Shaun the Sheep in the City

honeyTwo years ago, we had so much fun following the Gromit trail around Bristol and beyond. The children discovered bits of Bristol they had never seen and I rediscovered how much I enjoy visiting the city. Always so much going on.

line of sean the sheep

When we heard that a Shaun the Sheep trail would be happening, you can imagine how excited we all were.

The Pirate Captain

The trail starts on Monday. Seventy Shaun the Sheep scattered around Bristol. All beautifully designed by creative minds. Imagination has no limits.

sean the sheep 1Clever names that will make us smile.

sean the sheepAnd those eyes. Change the position of the eyes and the expression changes. Silently telling us how Shaun is feeling.

sean the sheep 2

sean the sheep 3

The children had a preview of some of the Shaun the Sheeps. I lent my phone to Eldest. Some of these photos are hers. It wasn’t till we got home, I saw her complete tour. I’ve sped it up to give you a whistle stop tour.

For the real one, visit Bristol this summer. Pick up an Official Trail Map or download the app. Trail lasts until the end of August. The map splits up the trail into 8 walks and one drive through. Ranging from 1 hour 20 mins to 2 hours 25mins. Helpfully it even rates them easy/medium/hard.

sean the sheep rex

Raising money for the Grand Appeal. Smiles all round. To find out more, visit the official Shaun in the City website.

Linking up with Fiona’s #CountryKids linky, over at Coombe Mill

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

(Favourite one so far is the bee one at the top – Honey. After our bee escapades this week, what else could it bee?)

27 thoughts on “Shaun the Sheep in the City

  • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I went to see them earlier this year when they were in London but am definitely considering popping down to Bristol to see the new ones.It’s a fun way to discover different parts of a city.

    • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 7:53 am

      It certainly is a great way to discover the city. History, culture and everything it has to offer. We go into Bristol a lot more to places that we found on the Gromit trail. I love visiting Bristol, which is something coming from this country mouse. Hope you enjoy your visit.

  • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Looks like a LOT of fun, we did a trail around Bath finding Swans a few years ago! It was great. I thionk we may try and fit a Shaun trail day in over the summer! #countrykids

    • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 8:21 am

      We didn’t do the swan trail, but we still see lots of them in Wells. We did the lion one in Bath, which really got us going on the idea. Hope you make it to see some of the Shauns. The designs are so imaginative and beautifuly done. Each one a masterpiece. I hope they raise even more this time round.

  • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I take it this is the one that was in London previously? I saw some posts from there and thought it was a lot of effort to then see them all go again. I’m delighted to see they have popped up in Bristol looking as good as new. What a fun way this will be to tour the city. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 9:09 am

      As I understand it, I think these are 70 new ones. Presumably the 50 from London are having a well deserved rest and pamper over the Summer,before the auction in Autumn. If anyone saw the London ones, then its worth travelling to Bristol to see these new ones.

  • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I just love these trails, I’m so jealous that they didn’t become such a ‘thing’ until we had left the UK, I would love to do them. We love Shaun the Sheep, so this would be a big hit 🙂 It’s such a great way to explore the city too x

    • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      I think you’re right. You certainly get to see some parts of the city that, in the normal way, you would never see.

  • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    My kids love Shaun the Sheep (actually, so do we!) It looks fab, we’ve yet to do one of these type of trails though-really must change that 🙂

    • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      You need to do this one! It should be good fun.

  • Saturday 4 July, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Love the sneak preview of the sheep and looking forward to the trail starting. We managed to find all 50 in London and have booked a weekend away to Bristol to try and complete the set 🙂

    • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      How wonderful that you’re carrying on the trail to Bristol. Hope you have lots of fun and enjoy visiting the city.

  • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I really love these kinds of trails around cities, recently there was a duck trail around Liverpool that was fun. It’s great how they all get decorated. Big Bristol fan here, fab city.

    • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      I missed seeing the ducks. I am knocked out by all the beautiful designs. Just amazing.

  • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Wow, they look incredible! The bee one is absolutely beautiful.
    It’s such a clever and fun way to explore the city, too. Looks like they had a great time 🙂 #countrykids

    • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      I love the way the eyes are looking at the bee. Perfect.

  • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 10:05 am

    more and more of these trials seems to be popping up across Britain, they are great, such a ot of fun. Mich x #CountryKids

    • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      They are great fun and generate a lot of money for charities. I love the amazing public art. Wonderful to see it around the city.

  • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 11:44 am

    We went to the Grommit trail too in Bristol a few years back. Too bad we weren’t able to go to this one, especially since T is such a fan!

    • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      The Shaun the sheep will be scattered around Bristol till the end of August. Hope you get the chance to see it.

  • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Very fun – we only had chance to see a few in London but great to see more from the trail. #countrykids

    • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      It is fun. 🙂

  • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Oh I love sheep and so want to see this, I loved the cows they were incredible xx

    • Sunday 5 July, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      The designs are amazing. Well worth seeing.

  • Monday 6 July, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Those Shaun the sheep look fab and loads of fun to spot. If we were a little nearer I think we would come and do the trail.

    • Monday 6 July, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      They are so creative and colourful. It should be a fun trail this summer.

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