On Saturday 8th February, the Academy-Award winning animation studio behind Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep will be leading clay model-making workshops at Appleton Village Hall, with all proceeds to Appleton Village Pre-School.

These are really fun, hands-on sessions where you can get creative with clay and discover how to make your own clay model of one of Aardman’s world-famous characters, which you then get to take home with you. It’s also a great opportunity to ask questions about Aardman and their production processes.

Suitable for ages 5+.* Tickets are £10 per child (for one session).

Session 1 | 11:00 – 12:00 | character demonstrated: Shaun the Sheep

Session 2 | 12:30 – 13:30 | character demonstrated: Gromit

Session 3 | 14:00 – 15:00 | character demonstrated: Shaun the Sheep

To book, please contact

*Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult, who does not need a separate ticket, unless they would also like to take part in the workshops.



Appleton Village Pre-school held a silent auction throughout December.

The following local organisations donated auction lots and raffle prizes, for which we are really grateful:

All successful bidders have been notified.



You can support our village pre-school while you shop online, at no extra cost to you.

How to do it:

  1. Visit our page on the Easyfundraising website
  2. Click on ‘support this cause’
  3. Click on ‘create an account’, entering your details in the relevant boxes
  4. Choose the retailer you wish to shop with (by typing its name into the ‘search for a retailer’ box)
  5. Click through to the website (using the ‘button’ provided)
  6. Buy they item(s) you were looking for
  7. A percentage of your sale will be automatically donated to our pre-school by the retailer. Yippee!

Thank you for supporting us in this way.



Our friends at Restful Being ran an evening of deep rest in aid of Appleton Village Pre-School on 29 November 2019 at Appleton Village Hall.  Huge thanks to Restful Being, and all those who attended, for helping us out in this way.