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.

Don’t take our word for it – have a look at this trailer to get a real taste of the experience we offer:

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?

We offer 2 different packages to choose from, depending on your group size and the time you can give us!

  1. A two hour session focussing on team-building, giving participants the opportunity to model their own Gromit and work together to create and present their own team mascot out of clay!
    Costs for option 1:
    - £750 per session for up to 15 people*
  2. A full Away Day, which we suggest runs from around 10am-4pm (including breaks & depending on group size), includes model making both Gromit and Morph, storyboarding, shooting a team stop-frame animation and hearing all about our production processes straight from the experts themselves! This session can focus on either communication or leadership. We can accommodate a maximum of 80 participants per full Away Day, depending on model maker availability.
    Costs for option 2:
    - £1,250 for up to 25 participants*
    - £50 per head for 26-80 participants*
* Prices exclude VAT, materials, travel & expenses

We are happy to discuss a bespoke event based on your group size, preferred timings, individual requirements and objectives for the day. Our two suggested options are designed to either act as a fun, creative break to a more structured and strategic corporate event, or fill a whole Away Day where participants will be encouraged to work on their communication, leadership and team building skills - all the while having fun of course!


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!

Have a look at other team animations to see what you could have the chance to create 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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