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Aardman Christmas TV Schedule

December 14, 2016

Looking forward to watching lots of great films and TV this Christmas? With so much good stuff to choose from it can be easy to miss your favourites, so we've created a handy schedule of all things Aardman being broadcast over the holiday season! 

Here's what's on when:

17th December
5.40pm, Channel 4 - Arthur Christmas

18th December
9.25am, Christmas Gold - Creature Comforts

19th December
7pm, Christmas Gold - Creature Comforts

20th December
7.20pm, Christmas Gold - Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out

21st December
7pm, Christmas Gold - Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers

22nd December
7.20pm, Christmas Gold - Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave

23rd December
7pm, Christmas Gold - Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Christmas Eve
10.05am, Christmas Gold - Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out
10.40am, Christmas Gold - Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
11am, BBC2 - Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave
11.20am, Christmas Gold - Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave
12pm, Christmas Gold - Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Christmas Day
1.20pm, BBC1 - Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas

28th December
10.30am, BBC1 - Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

29th December
10.50am, BBC1 - Chicken Run

30th December
10.20am, BBC1 - Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
10.50am, BBC1 - Flushed Away

New Year's Day
11.10am, BBC1 - The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists! 

Happy viewing! 

Cameras Are Rolling on Aardman's Early Man Movie!

October 05, 2016

Aardman and STUDIOCANAL announced today that Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure EARLY MAN has officially begun production! Get a peek at the movie’s main characters Dug and Hognob in this new video released to celebrate the occasion...

Want to know more about the story? Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. Eddie Redmayne has already been revealed as the voice of Dug and look out for more exciting cast announcements coming very soon! Early Man is in cinemas 2018!

For all the latest news, join the tribe:

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New Aardman Isle of Man Stamps Launched!

August 02, 2016

With Aardman's 40th anniversary just around the corner, the Isle of Man Post Office has launched a special collection of stamps to mark the occasion! Featuring Timmy alongside other favourite Aardman characters, the stamps also commemorate six memorable moments from the Aardman story.

Timmy features on a lovely birthday image, complete with party hat and cake, as well as one of the Shaun the Sheep stamps, taken from the classic episode when the flock has fun with a road line painting machine! The stamps can be used for your letters, postcards and parcels from the Isle of Man but you can buy souvenir packs online wherever you live. Also featured in the eight-piece set are Wallace and Gromit, Morph and Trixie and Cuddlepuss, the adorable dog and cat duo from Creature Comforts.

There is a variety of sets on offer, including first day covers and character sheetlets. There's also a stunning limited edition print, signed by Peter Lord and featuring an exclusive Morph picture and first day cover sheet.

Maxine Cannon, Isle of Man Stamps and Coins General Manager said: “All of us at the Isle of Man Post Office feel extremely proud to be working with Aardman on such a fantastic and nostalgic collection of stamps to celebrate ‘40 Years of Creativity’ from the studio. It was a really special day when Morph came into our office, especially watching him lark about in the sorting office! We are committed as a business to encourage innovative thinking, and we hope that these stamps continue to inspire creativity amongst our community”.

The stamp collection is available to pre-order from the Post Office website.

 

Aardman Teams Up With Acamar for Bing Baking!

July 14, 2016

If your little lambs love the CBeebies character Bing they’ll be excited to hear that we’ve teamed up with Acamar, creators of the show, to bring you a brilliant new app that invites children into Bing's kitchen for some baking fun!

The app is available to download now from the App Store and will also be coming to Google Play and Amazon on 11th August. In the game, children join Bing and his friendly carer Flop in some baking activities, learning useful skills along the way. The game encourages hand-eye co-ordination as your little one plays with realistic 'digital dough', using their rolling pin or hands to squish and roll the mixture in cookies.

Children can then get creative, choosing from a selection of cookie cutters and decorations to make their treats extra special. Using the helpful Chicky Timer, children learn basic time concepts - they'll need to keep an eye on Chicky Timer to make sure their treats don't get ruined!

When the biscuits are ready and decorated with icing, sprinkles, chocolate drops and fruit, you can take a picture of Bing and Flop before munching on the delicious creations.

With its colourful setting and familar scenarios, the app offers children another way to experience Bing's world, a place that celebrates the noisy, joyful and fun reality of family life. Just as with the TV show, children learn through their baking successes and failures (perhaps they'll leave their biscuits in the oven a little too long!) that sometimes things don't always go to plan, but that's OK. As Flop says, 'Never mind Bing, it's no big thing!"

The app is £2.99 and is currently avaible to download at iTunes.

Shaun the Sheep Land Opens at Skånes Djurpark in Sweden!

June 22, 2016

The world’s first Shaun the Sheep Land was officially opened on Friday, 17th June at Skånes Zoo, the world’s biggest zoo for Nordic Animals, located in the south of Sweden.

Skanes Djurpark

Shaun the Sheep Land is a brand new attraction based on the stories and characters from Shaun’s world. Visitors to the park will be welcomed into a big Country Fair where they can meet Shaun in person and explore his journey to the park, as well as hop on an exciting new tractor ride to help Shaun find his lost flock before the Farmer wakes up and finds out they’re missing!

Not only that, did you know there is also a breed of sheep that looks like Shaun? Visitors to the park will also be able to find these ‘Suffolk’ sheep in the surroundings of Shaun the Sheep Land!

Find out more and book your tickets on the Skånes Djurpark website.

Take Part in Shaun's Vegetable Orchestra BBC Music Day in Bristol on 3rd June!

May 13, 2016

Shaun the Sheep and Timmy will be encouraging fans to get involved with BBC Music Day in Bristol, as part of a UK-wide annual celebration of music that aims to unite communities across different generations.

In celebration of the event and Aardman’s 40th anniversary, Shaun is inviting fans to take part in his vegetable orchestra! On Friday 3rd June, Bristol Plays Music and M Shed will be hosting workshops for children to help them decorate their own vegetable instrument on the morning of the event and learn some special rhythms to play.

The groups will then get the chance to perform in Shaun’s vegetable orchestra (led by Shaun the Sheep himself!) at Colston Hall in the afternoon.

How You Can Take Part

  • Download the Vegetable Orchestra activity pack to learn how to make your own vegetable shaker
  • The pack also contains audio files to teach you some special rhythms to play!
  • If you live in Bristol, don't forget to come along on Friday 3rd June to one of the workshops at M Shed at 10.15, 11.15 or 12.15 to learn how to play Shaun’s theme tune! You can then bring your vegetable shaker along to Colston Hall at 1.40pm to take part in Shaun's Vegetable Orchestra and join a special Aardman birthday celebration!

For more information about BBC Music Day, visit the BBC website!

Shaun the Sheep Sculpture Trail Starts in Japan!

May 11, 2016

Following on from the success of the Shaun in the City trail last year in the UK, an exciting trail of new Shaun the Sheep sculptures has now started in the vibrant city of Tokyo in Japan!

Shaun in Shibuya sees 30 Shauns grazing around the streets of Shibuya, one of Tokyo's liveliest districts. The trail last until May 22nd, after which the sculptures will be auctioned off for charity with proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross.

Among the wild and wacky sculpture designs you will find Japan's famous Hello Kitty character, Shaun the Sushi, a Thunderbird and many more designed by fantastic artists from across the globe. You'll even find special designs from Aardman’s Nick Park, Pete Lord, Richard Starzak, Merlin Crossingham, Aurélien Prédal and Danny Heffer!

See all the sculpture designs and find out more about the project on the Shaun in Shibuya website, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Eddie Redmayne Revealed as Voice of Dug in Aardman's Upcoming Early Man Movie

May 09, 2016

We’ve got some exciting movie news from Aardman studios (the creators of Shaun the Sheep The Movie)  to start your week!  It was announced today that Eddie Redmayne has joined Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure EARLY MAN as the voice of Dug.

Pictured in the studio this week, Eddie Redmayne is the first cast member to be revealed as production begins.  Nick Park comments “Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life. He embodies the cheeky charm, fun and plucky wit of Dug and I’m sure he’ll get along brilliantly with Dug’s sidekick Hognob.”

Want to know more about the story of Aardman’s new movie?  Here’s a little teaser:

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob (also pictured above) unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award winning WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT!

The movie will be distributed worldwide, with dates already secured for the following countries:

  • UK: January 26th 2018
  • France: January 31st 2018
  • Germany: March 29th 2018
  • Australia/NZ: March 29th 2018

Look out for more Early Man news as production continues!

Enjoy a Farm Adventure with Shaun the Sheep!

April 27, 2016

Timmy's friend Shaun has teamed up with Farm Stay Wales to offer young guests a new interactive adventure trail to enjoy during their stay in the beautiful Welsh countryside! 

Called 'Ffermwr Bach' - that's 'Little Farmer' in Welsh! - the trail is available to every family staying at Farm Stay Wales properties.

Aimed at 4-11 year-olds, the Little Farmer pack is filled with fun activities that encourage kids to get close to nature and learn more about rural life. Spot animals and wildlife, sample food from the farm shop and try some brilliant indoor activities on rainy days.

The trail shows where you can find native wildlife - such as red kites in the Brecon Beacons, otters in Solva and puffins on Skomer Island - helping to give children a really unique experience during their visit to Wales. 

You can also share the arts and crafts ideas suggested in the pack on the Farm Stay Facebook page where there will be prizes for the best creations!

The pack will be available to any families visiting a Farm Stay Wales property as well as available to download from the Farm Stay Wales and Farm Stay UK websites. You can also browse over 100 properties, with prices starting at £35 for a farmhouse B&B.

New Cracking Ideas Competition Launches!

April 13, 2016

We've teamed up with the Intellectual Property Office again this year to bring Aardman fans some new Cracking Ideas challenges to take part in, with some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

The competition ties in with Aardman's 40th birthday, which happens later this year.

With the help of Shaun the Sheep and Timmy, Wallace and Gromit, and Morph, youngsters aged 4-16 are being given the opportunity to develop their creative ideas to help celebrate this landmark occasion.

Who is the competition for?

There is a dedicated competition for three age categories, each of which ties in with a favourite Aardman character (4-7 - Shaun/Timmy, 8-11 - Wallace and Gromit, 12-16 - Morph). You can enter the competition individually or as a group (through your playgroup, nursery or school) 

How to take part in the Shaun the Sheep/Timmy competition

The Shaun the Sheep/Timmy challenge is open to 4-7 year-olds and involves designing a very special birthday present for Timmy! Draw a picture of your idea on the template provided in the downloadable resource pack, then explain your idea either in writing or in a video clip! 

You can also have a go at designing your own wrapping paper and making a unique 3D birthday card - everything you need is provided in the resources pack. The competition closes on 22nd July 2016.

The prizes

When you're happy with your birthday present idea, you can submit your entry online or in the post. One winning entry will receive a visit from an Aardman expert for a model making workshop session and screening at your school or nursery, plus a multi-user licence for the Animate It! software by Kudlian!

Find out about other categories in the competition

Visit our Wallace and Gromit and Morph websites to read about the other creative challenges in the Cracking Ideas competition! 

Read more about the competition

You can read full competition details and terms and conditions, and download free resource packs from the Cracking Ideas website.

Learning Time with Timmy 2 Launches!

April 07, 2016
Exciting news for children learning English - Aardman has teamed up with the British Council for a second Learning Time with Timmy app, featuring new games, challenges and rewards to make learning English fun!



Learning Time with Timmy 2 is designed to help non-native English speakers aged 6 and under develop their language skills. It’s also suitable for younger children with English as a first language aged 4 and under as it supports pre-school literacy and number skills. Children join their favourite characters from Timmy Time to learn new words and phrases, as well as having fun identifying and sorting objects.

The new app includes the following:

 - I-Spy - can you find the hidden objects, learning new words as you go along? As the game progresses, the objects get harder and harder to find so keep your eyes peeled!

- Magic Box - have fun sorting a range of items by type and colour. The game starts off with just one box but as more and more boxes appear, this challenge gets a little more tricky!

- Rub-a-Dub - listen to the narrator and swipe away feathers, buttons and paint to find hidden objects. As the game progresses, children build more and more complex phrases to describe the objects they reveal (eg: 'three green paintbrushes') 

As well as developing vocabulary and comprehension, Timmy's colourful app boosts hand-eye coordination, concentration and motor skills too. A helpful and encouraging audio guide leads young lanuage learners through the games and challenges and there are even rewards along the way, including new themed stickers and video clips! 

With no in-app purchases or adverts, Learning Time with Timmy 2 provides a safe environment for children to have fun while learning English and practising their colours and numbers.

The app costs £2.29 and is available in the App Store, GooglePlay and Amazon.  Timmy's original Learning App is available here.

Timmy's Supporting Sport Relief 2016!

February 05, 2016

Timmy is supporting Sport Relief by encouraging nursery children across the country to get active, have fun and raise money for a fantastic charity! 

Taking place on 18th-20th March, Sport Relief is a nationwide event that supports initiatives in the UK and further afield and there are lots of ways to get involved. Once again, even pre-school children can do their bit, by getting stuck into some fun Timmy Time activities at nursery, from holding a Shimmy with Timmy party to jumping, climbing and balancing in Timmy's Steeplechase challenge!

There are three fun ideas to try at your nursery and you'll find everything you need on the Sport Relief website, from teaching plans to posters, stickers and well done certificates - it couldn't be easier to take part! 

Once you've got everything set up, it's time to have fun! How about learning the Sport Relief song and holding a sponsored danceathon, a great way to jump about and strut your stuff as you build up the pennies for charity. Or how about making like Bumpy and holding a sponsored crawl, a fantastic way for even the teeniest children to get involved. 

As well as taking part in these fun activities you can also enter a competition to win a visit from Timmy to your nursery! All you have to do is share your fundraising plans and ensure all the children at your nursery will be taking part! 

The money you raise will go towards helping people living incredibly tough lives, at home and in the world's poorest communities so what are you waiting for? Join Timmy for some Sport Relief fun!

 

Watch Timmy in Mossy Bottom Shorts!

January 14, 2016

Something fun is coming to Shaun the Sheep's YouTube channel on Friday 15th January! Mossy Bottom Shorts features 15 Shaun the Sheep short films which were originally created for Nintendo 3DS - and now you can watch the full series which features plenty of appearances by Timmy!

It's the first time the shorts been released online and you'll be able to watch Timmy and the gang getting up to all kinds of fun, from having a secret party in some hay bales to enjoying an impromptu farmyard jamming session! In the first episode you can see what happens when Shaun is left in charge of Timmy, with 14 more hilarious shorts to enjoy until April!

Be sure to subscribe to Shaun's YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss any of the shorts or pop by each Friday to watch the latest release! You can also watch a sneak peek here.

 

The Farmer's Llamas UK DVD Release!

January 13, 2016

Exciting news for Timmy and Shaun fans in the UK! The BBC Christmas special - Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas - is released on DVD in the UK on the 8th February!

In the hilarious 30-minute episode, Timmy stars alongside some new additions to Mossy Bottom Farm - three mischievous llamas! If you missed the episode, which was shown on UK TV over Christmas, you're in for a treat - all kinds of chaos ensues when Fernando, Hector and Raul come to stay with the Flock!

We'll let you know about release dates for other countries as soon as we have them, but if you're a UK fan you can pre-order your copy on Amazon now.

Play Shaun's Llama League Game!

December 17, 2015

Timmy's friend Shaun has released a new game just in time for Christmas! Featuring the new characters from the Shaun the Sheep Christmas special, Llama League is free to play and challenges you to a football game like no other!

You can download the game on your phone or tablet, or play the game on your desktop. It's free to download on iTunes and Google play.

So, what's the game all about? It's essentially a football challenge - but with a few differences! As well as playing as a llama, you can shoot a few penalties in some very unusual environments - on the moon, a basketball court and a slippery ice-covered lake, to name just a few of the fun places you can enjoy your game of footy. 

You can also challenge yourself to a 1-player shoot out or compete with friends in the 2-player mode. As you progress through the game you can unlock new balls and outfits for even zanier gameplay. You could, for example, play football with tennis ball, beach ball or even an 'invisiball'!

So if you're looking for some new games to play with your little ones this Christmas, take a look! You can also play lots of other Shaun games over at Shaunthesheep.com.

 

Farmer's Llamas Airs on Boxing Day on BBC One in the UK!

December 02, 2015

Circle your TV guides, put a reminder in your phone - it has been announced today that Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas, featuring Timmy and the rest of the Flock, will air on BBC One on Boxing Day at 6:10pm in the UK!

If December 26th can’t come soon enough, watch a sneak peek of the action in the new video. Plus if you haven’t heard already, here’s a quick rundown of the plot:

When the Farmer and Bitzer go to a Country Fair, Shaun steals away with them intent on causing mischief. Shaun spies an auction where he sees three exotic and very crafty Llamas going under the hammer.

Instantly besotted by their fantastic pranks Shaun cleverly gets the unwitting Farmer to buy them. Back at Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun is delighted with his prank and convinces the Flock that the Llamas are just what they need to spice up their lives.

At first everything’s great fun, but soon their new Llama room-mates get a bit too comfortable in their new home. When things spiral out of control, Shaun is forced to take action to oust the intruders and save the farm.

Llama Drama Across the World!

As well as causing chaos in the UK, Shaun and the llamas are heading across the globe! Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas is out now on Amazon Prime in America and is heading to Australia (Christmas Eve) France (December 27th) and Germany (New Year's Day). Keep a look out for more release dates coming soon!

Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas was created with support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Play Pigby's Tales and Win a Scooter!

November 20, 2015

The team at Aardman (the creators of Timmy Time) have been busy creating a brand new set of stories for Pigby and Friends, a group of pigs who are learning the importance of saving their pocket money! Take a look at the links below to see what it’s all about!

Play Pigby’s Tales

Pigby's friend Buzz has a broken skateboard. He needs all the help he can get to save up for a new one and win the skateboard competition! Join Pigby and help decide how Buzz should save for his new board! Play Pigby's Tales now

Design and Win Your Own Scooter!

After helping Buzz in the skateboarding competition, Pigby also needs your help to design a scooter! Personalise the colours, patterns and stickers on your scooter and submit it to the website for your chance to win a real-life version! www.pigbyscooterdraw.com

First Look at The Farmer's Llamas and World Premiere in the UK!

October 27, 2015

The festive season is almost here, which means that we’re getting ready for Shaun the Sheep: The Farmers Llamas to hit TV screens across the globe! Timmy plays a starring role in this new half hour special, which got its world premiere at a special event at BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) on Monday. The premiere was attended by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, as well as children from the charities they support. 

Guests were treated to Shaun the Sheep model making, Championsheeps sports events, and an 'Aardman Animate-it! Live' show, giving the audience an in-depth look at the animation process! Their Royal Highnesses also joined in with the action, taking part in the model making and craft activities with the children, plus flinging some wellies in the Welly Wanger Championsheeps event!

The Duchess of Cambridge also lent a hand during the Animate-it Live show – take a look at this video of her taking part in an animation special effect!

If you'd like to know a little more about The Farmer's Llamas, here's a sneaky preview of the story...

When the Farmer and Bitzer go to a Country Fair, Shaun steals away with them intent on causing mischief. Shaun spies an auction where he sees three exotic and very crafty Llamas going under the hammer. Instantly besotted by their fantastic pranks Shaun cleverly gets the unwitting Farmer to buy them.

Back at Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun is delighted with his prank and convinces the Flock that the Llamas are just what they need to spice up their lives. At first everything’s great fun, but soon their new Llama room-mates get a bit too comfortable in their new home.

When things spiral out of control, Shaun is forced to take action to oust the intruders and save the farm.

We'll keep you posted with the latest Llama Drama news as we get it! 

Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas was created with support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Shaun in the City Exhibition Arrives in London

September 24, 2015

The Shaun in the City flock has arrrived in London's Covent Garden for one last round up before a grand auction on the 8th October! The London exhibition takes place from 24th-27th September and offers a final chance to see all 120 Shaun in the City sculptures before they go under the hammer.

The sculptures will be displayed in the famous Covent Garden Piazza, in the heart of London's bustling West End, giving tourists and passers-by an eye-catching display of all the beautifully designed Shauns from the London and Bristol trails which took place in the Spring and Summer. You'll be able to tick off the Shauns you may have missed on the trail, casting your eyes over creations from the likes of Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park, supermodel David Gandy and fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes. 

Celebrity auctioneer Tim Wonnacott will be visiting the exhibition on 25th September, so if you're in the market for bidding on a Shaun you'll be able to get some expert advice on the sculptures. At the end of their London stay, the colourful Shauns will be transported back to Bristol where they'll be stored until an exciting auction - hosted by Tim - which will raise funds for Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity and The Grand Appeal. 

Director of Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation, Nicola Masters said: “It's been a wonderful summer for Shaun and our Covent Garden exhibition represents the last chance for the public to see all 120 sculptures from our London and Bristol trails before they go to auction in October.

"We're delighted to have had the support of so many designers and sponsors in bringing this fabulous flock to the city’s streets for so many thousands of people to enjoy. We really hope as many people as possible will head to Covent Garden to see our Shauns this weekend. With London Fashion Week over, a sheep walk should provide the perfect substitute to the cat walk." 

You can find out more details about the London exhibition and charity auction on the Shaun in the City website.

Play the New Shaun the Sheep Puzzle Putt Game!

September 10, 2015

Young gamers will be pleased to hear a new Shaun the Sheep app has hit download stores! Puzzle Putt sees Shaun taking on a crazy golf challenge like no other, where players get to test their swingshots and putting skills across 72 levels featuring colourful courses packed with hilarious farmyard obstacles, from bouncy pumpkins to catapulting mole holes!

Players can also take on the challenge of making their own golf course, using the Creator Mode, which lets you create your fantasy course. Try it out yourself then challenge your friends to have a go - will they beat you at your own game?!

You can download Puzzle Putt  for £2.29/$2.99/2,99 € from the following app stores:

iTunes: http://aard.mn/PuzzlePuttApple

Google Play: http://aard.mn/PuzzlePuttGooglePlay

Amazon: http://aard.mn/PuzzlePuttAmazon

For more Shaun the Sheep games, for children of all ages, visit the Shaun the Sheep website.

Get Ready for The Farmer's Llamas!

July 21, 2015

Exciting news for Timmy and Shaun fans! The favourite farmyard duo will be starring in a new production called Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas, which will air across TV screens around the globe later this year!

It's the first ever Shaun the Sheep thirty-minute special and will introduce some hilarious new characters, including a pack of mischievous llamas called Hector, Fernando and Raul!

Want to know more about the story? Here’s a quick rundown:

When the Farmer and Bitzer go to a Country Fair, Shaun steals away with them intent on causing mischief. Shaun spies an auction where he sees three exotic and very crafty Llamas going under the hammer.

Instantly besotted by their fantastic pranks Shaun cleverly gets the unwitting Farmer to buy them. Back at Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun is delighted with his prank and convinces the Flock that the Llamas are just what they need to spice up their lives.

At first everything’s great fun, but soon their new Llama room-mates get a bit too comfortable in their new home. When things spiral out of control, Shaun is forced to take action to oust the intruders and save the farm.

Look out for more exciting Farmer’s Llamas news coming soon!

Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas was created with support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Early Man First-look Poster Revealed!

May 22, 2015

After the recent announcement that Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park is working on a brand new prehistoric movie called Early Man, we're excited to share the first-look poster with you, which was revealed at Cannes Film Festival!

Nick was at the festival to promote his new project, which is set at the dawn of time when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth. The film tells the story of how one plucky caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day! 

Created in Aardman’s classic stop-motion style, this new film will take audiences into a dramatic prehistoric world and unleash an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters.

Nick Park will be joined by accomplished screenwriters Mark Burton and John O’Farrell to bring this prehistoric adventure to life.

The movie has generated great interest at the festival, with distributors signed up for most territories. In addition to the key territories of the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, which StudioCanal will self-distribute, the film has also been taken by Svensk in Scandinavia, Impuls in Switzerland, Lusomondo in Portugal, Blitz in ex-Yugoslavia, Myndform in Iceland, Odeon in Greece, IDC in Latin America, Acme in the Baltics, Lumiere in Benelux, Cinemax in Indonesia, Fabula in Turkey, Times Media in South Africa, Panorama in Hong Kong, Cinemax in Czech Republic and CJ in Vietnam.

Look out for more exciting information on Early Man coming soon!

Morph Comes To CBBC!

May 21, 2015

If your little one is a fan of one of Aardman's earliest creations - Morph - we have some great news!  After the huge success of Morph's comeback online you'll be able to watch his adventures on CBBC when they are broadcast on the channel in June!

It's been over 15 years since Morph graced TV screens. The popular terracotta clay figure was created way back in 1977, making his first appearance on the BBC children's art programme 'Take Hart', alongside artist and presenter Tony Hart. It wasn't until a kickstarter campaign was launched in the autumn of 2013 that the first steps were taken in bringing Morph back into the public eye. The campaign was a huge success, raising over £110,000 to fund 15 new one-minute episodes, which have been warmly received by Morph fans both old and new. 

If you missed them online, or you'd like to remind yourself what Morph gets up to in the new adventures - which feature storyline ideas by Morph's Kickstarter backers - you can catch him and other favourite characters from the original show on the CBBC channel next month.

Morph also has his own website where you can find out more about the show, its  history and characters, as well as a Facebook page and YouTube channel where you can watch remastered classic clips.

 

Shaun's London Trail Extended!

May 15, 2015

Great news if you haven't yet managed to get to the London leg of the Shaun in the City trail! Due to popular demand, the trail has been extended until Sunday 31st May!

If you live in the UK this means you now have the added bonus of being able to take part in the trail over the May half term holiday, the perfect opportunity for you and your little lambs to seek out the 50 Shauns dotted around the capital! The trail has been a huge success so far, with hundreds of thousands of people visiting the sculptures since they arrived in London back in March. Fans from as far afield as Finland, Australia and the USA have taken part, with many enhancing their experience by using the official Sheep Spotter app - it's been downloaded over 25,000 times to date!

Shaun spotters have shared some fantastic selfies and photos on Facebook and Twitter, as well as personal stories connected to the trail. So it was a bit of a 'no brainer' to extend the trail, as Nicola Masters, director of Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, explains: “We have been absolutely overwhelmed with the popularity of our Shaun in the City trail in London. Visitors have come from all over the capital, the UK and indeed the world just to see our sculptures, and seeing their photos on social media and hearing how much they have enjoyed the trail has been just fantastic.

“More and more enquiries were coming in every day as to whether the sculptures could stay on display for longer, and we knew we had to do everything we could to make it happen. I am delighted to be able to announce that the trail has been extended for an extra week, giving even more visitors the opportunity to take part in their very own Shaun hunt.”

A small number of the sculptures may be relocated between Monday 25th May and Sunday 31st May. Keep an eye on the Shaun in the City Facebook page for more info. You can also find all the info you need to plan you sheep spotting adventure on the Shaun in the City website.

New Aardman Film Announced!

May 07, 2015
After the success of Shaun the Sheep The Movie, it has been announced that STUDIOCANAL and Aardman will partner up again to release “Early Man”, a brand new pre-historic adventure by BAFTA and academy-award winner, Nick Park, the creator of Wallace & Gromit!

Nick Park

Fans of Aardman characters such as Timmy, Shaun and Wallace & Gromit can look forward to meeting a brand new character in the film, set at the dawn of time when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the Earth! This new character is a plucky caveman who unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day. 

Created in Aardman’s class stop-motion style, this new film will take audiences into an exciting prehistoric world and unleash an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters.

Nick Park will be joined by accomplished screenwriters Mark Burton and John O’Farrell to bring this prehistoric adventure to life.

Nick Park said “I’m very excited to be making this film with such great partners – STUDIOCANAL and BFI.  And with the support of the incredible team at Aardman – bringing this inept bunch of cavemen to life is going to be a hilarious adventure!"

Look out for more Early Man updates coming soon!

Pre-order Shaun the Sheep The Movie on DVD & Blu-Ray!

April 17, 2015

Timmy and Shaun fans in the UK will be excited to hear that it won't be long before you can watch the Flock's Big City adventure from the comfort of your own home!

Shaun DVD

Shaun the Sheep The Movie will be released on DVD, Blu-ray or as a digital download from June 1st in the UK so you'll be able to watch your favourite moments again and again! Not only that but you'll also be able to feast your eyes on a host of extra features, including character profiles and a peek behind the scenes of the movie. 

To make sure you're first in the queue you can pre-order you copy from Amazon and iTunes.

Timmy and Shaun Show Holidays at Home are Great!

April 17, 2015

Timmy, Shaun and the rest of the Flock have joined up with VisitEngland to show the nation that holidays at home are great! They star in a fantastic new ad you can watch here, in which the gang visit some of the country's most idyllic beauty spots and landmarks.

VisitEngland

Deciding to take a break from life on the farm for a few days, Timmy and friends take a tour around Britain and Ireland, taking in everything from the Blackpool Illuminations to Liverpool's iconic Penny Lane, stopping off at the mystical Giant's Causeway and Edinburgh Castle along the way. 

They've also been taking selfies as they travel - take a look at their colourful snaps on the Holidays at Home website.

If you've been inspired by Timmy and Shaun's adventures, why not plan your own adventure? Visit www.holidaysathomearegreat.com for some great ideas for holidays and days out across Britain. 

Your Guide To Shaun in the City

March 26, 2015

Central London saw some interesting traffic on its roads this week as a series of giant Shauns arrived in the city - on a tractor! They were being deposited at key locations around the city for the Shaun in the City Trail, which opens to the public on Saturday 28th March. 

Shaun in the City

To help you get the very most of your Shaun spotting experience, our friends at ShauntheSheep.com have put together a handy little guide that gives you all the info you need to have a fantastic day out!

The Trail

50 Shauns will line the streets of London for 2 months starting this Saturday, 28th March! There will then be another 70 Shauns visiting Bristol from the 6th of July, making 120 Shauns to find in total!

London: 28th March – 25th May (50 statues)

Bristol: 6th July – 31st August (70 statues)

After both trails have ended, you’ll have the opportunity to see all 120 statues together at a special exhibition in London and Bristol. Keep an eye on the Shaun in the City website for more information.

How Do I Find Shaun? Maps & App

The Shaun in the City “Sheep Spotter” app is available on the Google Play and iTunes stores for £1.49, with all proceeds going to Wallace & Gromit’s Childrens’ Charity. The app covers both the London and Bristol trails and allows you to find and tick off all the Shauns as you go along! There are also lots of fun achievements to unlock and a stats board that will tell you how fellow Shaun spotters are doing!

Maps will also be available from locations around London, plus as a download from the Shaun and the City website.

Are all the Shauns within walking distance?

Some of the Shaun sculptures are accessible on foot – take a look at the map or download the app for details of distances, times the trails take to complete (the app even measures how far you’ve walked for fitness!), and postcode details. The sculptures can also be accessed by public transport – visit www.transportforlondon.com to help plan your route!

Can I buy merchandise?

You can buy official merchandise in the Shaun in the City online shop (new products will be added throughout the trail) or if you’re on the London trail, you’ll find an array of goodies at the baa-rilliant barrow in Covent Garden, which is open 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week.

Anything else?

Don’t forget to visit the brand new Shaun in the City website and social media channels, which will give you lots more information on the trail of 2 cities – happy Shaun hunting!

Website: www.shauninthecity.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/shaunsinthecity

Twitter: www.twitter.com/shaun_inthecity

Shaun in the City Arrives in London This Month!

March 19, 2015

The exciting new Shaun in the City trail arrives in London at the end of March, so if your little lambs love Shaun you won't want to miss the opportunity to go Shaun spotting in the big city! The trail opens on 28th March, just in time for the Easter holidays, and will remain in London until the end of May. The image below gives a sneak peek of some of the designs featured in the trail of over 100 colourful, individually designed Shauns.

To help you plan your trip you'll be able to download the official trail map from 25th March from the Shaun in the City website. The eye-catching sculptures - created by artists and celebrities - will be located at some of London's most iconic landmarks and locations, including Trafalgar Square, Carnaby Street and The View from the Shard.

You'll also be able to pick up maps from key locations in the capital, including the Tower of London, British Film Institute and Paddington Station, as well as the Shaun in the City barrow in Covent Garden.

All of the London Shauns will be easily accessible by public transport so you can bus your way around the city or take the tube (most sculptures will be located within London Undergound Zone 1.) If you're feeling energetic you can of course visit the Shauns on foot! 

As well as a map there will also be a Shaun in the City app coming your way soon, packed with info about the trail and fun activities to take part in - we'll be sharing full details with you as soon as we can. If you can't make it to London, another trail will take place in Bristol in the summer. 

In the meantime you can keep up to date with the very latest on the Shaun in the City Trail on Facebook and Twitter.

Timmy Trail Comes to Kew Gardens This Easter

March 11, 2015

If you're looking for fun things to do with your family this Easter, how about getting outdoors and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Kew Gardens, just outside London? The famous gardens will be hosting Shaun the Sheep activities over the Easter period, including a special Timmy's Trail, meeting Timmy's friends along the way.

The trail takes in some of Kew's prettiest spring flowers and you'll be able to have your photo taken with Timmy's friends, sharing them on Twitter by tagging #shaunatkew. Along the way you can also stop off at the Princess of Wales Conservatory, where you'll find out how chocolate is made, and visit the Palm House where you'll see the tree that chocolate comes from. If you visit the gardens on 5th April you'll also be able to take part in an Easter Egg hunt - track down three tokens from around the Gardens and then find the Easter Bunny who will reward you with a Divine chocolate egg.

As well as the Timmy Trail, there are other Shaun the Sheep events to enjoy over the spring break at Kew. Visit Shaun's Madcap Meadow where you can enter the marquee for some farmyard games - have a go at welly wanging or try the sheep hopper maze, where you can try bouncing your way around a hay bale maze. There will even be a vegetable orchestra in attendance, while outside the marquee you can try out your physical prowess in Bitzer's sheepdog trials, helping Bitzer to herd, bounce and roll Shirley back into her pen.

For something a little more sedate, head to the face painting area where your little one can be transformed into their favourite character from Shaun the Sheep.

Entry to Kew Gardens is free for children under 16 and if you book by 15th March, adults can save 20% on their tickets by entering "EASTER2015" at the checkout. Find out full details and book your tickets here.

New Movie Tie-in Books

March 04, 2015

Timmy is coming to cinema screens across the globe in 2015 in Shaun the Sheep The Movie. If you've already seen the movie and loved it, you might like to know there are some fantastic movie tie-in books to enjoy with your little one!

Available to buy at major book stores and online retailers such as Amazon, the range - published by Walker Books - includes a lovely board book, 'Timmy in the City'. Featuring colourful pictures, the book follows Timmy and the rest of the Flock as they make their way through the Big City. A world away from Mossy Bottom Farm, Timmy and the gang soon realise that this day out will be unlike any other they've ever experienced! Many things, like automatic doors and restaurants, are very different from life on the farm. Other things are the same; city folk get 'sheared', too, for example!

This funny board book is the perfect way to share the movie with Shaun and Timmy's youngest fans - you can order your copy here. Other books in the Walker range that younger children may enjoy include a Sticker Activity Book and Sheep on Set Activity Book.

Timmy & Shaun Discounts in the iTunes UK Store!

January 30, 2015

iTunes is offering UK fans some great discounts on a host of Aardman goodies in the run up to the release of Shaun the Sheep The Movie. Shaun's special page is getting pride of place in the 'Kids' section of the store, with great savings on Timmy Time Series 3 and Shaun the Sheep seasons 2, 3 and the brand new series 4 compilation, 'Flock to the Floor'. The discounts are available from now until the movie's release on 6th February.

If you've yet to play the latest Shaun the Sheep apps and games, you'll find them all here, including the recent free games Shear Speed, a fast-paced racing game, and Top Knot, a fun hair styling app.

Shaun's page also features lots more from Aardman, including the feature films The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!, Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

You can check out what's on offer on Shaun's iTunes page here.

Timmy & Shaun in the Radio Times!

January 29, 2015

Timmy is a magazine cover star this week, as the Radio Times celebrates the release of Shaun the Sheep The Movie with a 4-page spread all about the making of the film!

Timmy joins Shaun and other members of the Flock for the colourful cover which accompanies an interview with Nick Park and sneek peek into how Shaun and Timmy's big screen debut came into being. Nick talks about the different stages and challenges involved in creating a full-length animation, and traces Shaun and Timmy's history, from minor characters into stars in their own right, who are loved by fans right across the globe!

You can read about Nick Park's cameo in the film  - a 'blink or you'll miss it' moment, but one to look out for in the movie (clue: Nick can be seen wearing a pair of binoculars...) Another lucky person to get a small part in the film is Jennie King, who won the Radio Times competition to find Shaun's biggest fan. As the winner of the contest, Jennie has had her likeness made into a model that appears during the movie! Lucky Jennie was also in attendance at the UK premiere to see her big screen debut, alongside Nick Park, the film's directors - Richard Starzak and Mark Burton - as well as a host of a celebs, including Rizzle Kicks and Ed Sheeran.

As an extra treat for Radio Times readers, Aardman has created an original animation which can be viewed by downloading the free Blippar app. You'll need a copy of the magazine to activate the exclusive content, as well as the film's trailer and a movie picture gallery. 

The Radio Times is available from all good newsagents and supermarkets, and the Shaun the Sheep edition is on sale now, covering TV schedules for the 31st January-6th February. Get your copy today!

You can keep up with the latest Shaun the Sheep movie news at www.shaunthesheep.com

Aardman Exhibition Comes to Paris!

January 22, 2015

Visitors to the French capital are in for a treat this Spring, when a new exhibition of Aardman's finest work arrives in Paris! 'Aardman, Art That Takes Shape' comes to the city's Art Ludique Le Musee at the Quai d'Austerliz. Running from 31st March until 30th August 2015, the exhibition is dedicated to all things Aardman and will feature over 30 film sets and 400 drawings, many of which have never been seen before by the public!

The exhibition has been created in close collaboration with Aardman, so you can expect lots of amazing eye candy to feast on, from Wallace's cracking contraptions to sets from Shaun the Sheep The Movie. Take a close look at some of Aardman's most intricate and impressive models, including Gromit's famous vegetable garden, the flying machine from Chicken Run and the 5 metre-high galleon ship from Pirates! An Adventure With Scientists! 

As well as stunning models, fans can also get an insight into the artistic processes involved in bringing characters to life in animation through over 400 concept drawings, watercolours and storyboards, as well as delving into Nick Park's student sketchbook and discovering his very first illustrations of Wallace & Gromit. 

As visitors walk around the exhibition they'll also have a chance to take a look at classic clips from Aardman movies, shorts and adverts. This really is a comprehensive and interactive guide to the colourful, imaginative world of Aardman, so if you find yourself on the other side of the channel during the spring and summer, be sure not to miss it! 

To read more about the Aardman, Art That Takes Shape, visit the website here.

Win Tickets to the UK Premiere of Shaun the Sheep The Movie!

January 14, 2015

Timmy is coming to the big screen in Shaun the Sheep The Movie, released on 6th February, and to celebrate our friends at the Shaun the Sheep website are offering one lucky fan and their family or friends the chance to be at the UK premiere on 25th January!

Shaun premiere

The winner will join VIPs for a walk along the green carpet (Shaun and co like to do things a bit differently, after all!) before settling down to see the movie a whole week ahead of the general public! The winner will receive 4 tickets to this exclusive event, which is being held at London's Leicester Square.

To be eligible for tickets, you'll need to make sure of the following: 

• You are free on Sunday, 25th January
• You can make your own way to the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square, London
• You are reaaaaally excited about watching the movie!

If the answer is a big, fat YES to all of the above, what are you waiting for? Head over to Shaunthesheep.com where you'll find full competition details and how to enter. Good luck!

Two New Shaun the Sheep Movie Apps Available to Download!

January 09, 2015

With Shaun the Sheep's big screen debut fast approaching there's lots of movie tie-in fun coming your way over the coming weeks, including the release of not one but two new free apps to play! Top Knot and Shear Speed are both available to download now, from the App Store, Google Play and Amazon.

Top Knot

Ideal for little Shaun fans, Top Knot is a fun app for all ages that allows your little lamb to give themself a new 'do, inspired by the Flock!

Upload a photo and then have fun shearing, clipping and colouring your sheepy locks into something really 'ewenique'! Simple to play, your little one will love giving themselves - or you! - a Shaun the Sheep makeover!

If your little one loves racing games, try Shear Speed and dash through the Big City, evading a variety of obstacles as you go, as well as keeping the dastardly animal catcher Trumper at a safe distance.

You'll get to race through scenes featured in the movie, coming up against increasingly difficult challenges that put you in danger of being captured and dumped in the pound! Then there's the question of keeping your energy levels topped up - keep your eyes out for the green patches of grass that will keep your hooves turning over!

For more info and to download Top Knot, click here. And if you'd like to try your hand at Shear Speed, click here.

Aardman Christmas TV Schedule

December 17, 2014

Christmas is a great time to catch up on you favourite movies and shows, and this year you can look forward to lots of shows and films featuring your favourite Aardman characters, including the Timmy Christmas special, 'Timmy's Christmas Surprise'. Below you'll find the full line-up on what's on when on terrestrial UK TV this festive season - why not print out this page and keep it somewhere safe to be sure you don't miss a thing!

Aardman TV schedule

Tuesday 23rd December
Timmy Time, 8.20, Cbeebies
Chicken Run, 13.45, BBC1

Wednesday 24th December
Timmy Time, 8.20, Cbeebies
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, 13.45, BBC1

Christmas Day
Timmy's Christmas Surprise, 7.45, Cbeebies
Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out, 12pm, BBC1
Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas, 13.40, BBC1
Arthur Christmas, 18.00, Channel 4

Boxing Day
The Pirates: In an Adventure with Scientists!, 16.40, BBC1

Monday 29th December
Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave, 15.35, BBC1

Wednesday 31st December
Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers, 20.30, BBC3

Over on the CBBC Channel you can watch some new Shaun the Sheep series 4 episodes: 'Duck', 'The Stare' and 'Fruit & Nuts' will be aired on 17th, 18th and 19th December respectively, at 3pm (plus you can catch up with any of the new episodes you may have missed on the BBC's iPlayer service. Find out more about the new episodes here.) Little ones can tune into Timmy Time at 8.20 on 23rd and 24th December, too, plus there will be more Timmy on the station each morning throughout the Christmas period. 

Finally, if you fancy a change from the TV you can tune into a special radio programme on BBC Radio 4 where you can listen to Nick Park, Peter Lord and Peter Sallis - the 'voice' of Wallace - share their Aardman memories and experiences, and retell the story of a how a film school project become a worldwide phenomenon. The Reunion will be aired on Christmas Day at 7.00 and on Saturday 27th December at 13.15.  

Tote Bag Giveaway & Xmas Delivery Dates!

December 03, 2014

f you're stuck for ideas for those all important Christmas presents why not take a browse over at the Aardstore? If you missed out on Cyber Weekend, there's a new promotion for you to enjoy, plus there are some fantastic Timmy items to choose from, perfect if you're looking for something a bit different this Christmas. Spend £35 or more and you'll receive a lovely Aardman tote bag, featuring favourite Aardman characters, including Timmy, Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit.

There are some lovely items in the shop to choose from, including soft toys, books and DVDs, including 'Timmy's Snowy Fun', ideal for the festive season! Or how about the ever popular Timmy slippers, perfect for keeping little toes toasty when it's cold outside! 

Now for those all-important last posting dates* to make sure you're gift arrives in time for Christmas day - here are the details:

Standard Mail (untracked services)

UK – Place your order before midday on Friday 19th December

Western Europe – Place your order before midday on Friday 12th December

Rest of Europe – Place your order before midday on Thursday 11th December

USA & Canada – Place your order before midday on Thursday 11th December

Rest of the World - Place your order before midday on Friday 7th December

The tote bag offer is available across all Aardman brands, including Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, and across all products in the shop. To take a look at what's on offer, visit the shop here.

*Be sure to read the small print when you place your order for the disclaimer regards delivery date! 

Watch Timmy in the New Shaun the Sheep Movie Trailer

November 28, 2014

It's not long to wait now until Shaun the Sheep The Movie is released around the globe in 2015! Little Timmy has a starring role in  Shaun's first big screen adventure, and there's been lots of exciting activity over at Shaunthesheep.com in recent weeks, including the release of a brand new trailer - visit Shaun's website to take a look!

You can get a sneek peak of Timmy and the rest of the flock in action in the trailer, which sees the gang let loose in the Big City, meeting new friends and a couple of foes along the way. 

Want to hear more about the story?

When Shaun decides to take the day off an have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for! Shaun's mischief inadvertently leads to The Farmer being taken away from the farm to the Big City...Join Shaun, Bitzer and The Flock on their hilarious, action-packed big screen adventure as they make plans to rescue the missing Farmer. A story about how we sometimes forget to appreciate the things we have in life, and the people who love us. 

Shaun the Sheep The Movie introduces us to two new Aardman characters; Trumper the animal warden who rules the city's animal shelter with a rod of iron, and Slip, an inner city orphan dog who hleps Shaun save the day.

To keep up with all the latest movie news, pop along to Shaun's Facebook page where you can see new movie posters, watch Vine videos and keep up to date with all things Shaun! You can also find out when Shaun the Sheep The Movie will be released in your country - visit the release date calendar over at Shaunthesheep.com.

 

New Shaun the Sheep Movie Teaser Trailer Out Now!

August 29, 2014

Timmy’s pal Shaun the Sheep is set to star in his own movie in spring 2015! A brand new teaser trailer has been released today that gives fans an exciting look at Shaun and the flock in the big city, plus introduces 2 brand new Aardman characters!

The story starts when Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, but he gets a little more action than he bargained for! Shaun’s mischief inadvertently leads to The Farmer being taken away from the farm, to the Big City. Join Shaun, Bitzer and The Flock on their hilarious, action-packed, big screen adventure as they make plans to rescue the missing Farmer! Shaun the Sheep the Movie is a story about how we sometimes forget to appreciate the things we have in life, and the people who love us.

For more information on Shaun the Sheep the Movie, visit Shaun the Sheep’s official website.

Shaun in the City Art Trail Comes to London and Bristol in 2015!

August 08, 2014

2015 is going to be a very BIG year for Shaun the Sheep! Not only is he coming to the big screen in early 2015, but it has just been announced that 120 individually designed giant Shaun statues will be popping up in central locations in both London and Bristol in the UK!

Shaun in the City

‘Shaun in the City’ follows on from the phenomenal success of Gromit Unleashed trail which attracted a whopping 1.8 million visitors and raised £4.5 million for Bristol Children’s Hospital. This time it’s Shaun’s turn to take centre stage for an arts trail that will see the popular character popping up at key locations, first in London and then in his home town of Bristol. 

Shaun in the City

London Trail

28th March – 25th May 2015

Bristol Trail

6th July – 31st August 2015

When the trails end there will be a grand auction which will see each Shaun go to a permanent new home.   Funds raised through the auction will go to Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, which helps to provide special care and treatment for poorly children across the UK.

Find out more about Shaun and the City at the links below!

Website: www.shauninthecity.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shaunsinthecity 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shaun_inthecity 


Come and Say 'Hi' to Timmy!

April 23, 2014

Did you know that Timmy often makes appearances around the country? Timmy loves meeting his young fans and this May he's coming to Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon in County Durham. 

Timmy Time at Locomotion

Timmy will be meeting and greeting visitors to the museum every hour between 11am and 3pm on 28th May, so if your little one would like to meet their favourite character in person, why not schedule a visit to Locomotion this summer?

As well as saying 'hi' to Timmy you'll be able to take part in free craft activities throughout the day. Furthermore, entry and parking at the museum is completely free, too! The museum makes for a fantastic family day out, with lots to see and do, including almost 300 locomotives from the past and more modern trains. Highlights include the Mallard, the high-speed 'bullet train'  - Shinkansen - and Queen Victoria's favourite train carriage. You can also take a ride on the miniature railway.

To plan your visit and find our more about the museum, visit the website here.  

Make a Shaun Style Animation at Birmingham's Thinktank Museum

April 17, 2014

A new Animate It! studio has opened at Thinktank, Birmingham’s Science Museum. This exciting  area has been designed specifically with families in mind, so that children and their parents can learn about animation and then have a go at creating their very own stop motion film. Wannabe film directors can flex their creative skills by coming up with fun ideas and creating a Shaun the Sheep adventure in which they are the stars!

Thinktank museum

Located in the ‘Kids City’ area of the museum - a section dedicated to the under 7s - the studio lets visitors loose in the human-sized green screen studio, where they can learn the basics of stop motion animation and have fun experimenting with different effects and techniques. Then, once their film is completed, they can ‘broadcast’ it to a screen within the gallery. As well as having fun in the studio, children can also explore a number of  hands-on play stations and take part in Shaun the Sheep inspired activities. So, if you’re looking for somewhere new to visit over the holidays, this could be just the ticket!

This is the second time Aardman has teamed up with a science museum to offer budding young animators the opportunity to have fun with animation; there’s also an Animate It! studio in the At-Bristol interactive science centre.

To find out more about Thinktank, including opening times and contact details, visit the website here

Teaser Trailer Released for Shaun the Sheep the Movie!

April 03, 2014

Shaun the Sheep is due to star in his very own movie, which will be released in cinemas worldwide from spring 2015! You can watch the teaser trailer on the Shaun the Sheep YouTube channel.

Production on the movie is in full swing and we can reveal a little more about the story….

From Aardman,the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, comes the highly anticipated big screen debut of Shaun the Sheep. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he baa-rgained for! Shaun’s mischief accidentally causes the Farmer to be taken away from the farm, so it’s up to Shaun and the flock to travel to the Big City to rescue him. Will Shaun find the Farmer in the strange and unfamiliar world of the City before he’s lost forever? Join Shaun and the flock on their hilarious, action-packed adventure in Shaun the Sheep the Movie – only in cinemas Spring 2015.

Look out for more exciting movie news coming soon! 

 

Timmy Time Comes to Google Play!

February 26, 2014

You can now download your favourite Timmy Time episodes from Season 2 on Google Play, a great way to relive special moments from this much-loved series again and again. You can either download the entire season for £7.99 or individual episodes, priced at 49p each. 

Timmy Time on Google Play

This season sees Timmy starting nursery school, which means lots of new experiences to get used to. Along the way Timmy enjoys all sorts of adventures, from learning how to do magic to having fun in the snow. He also celebrates a birthday, goes camping and takes part in a treasure trail, making friends and learning all about the world as he goes along. 

You can take a peek at some of the clips from season 2 here, or visit Google Play to buy the whole season or your favourite Timmy Time episodes. 

Happy viewing!

 

It's Timmy Time to Raise Some Money for Sport Relief!

February 05, 2014

Sport Relief, the nation's favourite sports day, is back on Friday 21st March and nurseries and pre-schools up and down the country will be getting active and raising money to help change lives, both here in the UK and across the world.

This time round, Timmy's getting involved! Tell your child's nursery to get a free activity pack filled with everything they need to get your mini sports stars raising money.  Go to www.sportrelief.com/activitypack

Be a Woolly Jumper!
Timmy and his friends would love your child's nursery to become Woolly Jumpers and help raise money.  They can ask your little ones to get dressed up in their best woolly cardigans, jumpers, hats and gloves to take part in sponsored jumping challenges. How many jumps can they do? How high can they jump? How far can they jump? Can they follow a jumping course between hoops and mats?

Win a Visit From Timmy!
Your child's nursery could win a visit from everyone’s favourite little lamb, Timmy, on Sport Relief Day!

To be in with a chance of winning, your child's nursery needs to email Timmy at timmy@sportrelief.com with their plans for Sport Relief by midnight on Tuesday 11th March 2014. Timmy will be on the lookout for exciting, active fundraising ideas that are Timmy Time themed – so make the most of those masks, costumes, food and decorations!

Email your plans, in no more than 250 words, to timmy@sportrelief.com

Christmas Fun With Timmy

December 16, 2013

We hope you and your litte ones are gearing up for Christmas and sharing lots of fun and excitement in the run up to the big day. Of course for parents the pre-Christmas period can be a very busy time, so if you're looking for fun ideas to keep the kids busy while you get on with wrapping presents and other jobs, why not take a look at the lovely Christmas activities we have on the website?

Christmas activities

Visit the Goodies area to find Christmas-themed colouring sheets featuring Timmy and friends, or how about creating unique decorations for your Christmas tree? Colour, cut out, stick to some card and perhaps add some extra Christmas sparkle with a sprinkling of glitter or some stick-on jewels - they'll look fantastic hanging from your tree!

We also have some cute Christmas cards to print off and decorate, a really easy way to create unusual cards to send to your family and friends. If you have a little more time perhaps you can make some homemade gifts, too. With some help from a grown-up your little one can get stuck into some baking with our easy recipe for Timmy Time cookies. Use the cut-out cookie cutter templates to create cute biscuits that will look super popped into a jar and tied with a ribbon.

Alternatively if you're really short of time it only takes a moment to give your computer a bit of seasonal sparkle with our winter-themed Timmy wallpapers that show Timmy and friends having fun in the snow.

You can take a look at all our Timmy Time activities in the Goodies section right here - have fun!

 

Timmy Time Wins a Children's BAFTA!

November 25, 2013

Timmy and friends

We're delighted to share the news that Timmy Time was named best pre-school animation at the 2013 Children's BAFTAs, which were held in London yesterday evening!

Timmy beat off stiff competition from popular shows such as Octonauts and Peppa Pig, who were also featured in the category. 

The awards celebrate the best of Children's TV, gaming and online entertainment, with awards across all age groups and categories. The star-studded event was attended by a host of popular celebrities, presenters and actors, with the Timmy team rubbing shoulders with the likes of the Horrible Histories gang and legendary TV stars such as Sir David Attenborough.

Other winners included cbeebies (Channel of the Year in 2013) and Despicable Me 2, which won best feature film, as voted for by members of the public.

You can read more about the Children's BAFTAS here

Collect Free Timmy Time Bedtime Books With Fairy!

July 01, 2013

Timmy has teamed up with Fairy Non-Bio for a second time to offer fans the chance to collect three special Timmy Time story books with packs of Fairy!

There are three special stories to collect including:

  • Timmy the Artist,
  • Timmy’s Hiccup Cure
  • Timmy Plays Football

The books can be redeemed by sending off receipts for either Fairy Non-Bio or Fairy Fabric Softner.

During the promotion, there’s also chance for parents to test their gaming skills on Timmy’s Bleat Dreams game and compare scores against their Facebook friends!

To play the game,  find out more about the books and get info on where to send your receipts, visit www.timmytime.tv/fairy  

 

Meet Timmy at Local Events this Summer!

May 01, 2013

Look out for opportunities to meet Timmy when he travels to local events across the Uk this summer!

28th May - Broad Street Mall, Reading. 11am-4pm

Timmy will be visiting Broad Street Mall on Tuesday, 28th May to meet and greet shoppers! He will be making appearances at various intervals between 11am and 4pm.

Visit the Broad Street Mall website to find out more.

29th May - Lee Valley Park Farms, Northeast London. 10am-5pm
Timmy will be visiting Lee Valley Park Farms as part of their sheep-tastic half term event. He will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day, plus there will be lots of other activities to take part in, including tractor rides, indoor and ourdoor play areas and opportunities to meet the other animals on the farm!

Visit the Lee Valley Park website to find out more

9th June - Spa Valley Railway, Kent
Timmy will be visiting the Spa Valley Railway to meet his fans on Sunday, 9th June. Visitors can take a steam train ride from Tunbridge Wells West station to meet Timmy who will be at Groombridge station meeting and greeting passengers arriving on the train.

Visit the Spa Valley Railway website to find out more.

7th August – Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Norfolk

Timmy will be visiting Bressingham Steam and Gardens on Wednesday, 7th August and will be making appearances at regular intervals during the day to meet his fans!

Visit the Bressingham website to find out more


Timmy Visits SEA LIFE this Easter!

March 28, 2013

Timmy Time at SEA LIFE: 29th March - 14th April

Visit the Weymouth or Scarborough SEA LIFE centres this Easter to take part in lots of fun activities with Timmy!

SEA LIFE Scarborough
Join in with lots of special activities including a Timmy Time quiz trail, building your own Timmy model and even having your picture taken with Timmy himself!  

Find out more on the Scarborough SEA LIFE website

SEA LIFE Weymouth
Join Timmy to celebrate 30 years of SEA LIFE with a special birthday party! Take part in our party games, take a look at the bygone era of Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park with photos and adverts dating back to 1983, and for the first time ever, we will be offering the opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover what it take to keep over 1,000 creatures happy!

Find out more on the Weymouth SEA LIFE website

 

Timmy-tastic Christmas Activities Online Now!

December 11, 2012

Are you getting excited about Christmas yet? The Timmy Time website has lots of exciting activities to keep your little ones entertained this festive season!

Play Games
Test your memory skills and play Timmy’s festive matching pairs game.  Can you help Timmy match up all the items for Christmas?  Play Timmy’s Mix and Match game »

Crafty Christmas Activities
Visit the goodies section to downloadable packs for lots of fun Christmas activities.  Make your own Timmy Christmas card, colour in some festive pictures and even make your own Timmy decorations for the Christmas tree!  There’s also a Timmy-tastic finger print painting activity, plus a great recipe for Timmy cookies.  Visit the activity section »

Wintery Wallpapers
Get in the mood for Christmas by decorating your desktop with a wintery Timmy wallpaper!  There’s some great designs to choose from, including scenes from Timmy Slips Up and Timmy’s Snowball!  Choose a wallpaper »

Watch Timmy’s Snowy Fun!
If all those fun activities tire you out, you can always snuggle up in front of the TV and watch Timmy’s Snowy Fun, which is out on DVD now!

Timmy's Snowy Fun contains 8 wintery episodes in which Timmy makes a little snowball which immediately becomes his best friend, discovers some strange extra-large footprints in the snow and tries to beat Yabba in a snowman building competition!

Order your copy of Timmy’s Christmas Surprise from the Aardstore »

 

 

SEA LIFE Competition Winners Visit Aardman Studios!

November 06, 2012

After running a Timmy-themed prize draw at selected SEA LIFE centres across the country this summer, 4 winners and their families were invited to Aardman Animations in Bristol for a VIP Timmy-tastic day out! 

The Hopkins, Milbourn, Godbold and Beasley families went on a tour of Aardman's studios to see Timmy in action, plus watched a special screening of "Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death" in the Aardman cinema.

This special screening was then followed by a model making workshop, where the lucky winners were taught how to make their very own Timmy models! Then everyone went to the amazing Animate It! exhibition at At-Bristol

Take a look at some of the final model Timmys below - we think they're absolutely fantastic!

Timmy Model Making Workshop

Congratulations to all the winners, we hope you all had a fantastic day out!


 

Timmy's Number Tracing Available as Android App!

October 09, 2012

Good news for Android phone users - Timmy's Number Tracing app is now available to download from the Google Play store!

Aimed at children aged three to five years old, Timmy’s Number Tracing aims to develop their basic maths skills in a fun, interactive and engaging way, and develop their love of maths from an early age!

With the help of Timmy and his other friends, children can trace the numbers on screen to help them learn the correct shape.  When each task is completed correctly they are rewarded with a colourful, fun video message from Timmy.

Timmy’s Number Tracing is available from the Google Play store for £1.49. Download now »

This app was developed in partnership with Pearson, the world's leading education company.

 

Timmy’s Seaside Rescue – Out on DVD in the UK!

July 16, 2012

After its premier on CBeebies last Friday, you can now own "Timmy's Seaside Rescue" on DVD from today!

It's the nursery's first ever coach trip and they are off to the seaside! But while Timmy and his friends are busy having fun on the beach, Timmy's teddy and Bumpy are swept out to sea. They need a hero to rescue them - and Timmy's the lamb for the job!

As well as Timm'ys Seaside Rescue, there are 6 other Timmy-tastic episodes for you to enjoy, including:

  • Timmy and the Kite
  • Timmy Makes it Shine
  • Timmy on Safari
  • Timmy the Hero
  • Timmy's Egg Heads
  • Timmy's Scrapbook

Timmy's Seaside Rescue is available now from all good entertainment stores in the UK.  You can also order your copy online now through Timmy's online store »

 

Timmy's Summer Holiday Starts With a Splash!

July 10, 2012

Exciting news! Timmy is due to star in a new bumper-length special holiday episode, which premieres on CBeebies this Friday, 13th July! 

Timmy’s Seaside Rescue sees Timmy and his friends taking their first ever coach trip… to the seaside! With sun hats on and sun cream applied, it’s time to have some fun!  But while Timmy and his friends are busy building an amazing sandcastle, Timmy’s teddy and Bumpy are swept out to sea. They need a hero to rescue them – and Timmy’s the lamb for the job! 

Timmy at SEA LIFE
As well as premiering on CBeebies, Timmy’s Seaside Rescue will be screened as part of the ‘Timmy Time at SEA LIFE’ events taking place at four SEA LIFE centres across the UK from 21st July to 2nd September.  Fans will be able to meet Timmy, enjoy arts and craft activities, visit the special Timmy-themed rockpool and take part in Quiz Trails at the Weymouth, Birmingham, Brighton and Scarborough SEA LIFE attractions.  There will also be a special commemorative Timmy Time magazine, which will be available exclusively from SEA LIFE shops.

SEA Life Model Making Competitions!
Parents and children will also be able to get creative and try making models of sea creatures. The best models will win fabulous prizes, including SEA LIFE and Timmy goodies, a trip to the Aardman HQ and free entry to At-Bristol to visit the fabulous Animate It! exhibition. Activities will vary at different venues. Check www.visitsealife.com for full details.

Learn about Sun Safety and Beach Life-Saving With Timmy!
Timmy has also joined forces with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), the Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity (Skcin), and the Pre-School Learning Alliance to promote life-saving beach and sun safety messages to young children, their families and carers. Timmy’s Guide to Beach and Sun Safety includes top tips and fun activities. Join Timmy’s Facebook page and get your hands on the guide next week! 

To find out more about all the fun activities Timmy has planned over the summer, make sure you sign up for the Timmy Time newsletter!

Parents Can Count on Timmy to Help Kids Learn Their Numbers!

May 30, 2012

Timmy is the star of a brand new educational app designed to help children recognise and learn how to write numbers.

Aimed at children aged three to five years old, Timmy’s Number Tracing aims to develop their basic maths skills in a fun, interactive and engaging way, and develop their love of maths from an early age!

With the help of Timmy and his other friends, children can trace the numbers on screen to help them learn the correct shape.  When each task is completed correctly they are rewarded with a colourful, fun video message from Timmy.

Timmy’s Number Tracing is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices and can be downloaded for £1.49 from the App Store now.

This app was developed in partnership with Pearson, the world's leading education company.

 

 

 

 

Timmy Shows Off His New Cuddledry Poncho!

May 15, 2012

Cuddledry has teamed up with Timmy Time to celebrate the fact that summertime is just around the corner! Look at Timmy sporting his brand-new Cuddledry sun protection poncho - we think he looks rather smart in it, don’t you?

The first of their kind in the UK, these poncho towels use patented Rayosan™ technology which deflects harmful UVA and UVB rays off the towel, instead of passing through the fabric and harming your little one’s delicate skin.

The towels are for children aged 1 to 3, and the lovely aqua design with dolphin embroidery is made using supersoft bamboo fibre and brushed cotton to give snag-free towelling.

You can order your own Cuddledry poncho directly from Timmy's online store!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor Timmy Out Now on DVD!

February 13, 2012

A brand new collection of Timmy adventures titled Doctor Timmy are out now in the UK!

It’s dressing up time, and Timmy gets to play Doctor – but he won’t take his costume off and insists on treating his class-mates as patients. But when a mysterious case of spots breaks out during Art Time, his friends turn to Doctor Timmy to find the cure. Join in the fun with 8 Timmy-tastic episodes!

Episodes include:

Doctor Timmy 
Timmy's Cookie 
Timmy's Big Search 
Baby Time Timmy
Timmy Finds Aliens 
Ballerina Timmy 
Boing Boing Timmy 
Timmy In Tune

Plus a very special Shaun the Sheep epsiode - Big Top!

Doctor Timmy is available from all good entertainment stores, plus through Timmy's online store.

 

See Yabba and her friends at WWT centres this February half term!

February 08, 2012

Over the February half term period, visitors will have the chance hand-feed ducks like Timmy's friend Yabba at several Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) centres across the UK.

Like Yabba, these ducks love to swim, quack a lot, and splash about in the puddles!

At WWT London, the friendly Indian runner ducks and Khaki Campbells can be fed by hand in the Duck Tales enclosure, or at WWT Slimbridge, Yabba’s Hawaiian cousins, the nenes will also follow you around the grounds asking for food.

With a medley of half term activities, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. From meeting crocodiles, snakes, turtles and lizards at Reptiles Undercover!, London Wetland Centre, to developing your artistic skills with Ronald Swanwick at Slimbridge (Gloucestershire). Washington (Tyne & Wear) will be hosting a range of activities where you can build a bug hotel or bird box, Arundel (East Sussex) invites the adventurous to join them on a geo-cache trail using GPS co-ordinates on your smart phone, or alternatively you could just enjoy the swan spectacular as peak numbers of whooper swans will be residing at Martin Mere (Lancashire).

To find out more about these events, visit the WWT website

Timmy's Colouring Competition Winner is Announced!

January 25, 2012

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) received hundreds of entries from all over the UK for their Timmy Time colouring competition held at Christmas.

There were so many brilliant entries that the judges had a difficult time choosing a winner, but they finally decided on Oscar, who is aged 7 and from Terrace Calstock.  You can see his brilliant entry below – well done Oscar!




Oscar wins a very special family sleepover at a Holiday Inn – plus copies of Timmy’s Snowy Fun on DVD and the Timmy and the Snow Monster book. Regional winners from each centre also received copies of the DVD and book.

Well done to everyone that entered the competition!  If you enjoyed your time at a WWT centre, seeing all the different colourful ducks and want to do more – here’s how you can:

Help a duck like Yabba and adopt a mallard!

If you want to help some of Yabba’s friends, why not adopt a mallard duck? Although their quack and fluffy ducklings are a familiar site in Britain’s waters, they have suffered such a drop in numbers that they have now been added to the amber list for conservationists. This means that without careful monitoring, these lovely ducks could begin to disappear from our parks and lakes.

Adopting a mallard means that WWT can continue to help protect these birds. What’s more, they make ideal last minute presents, such as Easter or birthday gifts, as adopters will receive a cuddly soft toy, complimentary ticket, reusable jute bag, newsletter twice a year, adoption certificate, fact sheet, and a bookmark. To find out more, visit  www.wwt.org.uk/support-us/adopt-a-bird/

Christmas Timmy Fun With the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust!

December 02, 2011

Timmy, Yabba and their friends have teamed up with Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust to celebrate the premiere of Timmy’s Christmas Surprise on CBeebies.

Families are in for a treat at WWT’s nine wetland centres across the UK with a full programme of events over the festive season, including husky sleigh rides, Christmas craft sessions – and a Timmy Time Christmas Colouring Competition!

A very special family sleepover at a Holiday Inn is up for grabs for one lucky winner – plus copies of Timmy’s Snowy Fun on DVD and the Timmy and the Snow Monster book.

For your chance to win, pick up a colouring sheet from your local Wetland Centre or download it from their website. The most creative colouring sheet will win. Good luck!

By visiting a WWT centre this Christmas, you are directly supporting WWT’s conservation work to protect the habitats that are so important to the wildlife that depends on them.

Timmy's Christmas Surprise is coming to CBeebies

November 30, 2011

Mark the dates on your calendar - Timmy's half-hour Christmas special is coming to CBeebies on December 12th at 4:30pm, with repeats on the 18th December at 1pm and 27th December at 8:15am

In Timmy's Christmas Surprise it’s Christmas Eve and everyone is busy getting ready for Santa. It’s not until home time they realise they are snowed in and will have to stay at the nursery – it’s a sleepover!

But will Santa know where to find Timmy and his friends if they are not at home in bed?

Missed the episode or want to watch it again?  Head over to the BBC iPlayer to watch Timmy's Christmas Surprise in full!

To get in the mood for Christmas, make sure you open the doors on Timmy's advent calendar for festive videos, activities and games!

New Timmy Time Story App Available on iPad!

November 01, 2011

The New Timmy App!Timmy now has a brand new iPad app bringing two of his exciting story adventures to life!

The app contains two stories, Timmy Needs a Bath and Timmy Can Dance, which are both narrated and interactive. Your little lambs will be able to touch the words of the story to hear them out loud and see the story come to life as characters dance, footballs bounce and bubbles pop! 

Your child will also be able to make music using the Timmy’s Tunes keyboard and even try a special musical scale of Timmy baahs! There are also links to downloadable sheet music so children can learn to play the much loved tunes: Timmy is a Little Lamb, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Row Row Row Your Boat and Baa Baa Black Sheep.

As well as this they can have fun colouring in Timmy pictures and saving them, just like using a colouring book. The large pictures are easy for even the youngest Timmy fans to colour and the finished pictures can be emailed to friends and family!

Timmy Time HD is available now from the Apple App Store for £2.99

To find out more about the Timmy app, plus download extra song sheets for the interactive keyboard feature, visit the Egmont Timmy Time website »

Timmy to Star in TV Special in the UK This Christmas!

October 17, 2011

We are delighted to announce some big news from Timmy HQ! Timmy is set to star in a very special extended half-hour episode which will premiere on UK TV this Christmas! 

 It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is busy getting ready for Christmas. It’s not until home time they realise they are snowed in and will have to stay at the nursery – it’s a sleepover! But will Santa know where to find Timmy and his friends if they are not at home in bed?

Keep checking Timmy’s Facebook page and be the first to sneak a peek at exclusive behind the scenes snaps and clips from Timmy’s Christmas Surprise!

 

Timmy's Guide to the Perfect Toddler Picnic!

July 21, 2011

Most people love eating outside, but can be put off picnicking with very small children by the threat of bad weather, insects and the misconception that picnics are complicated!

Timmy and his friends have teamed up with the National Trust to create an essential guide to the perfect family picnic, to help families everywhere get outside and enjoy a picnic – whatever the weather!

Discover the top family-friendly picnic sites, what picnic essentials you really need, some finger-licking food ideas, perfect picnic games and activities – and some suggestions on how to survive a wet picnic!

You can also visit the National Trust website to discover more exciting activities in your region including:

Hot picnic spots
Rainy day ideas
Great walking routes

Download the Timmy Time Guide to the Perfect Toddler Picnic now 

Timmy's Birthday - Out Now on DVD!

April 01, 2011

Timmy's Birthday on DVDTimmy’s Birthday is out on DVD today!

It’s Timmy’s birthday and his friends make him a delicious cake.  But as the party games begin, Timmy can’t resist sneaking away to taste a bit of the tempting cake, then a bit more, and a bit more… what will Harriet say when she finds the cake is just a pile of crumbs?  Join in the fun with 8 fun packed episodes.

Join in the party with 8 fun packed episodes, including two of the latest episodes from series three!

Timmy’s Birthday  
Timmy the Robot
Timmy Goes Camping
Timmy’s Pet Problem
Count on Timmy
Timmy Makes a splash
Timmy Makes Music NEW!
Beep Beep Timmy NEW!

Timmy's Birthday is available in high street entertainment stores and online through Timmy's official store.

New Timmy Time episodes coming to Cbeebies

March 02, 2011

Timmy Makes MusicWe're excited to announce that brand new, never seen before episodes, are hitting UK screens from the 14th March. The first ten episodes from the new series of Timmy Time will be airing on Cbeebies daily at 7.50am.

Episodes will include Timmy Makes Music, where Timmy can't decide which instrument to play so tries to play everything, Doctor Timmy, where Timmy insists on treating his nursery friends as patients and Timmy Finds Aliens, where Timmy's fascination with little green aliens leads Finlay to trick him into Timmy Finds Aliensthinking aliens have actually landed at the nursery!

You'll also be able to see Timmy trying out his ballet dancing skills, baking a giant cookie and pretending to be a baby to lap up attention but quickly realising that being a baby me,ans you can't play football!

Be sure to tune in to Cbeebies at 7.50am from 14th March to watch all the new episodes for yourselves!

 

Download a Free Timmy Time Episode from iTunes!

February 17, 2011

Snapshot Timmy on iTunesGreat news for Timmy fans! You can download a free episode of Timmy Time now from iTunes UK!

In “Snapshot Timmy” it’s time for the class photo, but Timmy just cannot keep himself clean – jumping into puddles, kicking muddy footballs and getting splattered by jam sandwiches! And to top it all off, the camera is playing up for poor old Osbourne...

Snapshot Timmy is available as a free download until the 29th April in the UK.  This offer is not available in other territories at the moment, but Aardman hopes to do more promotions worldwide in the future.

Visit the iTunes UK store to download Snapshot Timmy now!

Timmy's Top Ten Tips for starting Nursery

July 02, 2010

Hold Timmy’s hand through those first few days at nursery….

Starting nursery or pre-school is a really important first step for your little one and, although daunting at first, will eventually help them to become more flexible, adaptable and independent. There are lots of things you can do to help them to feel more comfortable. Why not try a few of these top tips prepared for Timmy Time by the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

Timmy’s Top Ten Tips:

To help your little ones settle in:

1. Meet your child’s ‘key person’. This carer is assigned to take extra care of your little one throughout their time at pre-school – so get to know them and share any important information about your child.

2. Visit your pre-school or nursery in advance. Point out where the cloakroom, toilet and fun play areas are so they become more familiar with their new surroundings before their first full day.

3. Practice new tasks, like hanging up their coat and putting away toys.Teaching your child these simple skills will help them settle in more quickly.

To help you when leaving your child:

4. Be cheerful and positive and try not to stress. If you look happy and relaxed, your child is more likely to be too.

5. Don’t rush off. Make sure your child has enough time to say goodbye. Instead of saying goodbye say something more positive such as “I’ll be back after you’ve had your lunch”. What ever arrangements you make, keep to them.

6. If your child cries try not to worry. Their key person will have lots of tricks to settle them down when you have gone.

7. Talk to them about their experiences and if you have any concerns  talk to their ‘key person’.

To help you cope with the separation:

8. Make a plan of your own for their first week, time for you to do chores, hobbies or just relax!

9. Get to know other parents. They are likely to be going through the same emotions and can offer mutual support.

10. Piece of mind – ask if you can make a quick call in the afternoon to check how your child is coping and keep well informed about your nursery. The more you know, the more confident you will feel.

Find out more top tips on how to settle your child by visiting www.pre-school.org.uk/timmytime

The second issue of Timmy Time Magazine goes on sale today!

May 12, 2010

We can’t quite believe how quickly this has come around but issue 2 of Timmy Time Magazine is here!

The second issue of Timmy Time Magazine is all about puppets, toys and having lots of fun playing games! There's a brilliant free Timmy hand puppet and you can read all about Timmy's special puppet in our story.

Use the free sticker sheet to complete the two sticker scenes and then have a go at making a play scene with cut-out finger puppets! And it's time to grab your crayons for some colouring fun with a picture of Timmy and his friends in the nursery garden!

For a taster of what Timmy Time Magazine has to offer, view a special online sample.  For more exciting activities, games and stories, grab your copy at your nearest newsagent, or visit www.titantots.com to subscribe and have the magazine delivered to your door every month!

Great new Book Bundle offers are now on at Timmy's shop!

May 07, 2010

Calling all Timmy Time fans - and those who read to them! Our official online store is currently offering unique bundles of Timmy Time books at a discounted prices...!

Books can now be collected in three different bundles which are tailored for different age groups with differing activities:

- Toddlers Book Bundle is aimed for age 1+ and comes with three books in an easy chunky board format, including a “Touch and feel” which has different textures on all pages.

- Story Book Bundle offers parents more reading material and is aimed at encouraging reading among your little ones.

- Activity Book Bundle offers entertainment and education at the same time, with two sticker books for creative play and an additional line colouring book for children aged +3.

For more information on these fab offers visit our official Timmy Time Online store.

Timmy and Fairy

April 09, 2010

Finally we can talk about the exciting promotion we’ve been keeping under wraps for months, (because hopefully most of you have already come across it yourselves in your local supermarket), that Timmy Time has teamed up with Fairy Non-bio to give away free books that have been written uniquely for this campaign. There are three exclusive books to collect: Timmy wants to win, Timmy steals the show and Timmy wants the beret, and all you need to do to start collecting is send your name, address and the book you would like along with a receipt for either Fairy non-bio or Fairy Fabric Softener, to Fairy Book Offer, PB 240, PO Box 10, DISS, Norfolk, IP98 1SP (UK) or Fairy Book Offer, PB 240, PO Box 1760, Tallaght, Dublin 24 (ROI)

For more information on Timmy’s partnership with Fairy Non-bio visit our Fairy microsite and be sure to check in again soon, as a brand new and exclusive Timmy Time game made especially for parents is due to hit the Fairy page very soon….

Why not subscribe to Timmy’s newsletter to make sure you’re always kept up to date with the latest Timmy Time news and offers?

Timmy’s Timeslot Change

April 08, 2010

As many of you have probably already gathered, Timmy Time has moved from its previous timeslots to two brand new times. You can now catch Timmy and all of his friends at the Nursery at 7.40am and 12.40pm everyday on the CBeebies channel. And keep your eyes peeled Timmy Time fans, because a little bird has told us that some brand new, never seen before episodes are coming your way later on in the Spring! Now there’s something to look forward to!

New Timmy Time Magazine - Coming April 15th!

March 24, 2010

Timmy Time MagazineAn exciting new Timmy Time magazine is due to launch on April 15th!  Following on from the success of Timmy's TV show, Timmy Time Magazine will extend on the key elements, taking children on a fun journey in every issue, following Timmy and his friends to nursery.

Going to nursery for the first time can be a daunting experience for little children, but with Timmy leading the way, they learn it’s the start of a great adventure! Timmy Time Magazine helps children on this journey, introducing them to activities and ideas that will be key to their nursery experience, such as making friends, playing with others and sharing.

Find out more about Timmy Time Magazine, hear from Timmy Time Magazine editor Hannah Tibbetts and enter a Timmy Time book competition at www.titantots.com!

Free Review Copies!
Sorry, all 30 review copies have now been allocated.  Why not enter our competition to win a year's subscription instead?

Timmy’s Spring Surprise DVD - Out Now in the UK!

March 22, 2010

Timmy’s 3rd DVD “Timmy’s Spring Surprise” is out in the UK now, including 8 fantastic episodes where spring is definitely in the air!

Join Timmy and his friends as they learn how to grow new plants together, get creative with them as they make their own masks or encourage your little ones to get sporty outdoors as the classmates take part in their first sports day and enjoy playing football in the sunshine.

Timmy's Spring Surprise DVD

Episodes include:

  • Timmy’s Spring Surprise
  • Timmy Wants to Win
  • Timmy’s Mask
  • Timmy’s Jigsaw
  • Sticky Timmy
  • Timmy Wants the Beret
  • Timmy Says Sorry
  • Timmy Brings a Smile

…plus enjoy additional bonus clips and a fantastic Jigsaw game!

Visit Timmy’s online store to order your copy now »

Win a Bundle of Timmy Time Goodies!

December 22, 2009

To celebrate the launch of Timmy’s brand new website, we are giving away a bundle of Timmy goodies to one lucky fan!  The pack contains:

  • Snapshot Timmy on DVD
  • Timmy the Train on DVD
  • Timmy Time Alphabet Learning Frame
  • A set of Timmy Time Dominoes

To enter our prize draw, simply sign up for the Timmy Time newsletter before the 31st January 2010.  Already registered? Sit back and relax in the knowledge that you have been automatically entered – but don’t forget to tell your friends to enter too!

1 lucky winner will be picked at random from all the registered email addresses on our mailing list.  The competition closes at midnight, 31st January 2010 and winners will be announced within 7 days of the draw.

Welcome to our new Timmy Time Site!

December 16, 2009

Welcome to the Parents Area of the new Timmy Time website! We will use this section of the site to keep you all updated with useful information about Timmy Time on TV as well as news about our official toys, books, DVDs, clothing and more. We’ll also let you know any other news relating to Timmy and his Nursery friends that we think you might be interested in.

Hopefully, if you’re visiting this site, you and your own pre-schoolers are already fans of our little lamb, and we would like to start off this page with a quick reminder of all things ‘Timmy’:

Since the show’s fantastic launch in April 2009, more than 9.4 million of you have tuned in to watch the show on CBeebies*. The success of the show to date has led to a request for a further 26 episodes,  which Jackie Cockle, creator of Timmy Time, and the whole studio are really excited about, and they hope to get started Summer 2010 for you to enjoy as soon as possible! There are also two Timmy Time DVDs now available at most good retailers, ‘Timmy the Train’ and 'Snapshot Timmy’, both of which contain 8 brilliant episodes from the series so far.

With Christmas just around the corner many of you will be wanting to know where to lay your hands on official Timmy Time merchandise, including the hugely popular Night Night Timmy, and we’re very excited to tell you that we’ve recently launched Aardman’s online store where you can buy licensed Timmy Time products for your little ones, and if we’re out of stock Amazon, Argos, Toys’R’Us, The Early Learning Centre and many more major retailers should be able to help you find your perfect prezzie!

For more regular updates about Timmy Time why not join us on Facebook? Timmy’s fanbase is fast approaching the 6,000 mark and members of his Facebook group get access to the most up to date news about the show, and exclusive offers and competitions too.

We hope you’ll enjoy exploring the rest of the Timmy Time site, which we’ve filled with activities your child may doing at their own nursery, with interactive features and educational games to help develop your child’s co-ordination and creativity. We’d love to have your feedback on the site and all of the new features, so please let us know what you think on Timmy’s Facebook page.

We’ll be back in the New Year to fill you in on exciting Timmy Time news for 2010, but for now we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas from everyone here at Aardman!

(*source: BARB)