Shaun in the City Challenge!

Categories England, UK

When we went down to London for a random weekend away last May, we noticed loads of Shaun the Sheep statues peppered across the city. We weren’t sure what it was for but after coming home and reading all about it, it was part of a charity art trail across London, organised by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation. Us being us, we thought it was fun to take a picture with every one we came across, even if it did mean waiting 10 minutes for all the six year olds to stop playing on it.

Here’s a few I managed to get a photo with:

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According to the website, there were 120 dotted around London, but since we didn’t know what it was and only had a limited amount of time because we were heading to the football, we only managed a handful. It was fun while it lasted!

After reading up on art trails, I am super interested in finding one in my local area. I think it would be a great day out, or could even turn into a challenge between friends?

I can’t believe I haven’t found these before now!

Have you ever been on an art trail before?

  • I think these were in (maybe?) Bristol before – I’ve definitely seen them on a couple of other blogs. I’ve never done a whole trail but I’ve seen horses, wolves, pigs, dolphins – and probably some others I’ve forgotten in various cities. It’s a great idea! We had Clyde of course for the Commonwealth Games, though I didn’t like him very much.

    • Cool, I can’t believe I hadn’t found out about these before researching the ones in London. I’d seen Clyde around Glasgow but never thought it was anything other than a marketing strategy etc. I will keep my eyes open for new ones and hopefully do a bit better than the Shaun the Sheep one!

      • The one I’m really sorry I missed were the book benches around London a few years ago, each one dedicated to a different author then they were auctioned off for charity. If I had anywhere to put one I’d have been tempted!

  • That sounds great! I think I would end up with a very light purse by the end of the auction. haha