As part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, loveable duo Wallace and Gromit is back and they’ve teamed up with the National Trust in a short feature film created by Bristol-based Aardman Animations. The one-minute film, called A Jubilee Bunt-a-thon, presents the animated pair as they prepare to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Along with a special behind-the-scenes video, you can catch exclusive screenings of the film at these nine National Trust sites in England this weekend.
Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
Jubilee Fete with Wallace & Gromit, 4 June 10.30am-5pm
Get your picnic basket ready, lay out a blanket on the East Lawn and celebrate the Queen with a game of tug-of-war, ‘splat the rat’ or ‘how many sweets in the jar’. Tandie Langton, one of the Aardman model makers, will lead a 50 minute Gromit-making workshop and there’s a Wallace & Gromit trail around Anglesey Abbey.
Attingham Park, Shropshire
Attingham’s Grand Day Out, 4 June 11am-5.30pm
The perfect excuse to wear your Wrong Trousers… Attingham Park is showing the animation on its big screen along with re-runs of the Jubilee pageant. There’ll be model-making workshops, trails, entertainment from costumed guides and, of course, that crazy trousers competition.
Basildon Park, Berkshire
Grand Diamond Jubilee Tea Party, 4 June 10am-5pm
Join Wallace & Gromit for a cup of cream tea and a scone in a traditional Jubilee party. The fun continues through the half-term holiday and families will be able to follow the royal trail around the house’s garden to find the crown jewels. Other fun-tivities including a crown-making workshop will also be available.
Belton House, Lincolnshire
Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, 4 June 10.30am-5pm
The theme at Belton is ‘Curse of the Were Rabbit’. There’ll be a Best of British fancy dress, the Big Belton Family quiz, a Giant Rabbit Challenge, creative crafts, Buckingham Palace celebrations live on a big screen and much more, including, of course, a screening of Wallace & Gromit’s Curse of the Were Rabbit and their new short, A Jubilee Bunt-a-thon.
Take a peek at the behind-the-scenes footage, and scroll down for a sneak preview of the final film.
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, North Yorkshire
A Grand Tea Party, 4 June 11am-late
Dress in red, white and blue and head to Beningbrough Hall and Gardens for fun and games, Wallace & Gromit model-making workshops, a BBQ and more before settling down to a special lawn tea in the Walled Garden and the screening of A Jubilee Bunt-a-thon as well as a classic full length film from the duo.
Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
A Grand Day Out, 4 June 11am-10.30pm
Wallace & Gromit films are being shown on the big outdoor screen from 11am and throughout the day. Dress up as a character from the films and enter the children’s fancy dress competition and watch the Jubilee Concert on the big screen from 7pm. Buy your food and drink there or take along a picnic.
Morden Hall Park, London
Jubilee Celebrations – the Grand Tea Party, 4 June 2pm-10.30pm
Morden Hall Park rose garden, the blooming lovely home of over 2,000 roses, will transform into an outdoor cinema where a massive screen will show the Wallace & Gromit Jubilee film and documentary along with live footage of the Jubilee pageant and evening concert build-up. Bring a picnic basket or buy one from the Riverside Café.
A Grand Jubilee Day Out, 4 June 10am-6pm
Marking the occasion in true British style, Tyntesfield will be flying bunting and flags ready for a cracking time. Be among the first to see the duo feature in a fantastic short film, specially commissioned for the Jubilee.
Grand Jubilee Day Out and Tea Party, 4 June 10.30am-10.30pm
Not content with simply flying bunting, Wallington is aiming to claim the world record for longest ever bunting! Join in the fun with Gromit model workshops, a Grand Jubilee Tea Party in a street party-style marquee, and watch the evening concert from the grassy lawn on a large outdoor screen.
Please check the National Trust websites for prices and availability and make sure you book ahead for some activities. For more information on each event, click here.
And if you really can’t wait till next week to see the film, take a peek at this teaser video.