Half Term Fun with Shaun in the UK!

If you're looking for ideas for the February half term break, look no further! To tie in with the release of Shaun the Sheep The Movie, there is a host of fun activities taking place across the country, from modelmaking sessions to outdoor events at National Trust properties - we've rounded up what's happening where to help you plan a baa-rilliant holiday!

See Shaun on the big screen

If you're going to save seeing the Shaun Movie for half term, you can find out where and when the film is showing using a handy app on the Studio Canal website. Add your location and the app will send you a reminder on Facebook or email as soon as tickets go on sale, a great way to ensure you don't miss out seeing the film on your preferred date! If you fancy combining your cinema visit with a bite to eat, McDonald's restaurants will be serving Shaun the Sheep The Movie Happy Meals, and some branches will be adding to the fun with interactive Shaun floor games.

Enjoy a host of activities at the National Media Museum

There's lots of Movie fun taking place at the National Media Museum in Bradford, Yorkshire. Take a special Shaun trail around the museum, try the blue screen in the Experience TV Gallery and star alongside Shaun in a fun chase sequence, plus 'meet and bleat' some of the folk behind the movie.  Aardman model-maker Jim Parkyn will also be on hand to show you how to create your very own clay Shaun to take home, and you can watch the movie at the museum's cinema. There are some other fantastic drop-in activities to take part in too, from creating a character for the museum's farmyard to trying your hand at stop-motion animation. Most of the activities are free and run throughout the half term week. Find out full details here. 

Make a Shaun the Sheep top knot at Hobbycraft stores

Hobbycraft stores across the UK will be holding Shaun-inspired crafting sessions on selected weekends throughout February, including half term (on the 15th and 21st February). During the free sessions you'll get to enhance a Shaun the Sheep headband with some fluffy pom poms, creating a very special piece of head-wear. You can then share a picture of you wearing your creation using #shaunthesheepmovie to be entered into a competition to win some Shaun goodies! If you can't make it to a Hobbycraft store, don't worry - you can make a top knot at home following the instructions on the Hobbycraft website.

Try your hand at modelmaking

Have a go at making a Shaun model with the help of Aardman's expert model-makers. The free events are taking place at a variey of locations during half term, including:

14th Feb - Waterstones Picadilly, London 1pm & 3pm

16th Feb - Boots Dartford Bluewater, Kent 12pm & 2pm

17th Feb – Boots Victoria Centre, Nottingham 12pm & 2pm

18th Feb – Boots Meadowhall, Sheffield 12pm & 2pm

20th Feb – Debenhams Oxford Street, London 11am, 1pm, 3pm

20th Feb - Camping & Caravanning Show, Birmingham NEC 

21st Feb - Broadgate Ice Rink, London, 1-6pm

22nd Feb - Foyles Bookshop, Bristol, 12.30pm & 2.30pm 

Take a break with Best Western Hotels

Fancy a change of scenery this half term? Our friends at Best Western are offering families a great deal with free stays and breakfasts for children under 12 at over 280 locations across the UK. You can choose from specific 'Family Favourite' hotels which offer child-friendly extras to make your stay really special - see what's on offer at the Best Western website here. You can also enter a competition to win a 2-night break and a bundle of Shaun the Sheep books!

Visit the new Shaun the Sheep Experience at Land's End

The world-famous Cornish landmark welcomes a new attraction in the shape of a Shaun the Sheep Experience, which will be open in time for half term! Explore a life-size world of Shaun the Sheep and get hands-on experience of animation in the design studio where you can play around with real sets and models. You can star in your very own Shaun the Sheep scene, plus learn all about the wider world of Aardman animations. Find out full details on the Land's End website. 

Look out for Shaun activities at National Trust

Shaun's teamed up with the National Trust to select his favourite activities from their '50 things to to before you're 11 3/4' list. Shaun's encouraging fans to explore the great outdoors this half term, trying activities such as climbing trees, hunting for fossils and making mud pies, plus you can make a piece of Shaun-themed 'Wild Art', using leaves, sticks and other bits and bobs, at various National Trust properties - the best creations win prizes! Take a picture of your outdoor adventures and share them on Facebook or Twitter, using the #shaunthesheepmovie tag - we can't wait to see what you get up to! You can find out more details on the National Trust website. 

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