White Rose Shopping Centre has teamed up with Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations to unveil Yorkshire’s first ever Gromit Unleashed trail in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the opening of The Village, White Rose’s new leisure extension.
Fans of the clay animation series Wallace and Gromit can enjoy a treasure trail of giant sculptures of both Gromit and Shaun the Sheep on display around White Rose and The Village as part of the Gromit Unleashed event from 19 July to 02 September. Each Gromit is decorated according to a different theme, from foodie to floral, with ten to be found in and around the centre.
Visitors can collect a map from White Rose’s Customer Service area, and those who manage to find all of the sculptures and complete their map will receive a small gift at the end of the trail.
The Village was officially opened on 04 July 2017 and boasts an 11-screen IMAX cinema, five new restaurants, and a children’s play area. A one-of-a-kind cheesecake was created to mark the anniversary, and the trail was unveiled by Leeds Children’s Mayor Isla Bentley.
Steven Foster, General Manager of White Rose Shopping Centre, said: “What better way to celebrate one year of The Village with a British – and Yorkshire – institution like Wallace and Gromit? The colourful sculptures look fantastic hidden around White Rose, and we can’t wait to see what our visitors think of them.”
Visitors can explore the Gromit Unleashed trail at White Rose Shopping Centre from 19 July to 02 September 2018. Maps can be collected for a £2 charity donation to Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal within White Rose’s opening hours, see www.white-rose.co.uk for further information.