A ewe-nique trail is coming to Newcastle!

As part of our ongoing partnership with Aardman Animations, we’re bringing Shaun the Sheep and his flock of friends to Newcastle in 2023.

This is our third trail with St Oswald’s Hospice, after the success of Great North Snowdogs 2016 and Elmer’s Great North Parade 2019.

From 19th July – 27th September 2023, Newcastle city centre and surrounding areas will be transformed by the arrival of 50 super-sized sculptures inspired by the much-loved star of film and television, Shaun the Sheep.

Located alongside some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, each Shaun the Sheep sculpture will be uniquely designed by artists from the region and beyond, providing a baa-rilliant family-friendly art trail for locals and visitors to follow.

A series of smaller ‘Little Shaun’ sculptures, adopted and painted by schools and youth groups, will also be displayed as part of the adventure.

A trail map and app will navigate avid art adventurers across the accessible trail, helping you discover each sculpture and unlock a series of rewards and fun facts.

Whilst exciting and inspiring people of all ages to celebrate our beautiful city through creativity, the trail will also increase public awareness about hospice care and its importance and impact on our whole community.

When the trail ends, the super-sized Shaun sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice.