Shaun the Sheep is coming to Clumber Park this Christmas for a ewe-nique art adventure that the whole family can enjoy.
The National Trust is collaborating with BAFTA® award-winning production studio, Aardman, and global art producer, Wild in Art, to bring one of Aardman’s best loved characters to Clumber Park.
From 18th November to 7th January, 12 uniquely designed sculptures of Shaun will be positioned at iconic locations across Clumber for Shaun the Sheep: Find the Flock at Clumber Park, creating a free, family-friendly art trail for visitors to follow.
Each super-sized sculpture, standing at 160cm tall, has been individually designed by artists from across the region and beyond.
Shaun the Sheep: Find the Flock at Clumber Park continues Wild in Art’s mission to take art out of the gallery, making it free and accessible to all. The trail is a glorious celebration of everything visitors love about Clumber as the season is brought to life with bursts of colour, inspired by the much-loved star of film and television, Shaun the Sheep.
Molly Van Den Brink, Attractions and Live Experiences Manager at Aardman, said: “We are really excited to be launching this new sculpture trail partnership with Wild in Art and bringing Shaun the Sheep to Clumber Park as the first trail venue this winter. We are certain Shaun will feel very at home in such a beautiful setting and can’t wait to see families exploring the grounds and finding the Flock!”
Kate O’Callaghan, Project Manager at Wild in Art, adds: “Wild in Art are delighted to be continuing our ongoing partnership with Aardman to create another activity that everyone can enjoy. Our trails encourage people to get out into the fresh air, experience wonderful art and discover amazing places within their local area. We can’t wait for visitors to discover the magic of the trail and see how the artists have brought this iconic character to life.”
Other events taking place at National Trust Clumber Park this Christmas include The Elves Craft Workshop, every day from 18th November, and Meet Father Christmas, every weekend from Saturday 25th November, as well as Christmas markets, walks and a Christmas Victorian playground.
For full details and to book tickets for Meet Father Christmas, go to the ‘Things to see and do’ section of the Clumber Park website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumberpark.
Image: Martlets Hospice