In praise of… Gromit hunting

Oh how sad we will be when the Gromits all go. This summer we have had a wonderful time hunting Gromits through the streets of Bristol. The three year old gets really excited spotting them out and about and loves getting his picture with them. I’ve also really enjoyed doing this and found it provided a lovely focus for a day out in the city. We’ve seen lots of bits of Bristol which we previously either hadn’t seen or saw in a different light.

Gromit Unleashed seems to have captured the imagination of little kids all across Bristol. Wherever we go there are families following the trail and getting pictures of the Gromits. Bub’s nursery even did a Gromit week with loads of themed activities.

So far we have done 37 of the 80 Gromits. I don’t intend to try to get them all but hopefully we’ll get a few more before they end on 8th September.

Here are some of our favourites so far:

Grant’s Gromit (or Zebra Gromit as Bub calls him)20130824-204406.jpg
Gromberry (aka Strawberry Gromit)20130824-204319.jpg
Salty Sea Dog (aka Pirate Gromit)20130824-204340.jpg
Gromitasaurus (aka the one with the teeth)20130824-204356.jpg
Gromit Unleashed is a public art exhibition in which giant sculptures of Gromit, decorated by invited artists, have been unleashed on the streets of Bristol and the surrounding area.

At the end of the art trail, the sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.


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One Response to “In praise of… Gromit hunting”

  1. uncheshire wife Says:

    Love the Gromits, we did the same thing tracking down Lambanans it was great fun. I think Gromit is much cuter though.

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