Thursday, 6 February 2014

Gromit at The Mall, Bristol

This post is so long overdue, it's completely out of season and completely out of date but it's my blog and everyone loves Gromit, don't they?
 
As well as the 80 Gromits around Bristol and the South West last summer, there was also a Gromit Unleashed shop and activity centre in The Mall at Cribbs Causeway.
 
We managed to visit the shop last October and had the activity area completely to ourselves. There was also two smaller extra Gromits inside the shop all dressed up for Christmas - I think they were going to be auctioned off.


Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol


Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol


Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol
 
 
Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol
 
 
 
Christmas Gromits!

Gromit at the Mall, Bristol

Gromit at the Mall, Bristol
 
 
 
 
There were several information boards explaining the history of Wallace and Gromit - I find it very hard to believe they've been around since 1989!
There were also lots of play activities for children, which we didn't take part in (although it was so empty, I reckon we could've easily got away with doing some colouring in or dot-to-dots...).


Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol


Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol


Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol



Near the shop entrance, there was an amazing model of Wallace and Gromit and all the other characters from TV and the films. I think I took about 50 pictures trying to get a close up shot of Wallace and Gromit - these were the two best ones...

Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol

Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol
 
 
 
And of course, there were some obligatory photo posing areas...

Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol

Gromit Unleashed at the Mall, Bristol


 
There are rumours of another similar Gromit trail in 2015 - wonder what it'll be?
(I hope it's lots and lots of Shaun the Sheep!) :-)
 

2 comments:

  1. I loved the Gromit shop at the Mall. Lucas spent ages making his own little alien out of clay, and then posing in the rocket. The festive Gromit pups were actually part of a raffle; still kicking myself for not buying a ticket!!

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    1. Aww no! I wish I'd bought a ticket as well! When we went there, all the staff were just busy tidying and clearing stuff up so it wasn't very clear what they were there for - darn, I 'm sure I could've easily accommodated a Gromit in my back garden! :-) xx

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