1100 x 620 Summer of Celebration

Hide & Sheep Augmented Reality Trail

Explore W5 with Shaun the Sheep and enjoy a game of Hide & Sheep this summer!

Read our hints and tips, and click through our step-by-step instructions gallery below to help you get started!

1100 x 620 AR Trail


  • Keep an eye out for our special Shaun the Sheep markers, located around key exhibits.
  • Scan the markers via the app and watch Shaun ‘pop up’ in 3D via your phone in locations around W5.
  • Position your family/friends beside Shaun in the photo frame in the app and strike a pose!
  • Snap, save and share your pics with Shaun on social, tagging @W5Belfast @ShauntheSheep and using #W5Summer #HideandSheepW5

Aardman Model Making Workshop

Join expert Aardman model maker, Jim Parkyn for one of two special Shaun the Sheep model making workshops in W5 on Thursday 4th August.

1100 x 620 Model Making Workshops

In these fun hands-on sessions, you’ll get creative with clay and make your own Shaun the Sheep model to take home with you. Jim has worked on some of Aardman’s best-loved films, including Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep and will share his insights into the wonderful world of Aardman.

Workshops will take place at 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 4th August. Places are limited to 60 people per session and cost £7 per child.

This is an add-on experience, which can be purchased by visitors booking to visit W5 on this date. Grown-ups don’t need to purchase a ticket unless they want to make a character too! Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Shaun the Sheep Summer Screenings

This summer, settle down for an intimate catch-up with Shaun the Sheep and friends, as W5 hosts exclusive screenings of Shaun the Sheep and Championsheeps episodes. 

1100 x 620 Shaun film screenings

From mid-June, daily screenings will run at weekends (Friday to Sunday) in the screening room opposite the Science Stage on Level 2 at selected times throughout the day. An expanded run of daily screenings will take place in July and August.

Entrance is free with admission to W5. Capacity is limited and spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Further details will be released in due course.