Become a modelmaker & animator for the day with creative team building experiences!

what’s it all about?

Aardman have crafted a series of away day experiences that offer organisations a creative solution for corporate training.

Team away days are an effective way of developing strategy, improving communication and learning how to work together more effectively.

Aardman’s clay building workshops offer a truly unique experience and provide participants with the opportunity to learn from expert model makers how to make world-famous Aardman characters and create a story around them whilst simultaneously enhancing communication and team work within your organisation.

Unleash your Creativity!

Participants will be encouraged to focus on leadership, communication and team building, as learning theory is creatively woven into a fun day out of the office, playing with modelling clay and creating bespoke animations to show friends, family and colleagues.

What does the business need to provide?

We'll provide the excellent model makers, but the kit will need to be purchased. Don’t worry, we'll tell you exactly what you need to get, and where from! You will need...

  • Model making materials: modelling clay, baby wipes, cocktail sticks
  • Printed worksheets
  • Tablets with a built in camera or smart phones with downloaded animation software/app: Animate It!
  • Paper and pencils
  • Venue & catering
  • Model maker travel, subsistence and overnight accommodation if required
  • AV equipment & projector screen
  • A willing team of people!
What are the costs involved?

Prices start from £1500 + VAT for one model maker and up to 25 participants, excluding the above items, however we are happy to discuss a fee based on your group size and individual requirements. We can accommodate a maximum of 80 participants per Away Day depending on model maker availability.

Suggested Schedule

We suggest the day runs from 10am-3pm as follows:
Arrival & set up (30 mins)
Session 1: Introductions, presentations and individual model making activity (60 mins) Break (15 mins)
Session 2: Group model making, Live Action Videos and storyboarding activities (60 mins) Lunch Break (45 mins)
Final session: Produce a team animation, review results and summarize findings (90 mins)
However, we are happy to discuss adjustments to these timings if you’d prefer to fit the Away Day into just one morning or afternoon if time is limited.


You will need to host this on your own premises or independently book a suitable venue for your party size. We can recommend preferred venue suppliers in Bristol City Centre.

More Info & how to book

For more information on bespoke packages for your business and for bookings contact

These workshops provide a creative and hands-on activity and are a great way for teams and organisations to celebrate and enjoy a day out together. Participants will also get a rare chance to ask questions about the Aardman studios and hear about the animation process involved in the making of our award-winning films. With tailored sessions built to suit participating companies’ culture and business strategy, the Aardman Away Day promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Read what one Away Day team had to say here!


"I am not creative, so was dreading this activity, but with the guidance I was able to create a Gromit that looked like a Gromit! I really enjoyed the session."

"Big things can be achieved in a short time frame if everyone has a role and works as a team - and you can have fun whilst doing it! Big takeaway: simple but often forgotten or overlooked in today’s hectic workplace."

"The day has raised my confidence as I know other managers may struggle with the same things I do."

"Really refreshing style of presentation for this type of day – so often they’re a rehash of some pop-psychology or other, but this was enjoyable but useful and great to work with others I don’t normally work with."

"The most fun I’ve ever had on a management training day!"

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