-Matic, Blackpool
Holiday season has started at Blackpool's world-famous Pleasure Beach, home to the first Wallace and Gromit theme park ride! Jump inside Wallace's slippers and take a nostalgic trip through Wallace and Gromit's hilarious adventures, before stopping off at the shop to buy a stick of cheese-flavoured rock, a great souvenir of your experience!
Meet Gromit at Bath Racecourse, Bath
Gromit is coming to Bath Racecourse on the May Bank Holiday (2nd May) plus you can try your hand at making a Gromit to take home with you!