The Newcastle city centre shopping and dining destination, Eldon Square is summer-ready ahead of the baa-rilliant family-friendly Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne art trail, taking place from 19th July – 27th September.
Presented and hosted by St Oswald’s Hospice to raise funds for the charity, Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne will bring colour to the streets of Newcastle with this summer’s free public art trail, providing a fun-filled day for the whole family. With 50 individually designed sculptures across the city, Eldon Square is proud to support and be home to two of this year’s ewe-nique sculptures.
Located opposite Fenwick Customer Service Desk, Eldon Square is excited to reveal its chosen design, created by Steve Johnson, on the 19th July, alongside a second sculpture, located opposite St Andrew’s Way Customer Service Deck, sponsored by Big Purple. Grab a trail map from Eldon Square’s Customer Service Deck for a small donation of £1, along with one of only 100 limited-edition pens for £2 and kick off this summer’s most exciting quest around Newcastle’s city centre.
The trail map and app will help both big and little adventurers navigate across the city where sculptures will be discovered, and rewards will be unlocked. Visit Eldon Square’s Shaun opposite the Fenwick Customer Service desk to unlock exclusive Eldon Square offers via the Shaun on the Tyne App. To redeem the offers, shoppers must show the website offer page to the participating store or restaurant*. New offers will be unlocked weekly throughout the ten weeks of the trail – don’t miss out!
“We are excited to bring Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne to the streets of Newcastle this summer and can’t wait to see Eldon Square reveal its beautifully designed sculpture. Although this trail is made to provide a fun day in our beautiful city, it is also important that we continue to raise awareness of the hospice and its impact to our whole community. We hope everyone enjoys the trail.”Steph Edusei, Chief Executive, St Oswald’s Hospice
To help raise funds for St. Oswald’s Hospice, the super-sized Shaun sculptures will be auctioned off once the trail ends. The money raised will continue to help provide outstanding, specialist and expert care to adults and children in the north-east with life-limiting conditions.
“With St. Oswald’s Hospice playing such an integral role in our community, we are absolutely delighted to be able to support this great cause. The Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne art trail is the perfect day out for families this summer, and we can’t wait to welcome those following the route. Pop by and remember to scan the QR code for some must-have discounts – don’t forget to grab a selfie!”Cormac Hamilton, General Manager at Eldon Square
All that adventure works up an appetite so don’t forget to stop off for a bite to eat at one of Eldon Square’s best restaurants. To find out more ahead of visiting Eldon Square, head to: https://eldonsquare.co.uk/