The Grand Appeal & Cubby Arrive at the Park!

The Grand Appeal, Gromit Unleashed sculpture trail starts today and we are delighted to have welcomed ‘Cubby’ to the park!  Proud to be sponsoring a Gromit Sculpture as part of the trail, you will find Cubby in our car park until September 2nd.  We are the furthest East location and you can find us as part of the special mini ‘East Trail’.

You don’t have to pay to enter the park but why wouldn’t you want to make a full day out of it once you are here?  If you are just paying a flying visit we ask like all visitors that you follow signage to designated parking areas.  This means we keep access to the emergency vehicle route and all the little people on site safe at all times.

You can book tickets in advance and save money by booking HERE.

Download the D.O.G.2 app from your app store for a full map plus much much more.

To celebrate this prestigious trail and extremely worthy charity it supports we have made the decision to theme our amazing maize maze in line with the sculpture trail.  Watch this space for more details very soon!

avon valley staff with cubby, the grand appeal gromit sculpture

While you wait let me share some more details with you about the sculpture trail and who it benefits.

Led by Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity The Grand Appeal, Gromit Unleashed 2 will see Nick Park’s Academy
Award®-winning character Gromit return to Bristol in 2018 for his second starring role in the award-winning
charity’s sculpture trails. But this time he’s not alone; the loveable pooch will be joined by his pal Wallace and
arch nemesis Feathers McGraw!
Gromit Unleashed 2, in partnership with Aardman, is bringing together the best and brightest of Bristol’s

diverse creative and tech industries. With the help of its pioneering ‘Trailblazers’ Creditcall, Renishaw, Rolls-
Royce and the University of Bristol, Gromit Unleashed 2 will showcase both Bristol’s rich engineering heritage

and the city’s reputation as an internationally renowned creative and technological hub.
The Grand Appeal supports Bristol Children’s Hospital by funding pioneering, life-saving equipment and
research, including ventilators, a cardiac hybrid theatre and an inter-operative MRI scanner, so that patients
have access to the best possible healthcare and life-saving equipment. We provide free accommodation to
families of critically ill patients from the Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Units in our Cots for Tots
House and Paul’s House, as well as providing a free Family Support service to parents and siblings. We ensure
the hospital is a vibrant and child friendly place to help distract young patients through our music therapy, art
and play programmes and much more.

Bristol Children’s Hospital covers the largest catchment area of any children’s hospital in England, treating
more than 100,000 children each year, and serves as the paediatric intensive care centre for the whole South
West region. The hospital is an international, national and regional specialist centre of excellence for a range of
services including neurosurgery, burns, epilepsy, cardiac, leukemia and bone marrow transplants. For more
information, visit

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