Shaun the Sheep sculpture trail opens in Newcastle

Giant Shaun the Sheep sculptures have been placed across Tyneside as part of the Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne art trail.

In total, 45 uniquely decorated Shaun and 70 smaller Shaun sculptures, decorated by local schools and community groups, are on display across Newcastle city centre.

As well as providing a fun activity for all to enjoy over the summer holidays, the trail will be fundraising for local charity St Oswald’s Hospice.

Proceeds from the trail and the auctioning of the large sculptures will be donated to the hospice to support their work helping young people, children and babies living with life-limiting and incurable conditions.

Shaun on the Tyne follows two previous Wild in Art events for St Oswald’s Hospice, Great North Snowdogs in 2016 and Elmer’s Great North Parade in 2019 which raised £367,000 and £182,000 respectively.

Visitors can follow the trail by using the official app or picking up a map at the trail HQ in Newcastle’s Civic Centre. A wide range of Shaun the Sheep merchandise is also available to buy from the trail HQ.

There will be an opportunity to say farewell to the flock on 7-8 October when all the sculptures come together before being auctioned off for the charity. Find out more about their events.

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