Your Guide to Shaun in the City
Central London saw some interesting traffic on its roads this week as a series of giant Shauns arrived in the city – on a tractor! They were being deposited at key locations around the city for the Shaun in the City Trail, which opens to the public on Saturday 28th March.
To help you get the very most of the your day of Shaun spotting, our friends at ShauntheSheep.com have put together a handy little guide that gives you all the info you need to know before you embark on the trail!
50 Shauns will line the streets of London for 2 months starting this Saturday, 28th March! There will then be another 70 Shauns visiting Bristol from the 6th of July, making 120 Shauns to find in total!
London: 28th March – 25th May (50 statues)
Bristol: 6th July – 31st August (70 statues)
After both trails have ended, you’ll have the opportunity to see all 120 statues together at a special exhibition in London and Bristol. Keep an eye on the Shaun in the City website for more information.
How Do I Find Shaun? Maps & App
The Shaun in the City “Sheep Spotter” app is available on the Google Play and iTunes stores for £1.49, with all proceeds going to Wallace & Gromit’s Childrens’ Charity. The app covers both the London and Bristol trails and allows you to find and tick off all the Shauns as you go along! There are also lots of fun achievements to unlock and a stats board that will tell you how fellow Shaun spotters are doing! Maps will also be available from locations around London, plus as a download from the Shaun and the City website.
Are all the Shauns within walking distance?
Some of the Shaun sculptures are accessible on foot – take a look at the map or download the app for details of distances, times the trails take to complete (the app even measures how far you’ve walked for fitness!), and postcode details. The sculptures can also be accessed by public transport – visit www.transportforlondon.com to help plan your route!
Can I buy merchandise?
You can buy official merchandise in the Shaun in the City online shop (new products will be added throughout the trail) or if you’re on the London trail, you’ll find an array of goodies at the baa-rilliant barrow in Covent Garden, which is open 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week.
Don’t forget to visit the brand new Shaun in the City website and social media channels, which will give you lots more information on the trail of 2 cities – happy Shaun hunting!