|Ironically the first Gromit we found was the one |
that is furthest away at London, Paddington!
|A Close Shave by Harry Hill at the Bristol TIC|
|Carosello by Guiliano Carapia at the Spyglass, Welsh Back|
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon on the trail of the Gromits. Such a great atmosphere, and a super summer holiday activity. Bristol is buzzing with people (not just families, lots of adults too) following the maps or using the Gromit Unleashed app on their phones to track them down. 150,00 maps were printed and the Tourist Information Centre has already run out, which gives you some idea of the trail's popularity! As well as the map reading and the art appreciation there's some history too as it takes in lots of famous Bristol landmarks, as well as areas of Bristol that a little more off the beaten track. There are also several trails within the trail (a Harbourside trail, a Heritage trail and a Central Trail) and there's a Passport to be stamped at six different passport stops. If you wanted to find all 80 Gromits, you could have several days of fun in Bristol!
Living 20 miles or so from Bristol, we're unlikely to see them all, but doing the trail has inspired plenty more Wallace and Gromit activity at home! There are games and activities on the Gromit Unleashed website, Son has decorated his own Gromit on paper, and it goes without saying that there are all the films to be watched again!
|Salty Sea Dog by Peter Lord CBE|