Shaun settles into his new home at Clifton Observatory

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The Observatory’s very own Shaun the Sheep has been settling into his new pen this week and enjoying the baaa-eautiful weather as the Shaun in the City trail gets under way around Bristol.

The Shaun’s arrived in style last week, coming over the suspension bridge on a tractor driven by Nick Park, creator of Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit, to take their long awaited places around the city.


#TeamObservatory have been working hard to keep our Shaun comfortable as he looks over the Avon Gorge, we’ve kept him safe with his own pen, grass (okay, it might be astro turf) and a hearty supply of fresh hay as he receives his visitors. Our very own Shaun, “A Sheeps Eye View” has been designed by Paula Bowles, you can take a look at all of the designs here.

We’ve also been enjoying seeing your photos of Shaun and the Observatory on social media, as you can see he’s already had a lot of visitors:


If you’re visiting us don’t forget to share your photo’s with us on Instagram @cliftonobservatory and twitter @clifton_observ.

The Shaun sculptures will be grazing in iconic locations and tourist destinations all over Bristol from 6th July to 31st August, before going to auction alongside the 50 sculptures from the Shaun in the City London train from earlier this year.

The Grand Appeal also organised the phenomenally successful Gromit Unleashed trail in 2013, which saw 80 sculptures raise more than £2.3 million for the campaign. Since 1995, The Grand Appeal has raised over £31 million to transform the lives of sick babies and children at Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit, providing life-saving equipment, patient activities, new services and family accommodation.

You can donate to this fantastic cause here.

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