FREE Sculpture Trails To Explore Near You

Looking for something fun to do with the family that doesn’t cost a fortune, have you considered a sculpture trail?

Throughout the UK lots of cities partner with charities to place a number of sculptures throughout the city and surrounding area, with a map to locate them all.

You can find all the information below for the ones that have been announced for 2024, but there are trails added all the time, so don’t forget to keep checking back to find sculpture trails near you.

Permanent Sculpture Trails Near Me

Herd Of Hope

Photo Credit : The Gingerbread House

Location : Spitalfields Market London

Walk amongst the 21 life-sized bronze elephants and get to know the real-life orphans that have inspired this installation. There are 20 orphan elephants in total, each featuring the name of the elephant they symbolise along with a scannable QR code allowing you to watch their rescue videos and directly support their rehabilitation journey.

Check out all the information about the Herd Of Hope Trail

The trail is permanently in Spitalfields Market after relocating from Marble Arch for you to enjoy.


For further information on The Herd of Hope Trail CLICK HERE

Sculpture Trails To Explore in 2024

Doncaster Penguin Parade

Location : Doncaster

Can you find all of Doncaster’s penguins?

Get ready to slide into a new, exciting adventure with your loved ones as the penguin trail comes to Doncaster.

If you’re looking for a free, easy way to spend quality time with your family whilst exploring the city centre, look no further! The Doncaster Penguin Trail promises a fantastic experience for everyone, from the youngest explorers to the young at heart.

The Trail will run from 23th November 23  – 29th January 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #doncasterpenguintrail

SmileyWorld® Art Trail, North Tyneside

Location : Across North Tyneside

The Trail will run from 26th January – 2nd April 2024

Check out the 15 sculptures across North Tyneside, debuting the first SmileyWorld® Art Trail, produced in collaboration with globally recognised Smiley® brand The Smiley Company and North Tyneside Council.

Discover giant emotion-inspired sculptures at locations across the borough. The fun lasts until April, so grab the family, and a trail map, and see if you can find them all.

Cambridge Standing Tall

Location : Cambridge

In spring 2024, Cambridge will be host to 40 ginormous Giraffe sculptures, forming a spectacular free art trail in partnership with Break.

The towering trail will be completely free to discover from March to June in 2024 and will encourage visitors to gaze up at spectacular artwork and explore new places while supporting Break, a charity working in Cambridgeshire to raise the aspirations of the county’s young care leavers.

The trail will run from 21st March – 2nd June 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #BeMoreGiraffe

Paws on the Wharf

Location : Canary Wharf

Paws on the Wharf will bring a collection of larger-than-life guide dog sculptures to Canary Wharf, each individually decorated by talented artists in vibrant designs.

Pick up the scent and follow this outdoor trail of discovery for an accessible and fun celebration of our iconic much-loved guide dogs. Great fun for all the family!

The trail will run from 25th March – 17th May 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #PawsOnTheWharf

Elmer’s Big Parade Blackpool

Location : Blackpool

In Spring 2024 Blackpool will be brought to life by a herd of uniquely decorated, amazingly creative, elephant sculptures.

The uniquely decorated Elmer’s will be positioned around key landmarks, streets, and open spaces in Blackpool for eight weeks.

The trail will run from 13th April – 9th June 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #ElmerBlackpool

Hairy Highland Coo Trail

Location : Perth and Kinross

For ten weeks in summer 2024, a herd of 30 Highland Coo’s will take over Perth and Kinross, each individually designed and painted by talented artists.

The Coo trail will contribute to the social, cultural and economic growth of Perth and Kinross by attracting visitors to our beautiful area.

The trail will run from 26th June – 22nd September 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #highlandcoo2024

Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent

Location : Maidstone

Following the success of Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade in 2021, they are excited to announce they are bringing a second art trail to Maidstone and the surrounding area from 29 June to 30 August 2024.

They have revealed their second art trail will feature another iconic and much-loved character – Shaun the Sheep! Named ‘Shaun in the Heart of Kent,’

The trail will run from 29th June – 30th August 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #ShaunHeartKent

March Of The Elephants

Location : Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield

For 10 weeks the streets and parks of Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield, will be home to a series of intricately decorated elephant sculptures, each designed by local, regional and national artists, designers and illustrators – both well-known favourites and newly emerging talent.

The Trail will run from 1st July – 1st September 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #Marchoftheelephants

Castles in the Sky

Location : Swansea

Castles in the Sky is a spectacular public art event which intertwines Welsh culture, art and history – something as a nation they are extremely proud of.

From 6 July to 15 September 2024, Swansea will come alive with colour and conversations, as the Castle sculptures take hold of the city.

A dedicated trail map and app will help you navigate your way to discovering each sculpture, where you can unlock a series of rewards and fun facts.

The Trail will run from 6th July – 15th September 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #CastlesinTheSky

The Short Tail Trail

Location : Luton

In summer 2024, 90 hares and tortoises will form the biggest and most unique outdoor public art event Luton’s ever seen.

These stunning sculptures will shine bright along the fun and family-friendly art trail around Luton’s town centre and local parks, bringing together the community for one unforgettable event.

The Trail will run from 6th July- 12th September 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #shorttailtrail


Location : Oxford

Join them next summer for an art trail unlike anything Oxfordshire has seen before…

Introducing OxTrail, where a herd of life-sized and mini oxen will be grazing across the county waiting for your visit.

The Trail will run from 6th July – 29th August 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #oxtrail2024

Newark BookBench Trail

Location : Newark

This summer, Newark will host a trail of brand new BookBench sculptures which will launch on 11 July to mark the start of the Newark Book Festival.

The Trail will run from 11th July

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest news

The Big Hoot Chichester

Location : Chichester and Arundel

Get ready for Chichester and Arundel’s first large scale outdoor art trail!

The owls will be swooping into public green spaces, Chichester high street and harbour, and Arundel’s historic town centre during the summer holidays, providing a fun day out for the entire family.

The collection of about 30 owl sculptures will form a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for people of all ages to explore and enjoy. Creating a wonderful reason to come together as a community.

The Trail will run from July 2024 (exact dates TBC)

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #ChestnutOwls

Light the South

Location : Southampton and Cowes

Over the summer of 2024, Southampton Hospitals Charity will be lighting up the South with a large-scale public art event that promises to captivate your senses and ignite your imagination.

There will be 40 8ft magnificent lighthouse sculptures on display through the streets and public spaces of Southampton and Cowes, each one a unique masterpiece designed by artists both local and well renowned.

Plus 40 mini lighthouses designed by local education groups, creating a family-friendly trail of discovery for visitors and residents to enjoy and explore.

The Trail will run from 13th July – 8th September 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #LightTheSouth

The Great Waddle of Worcester

Location : Worcester

Summer 2024 will see Worcester transformed into a free, fun art space as a waddle of wonderfully designed penguins slide into residents’ and visitors’ hearts and camera rolls.

Just like their giraffe and ele-friends before them, the St Richard’s Hospice huddle is on a mission to unite the city and create lasting memories along the way.

The Trail will run from 22nd July – 15th September 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #WaddleofWorcester

Big Fun Art Adventure

Location : London

In the summer of 2024 North London Hospice will bring an exciting and iconic art sculpture trail – Big Fun Art Adventure!

More than 30 giant owl sculptures, alongside a parliament of 30 smaller owlets designed by local schools and community groups, will hide in plain sight on the streets and in the parks of North London in the summer of 2024.

The Trail will run from 17th August – 13th October 2024

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook and check out #BigFunArt

Previous Sculpture Trails 2023

Coronation Benches Trail

Sculpture Trails

Location : Tower of London and Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Fifteen Coronation benches have been designed by schoolchildren across the UK, inspired by the values they wish to define the new era of King Charles III. They will be brought to life in collaboration with artists.

During the coronation celebrations, fourteen benches have been displayed at the Tower of London and one at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in Northern Ireland.

The Trail will run from May – End of September 2023

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Elmers Art Parade

The Elmer trail at Petworth, Feb 2023

Location : Petworth House and Park, West Sussex

Explore the gardens and discover ten individually designed Elmer sculptures, inspired by the work of well-known artists from across the world.

Including Yayoi Kusama, William Morris and JMW Turner, along with the original patchwork Elmer by David McKee.

Collect your free map at reception and follow the winding paths around the garden to search for Elmer on this creative and colourful sculpture trail.

The Trail will run from 27th May – 3rd September 2023

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook


Location : Lincolnshire

The HeART Trail has been created by St Barnabas Hospice, a valuable local charity offering free compassionate care within our community.

2022/23 is an important milestone as St Barnabas celebrates 40 years being at the heart of the community as their local hospice.

Caring and supporting thousands of people across Lincolnshire, with bases in Louth, Grantham, Spalding, Boston, Gainsborough and Lincoln.

It only seems fitting to expand the trail to cover key areas including Skegness and the coast where tourism is at an all-time high in the summer months

The trail will run from 10th June to 4th September 2023

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Morph’s Epic Art Adventure

Location : London

In the summer of 2023, an extraordinary, free public art trail and tourist attraction is coming to London providing a stunning must-see attraction for all to enjoy – and you’re invited!

Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London is the UK’s first step-free art trail of its kind, hosted by Whizz-Kidz, the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users, consisting of 56 super-sized sculptures of much-loved children’s TV character Morph.

The free family-friendly art trail will span across iconic London landmarks including St Pauls, Tate Modern, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and Borough Market.

The Trail will run from 19 June to 20 August 2023

#MorphsAdventureLondon. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Buckingham Swan Trail

Location : Buckingham

Buckingham Town Council are excited to introduce the second temporary public art sculpture trail which will run throughout the summer holidays of 2023.

The Swan Trail is a family friendly, feel-good project that provides a free community led activity for everyone to enjoy!

The Trail will run from 24 June to 3rd September 2023

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Tortoise Takeover

Location : Jersey

Tortoise Takeover is an island-wide, public art trail that will bring together every part of Jersey’s community and in turn, protect some of the most threatened species on the planet.

In the summer of 2023, dozens of uniquely designed tortoise sculptures will take over Jersey’s wild places, coastal vistas and urban hangouts as ambassadors for all the work that Durrell undertakes with reptiles across the globe.

The Trail will run from 1st July to 31st August 2023

#TortoiseTakeover. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Bristol Unicorn Trail

Location : Bristol

A magical trail around Bristol landmarks. A whole family adventure around Bristol and selected locations in the South West collecting selfies at different custom painted Unicorns, painted by many local artists.

Celebrate summer along the Unicorn Trail in brilliant Bristol! The unicorns will be spread across Bristol and the South West- from the Clifton Suspension Bridge to Weston-Super-Mare pier.

The Trail will run from 1st July to 3rd September 2023

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Leeds Bear Hunt

Location : Leeds

From 1st July 2023, more than 50 giant Bear sculptures will hide in plain sight for ten weeks on the streets and within the parks of Leeds, highlighting iconic spots and hidden gems, whilst engaging with our local communities.

The bears will be bringing Michael Rosen’s iconic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt story to life. The trail will be taking visitors on adventures around the city’s open spaces for ten weeks.

The Trail will run from 1st July to 1st September 2023

#LeedsBearHunt. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

The Big Hop Trail

Location : North East Scotland

From July to September in 2023, the new trail see around 40 hares adorning the open spaces of Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

The aim is to not only raise awareness and funds for the charity but also celebrate their 40th anniversary.

The sculptures will celebrate the charity’s work supporting those affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends.

The Trail will run from 2nd July to 3rd September 2023

#TheBigHop2023. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Herd In The City

Location : Southend-on-Sea

The art trail will see more than 40 large elephant sculptures dotted around the city, including Shoeburyness and Leigh-on-Sea.

Alongside these will be ‘mini herds’ of baby elephants, adopted and decorated by a school or community group, making art accessible to all.

Each unique, individually designed, elephant and baby elephant will be part of the spectacular outdoor art trail.

The Trail will run from 14th July to 4th September 2023

#HerdinTheCity. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

The Big Dog Art Trail

Location : Swindon

More than 30 larger than life balloon dog sculptures – the Swindogs – are going to be unleashed across town for the biggest and most colourful event in Swindon in 2023.
Be part of this exciting, first-time-ever event for the town as Swindon goes walkies!

The Trail will run from 15th July – 3rd September 2023

#BigDogArtTrail. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Shaun The Sheep On The Tyne

Location : Newcastle


In the summer of 2023, a new exciting, free public art trail will add colour to the streets, parks and public spaces of Newcastle and its surrounding areas– and you’re invited to join the fun!

Newcastle city centre and surrounding areas will be transformed by the arrival of 50 super-sized sculptures inspired by the much-loved star of film and television, Shaun the Sheep. Located alongside some of the city’s most iconic landmarks

The Trail will run from 19th July – 27th September 2023

#ShaunOnTheTyne. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Croydon Stands Tall

Location : Croydon Town Centre

A brand new art trail is taking Croydon to new heights to celebrate the London Borough of Culture.

Decorated by local artists and communities to celebrate Croydon’s cultural diversity, a herd of Giraffe sculptures will form a free 10-week art trail of discovery for locals and visitors to explore and enjoy.

The Trail will run from 28th August to 31st October 2023

#CroydonStandsTall. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Shaun The Sheep By the Sea

Location : Brighton & Hove

Join them for a baa-rilliant art trail featuring much-loved children’s character Shaun the Sheep and his friends during Autumn 2023.

Visit over 40 individually designed sculptures displayed around Brighton & Hove’s streets, parks and other public areas

The trail will run from 9th September to 5th November 2023

#BrightonFlock. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Scotties By The Sea

Location : St Andrews and the north east Fife coastline

Scotties by the Sea is designed to celebrate the communities, culture, and creativity of Northeast Fife.

Whilst also raising money for Maggie’s Everyone’s Home of Cancer Care – working locally and nationally providing free cancer support and information in centres across the UK and online.

The trail will run from 1st September to 12th November 2023

#ScottiesByTheSea. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

Previous Sculpture Trails 2021/2022

Paws Around Exeter

Photo Credit : Paws Around Exeter

From May to August 2022, there will be fabulous 5ft dogs found all around the city, these unique, eye catching sculptures will really stand out and are sure to draw a crowd!

As well as raising awareness and understanding of the responsibilities of pet ownership and essential funds for Ferne Animal Sanctuary, these sculptures will also be promoting Exeter as a forward-thinking dog friendly city with sustainable transport and encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle.

The trail ran from May to August 2022, exact dates TBC


Hares of Hampshire

Photo Credit : Hares of Hampshire

Location: Winchester

Winchester parks, streets and public spaces will be brought to life with an exhibition of 30 stunning hares plus some smaller leverets that will be designed by schools and local community groups.

The trail ran from 16 June – 25 August 2022


GoGoDiscover 2022

Location : Norwich and Norfolk

In summer 2022 look out for a 10 week adventure full of colossal creatures and family-friendly exploration taking place all across Norfolk.

Terrific T.rex sculptures will take to the streets of Norwich alongside a new colossal Steppe Mammoth sculpture – the biggest trail sculpture to ever stomp the streets of the region. The Steppe Mammoths will be found across Norfolk to celebrate the Deep History Coast and Norfolk being the site of the discovery of the largest and oldest mammoth ever found in Britain.

If that isn’t enough, GoGoDiscover will also see mini ‘Breaksaurus’ T.rex on their own trail as part of the Learning and Community Programme.

The trail ran from 27th June – 10th September 2022


Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Elmer and his friends will be marching onto the streets of Belfast to form the first-ever public art trail in the City over Summer 2022.

The trail ran from 20 June – 31 August 2022


Follow That Duck

Photo Credit : Follow That Duck

Location: Hasting and Rother

In the summer of 2022 the beaches, gardens and streets of St Leonards, Hastings and Bexhill on Sea will be brought to life by a flock of fabulous Rubber Duck sculptures. The ducks will create a free, fun, family friendly live art trail enticing locals and visitors into the beautiful local area.

The trail ran from 24 June – 5 September 2022


Giraffe About Town

Photo Credit : Giraffe About Town

Location: Edinburgh

Get ready to look up! Edinburgh Zoo is working with creative producers Wild in Art to present Giraffe About Town – a large-scale public art event in Edinburgh in the summer of 2022.

The trail ran from 1 July – 29 August 2022


Our Place In Space

Location : Across Cambridge

Our Place In Space heads to Cambridge in late July, where the trail starts on Midsummer Common and ends in Waterbeach.

So, as you stroll along the riverside, you can meet Mars, nod to Neptune and say hi to Saturn while your feet, wheels and skates stay firmly on the ground. There is no need to book but we recommend visiting between 9am-7pm when our helpful Trail Guardians are around with maps and to answer your questions.

Visit the What’s On page for an intergalactic programme of free events in Cambridge including an opening weekend extravaganza for all the family!

The trail in Cambridge ran from 30 July – 29 August 2022.


The Cambridge Book Bench Trail

Photo Credit : Love Cambridge

Location : Cambridge

This summer Cambridge BID have installed 12 Book Bench sculptures across the city, all individually designed by UK artists. You will find them in the historic core, shopping centres, train station and in the parks and open spaces.

The trail ran from 8 July – 16th September 2022

The Big Burton Carousel

Photo Credit : The Big Burton Carousel

Location : Burton Upon Trent

30 sculptures of galloping horses, like the ones from funfair carousels, will make up a free, interactive sculpture trail for everyone to explore and enjoy around Burton upon Trent.

The trail ran from June to September 2022

The Big Hoot Ipswich

Photo Credit : The Big Hoot Ipswich

Location: Ipswich

Celebrating “all things Suffolk” 40 Big Hoot Owls will be on display in the town’s centre, waterfront and Christchurch Park. Visitors will also be able to meet Little Hoot Owls, who will be popping up in special locations all across town and designed by local schools and groups.

The trail ran from 19 June – 3 September 2022


The Big Splash

Photo Credit : The Big Splash

Location: Isle of Man

Discover the large individually designed Dolphin Sculptures located around the stunning Isle of Man coastline for everyone to enjoy.

The trail ran from 27 May – 19 September 2022


The Owl and the Pussy-Cat Trail

Location : Knowsley

Most people are very familiar with The Owl & the Pussy-Cat poem that tells the tale of two animals setting off to sea in a ‘beautiful pea green boat.’ But what many people do not know is that the poem, by Edward Lear, was actually written at Knowsley Hall.

This fascinating fact and Lear’s connections to Knowsley are set to be celebrated throughout 2022 with a huge sculpture trail featuring 16 pairs of 2 metre-high owls and pussy-cats.

The Trail ran from 20 June – 4 September 2022

Salford Literacy Trail

Photo Credit : National Literacy Trust

Location : Salford, Media City, Worsley, Swinton and Eccles

The Salford Literacy Trail is a stunning collaboration between the National Literacy Trust and the Bupa Foundation to create 20 BookBench sculptures in the heart of Salford.

Children from twenty schools took part in creative workshops with their artist to explore themes and characters from their favourite books.

Each sculpture uniquely captures how children feel about the books and stories that have inspired them and helped them to get in touch with their emotions.

It’s an opportunity for families to discover the joys and benefits of reading by exploring the trail and taking part in a programme of activities over 10 weeks in the summer.

The project has been designed to inspire a love of reading, with each BookBench providing a blank canvas for children’s creativity.

It will also inspire and engage the local community with literacy in a unique way, supporting wellbeing following the challenges of the pandemic.

The Trail ran from 14 July – 9 September

Bromley Owl Prowl

Photo Credit : Bromley Owl Prowl

Location : Bromley

Bromley is hosting some special visitors over the school holidays as 12 beautiful Owls come to the town centre.

The artistic creations are displayed around the town, creating a trail of discovery for visitors and helping them to explore Bromley.

These owls have previously visited Hemel Hempstead earlier this year

The Trail ran from 27th July until September 2022

Puffins Galore

Location : East Yorkshire

This summer, the Puffins are flying south! Look out for them along the East Yorkshire coast and around the East Riding, as they find new and often unlikely habitats!

These are no ordinary puffins, but beautiful, artist decorated sculptures, standing proudly 1.5ms tall, colourful beacons in the landscape.

Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees 2022

Location : Kirklees

For eight weeks in Autumn 2022, towns and villages across Kirklees will brought to life by a pack of dazzlingly decorated Snowdog sculptures, creating a spectacular event for everyone to enjoy.

Thirty uniquely designed Snowdogs, along with thirty mini sculptures, will be on display around Kirklees for visitors to discover and enjoy as part of a world class public arts event never seen before in West Yorkshire.

The trail will run throughout Autumn 2022 (exact dates TBC)

The Big Bag Trail

Photo Credit : The Big Bag Trail

Location : St Andrews, Scotland

As the countdown to the 150th Open begins, ten uniquely designed golf bag sculptures, designed by local students, have been brought to life on a new trail.

The Big Bag Trail will navigate its way through the history-filled streets, which visitors and golf enthusiasts can enjoy, guided by a free-to-download app.

The trail will run from 1 June – 17 July 2022


Platinum Jubilee Corgi Trail

London Heritage Quarter’s Platinum Jubilee Corgi Trail, Victoria BID

Location : South Westminster

The Queen is well known for her love of dogs, and corgis have become a recognised symbol of her 70-year reign. Her majesty has owned an estimated 30 corgis and dorgis (and corgi mixes) during this time.

In honour of this and to celebrate her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, the Northbank, Victoria, Victoria Westminster and Whitehall BIDs are hosting a corgi trail across their footprints.

Decorated by different contemporary artists and named after the Queen’s dogs, 19 large corgis will be in public gardens, stations, hotel lobbies and courtyards.

We are inviting locals and visitors to follow our trail and look out for each unique corgi.

The trail will run from 31st May – 26th July 2022


A Dog’s Trail

Photo Credit : A Dogs Trail

Location: Cardiff

To celebrate Dogs Trust’s new rehoming centre coming to Cardiff, A Dog’s Trail is a spectacular, free public art trail pawing its way across the city in Spring 2022, consisting of 50 Snoopy sculptures across Cardiff. A Dog’s tRail is also expanding into other parts of the region with mini trails taking place in Caerphilly and Porthcawl, with a minimum of 6 Snoopy’s each, who knows maybe they’ll add even more places to the trail.

The trail ran from 8th April – 5th June 2022

The Big Hoot Hemel Hempstead

Location : Hemel Hempstead. The trail ran from 10 February – 19 April 2022

This exciting trail sees 12 individually designed Big Hoot owls placed around Hemel Hempstead town centre, Hemel Old Town, Gadebridge Park and the Watergardens for everyone to see and enjoy.

The trail has been funded through the Welcome Back Fund, in partnership with Dacorum Borough Council and Hemel Hempstead Business Improvement district #TheBigHootHemel

Morphs Epic Art Adventure

Location : North Tyneside. The trail ran from 29th January – 3rd April 2022

The world’s first ever Morph art trail hits the streets of North Tyneside this winter. Twenty individually designed Morph sculptures can be found in and around the borough’s town centres from Saturday 29 January to Sunday 3 April 2022.

Morph’s Epic Art Adventure North Tyneside will see colourful life-sized models of the Aardman favourite found in Whitley Bay, Wallsend, Killingworth, Forest Hall, Tynemouth, North Shields and Cullercoats.#MorphInThe North

Walking with the Snowman, Bromley 2021

Location : Bromley Town Centre. The trail ran from 17th November 2021 – 6th January 2022

This new and enchanting family-friendly walkable trail features 12 incredible sculptures in a tribute to Raymond Briggs’ magical classic, The Snowman™. Each Snowman has been individually decorated by a professional artist, inspired by the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas.

The Snowman and the Snowdog, Swadlincote 2021

Location : Swadlincote Town Centre. The trail ran from 20th November 2021 – 16th January 2022

Take a wintry walk around The Snowman™ and The Snowdog Swadlincote and enjoy a festive sculpture trail inspired by the animated sequel to Raymond Briggs’ timeless picture book The Snowman™.
In the heart-warming story, a young boy builds a snowman and creates a snowdog with the remaining snow. At midnight both of his creations magically come to life.

Walking with the Snowman, Birmingham 2021

Location : Birmingham City Centre. The trail ran from 17th November until 6th January, 2022

This new and enchanting family-friendly walkable trail features 12 incredible sculptures in a tribute to Raymond Briggs’ magical classic, The Snowman™. Each Snowman has been individually decorated by a professional artist, inspired by the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Art Around Town

Photo Credit : Whats On West Suffolk.

Location : Bury St Edmunds The trail ran from 1st July – 30th September 2021

West Suffolk Council gave 300 local artists a 10-inch pizza box and invited them to transform it in their own style to demonstrate what they think makes the town tick.

The varied creations include installations in some unexpected locations, such as the aviaries in the Abbey Gardens. You can pick up a guide at the Apex or visit the @artaroundtownbury Instagram page.

Bears of Sheffield

Photo Credit: Bears of Sheffield

Location : Sheffield The trail ran from 12th July to 29th September

During the trail you will meet 100 little bears decorated by talented children and young people of all ages from schools across the region. Plus 60 big bear sculptures brought to life by professional local and international artists.

The bears will be placed, here, bear and everywhere across the city of Sheffield for you to find. There will be a useful trail map or use your app! #BearsofSheffield

Big Trunk Trail

Photo Credit : Big Family Big Fun

Location: Luton The trail ran from 10 July – 8 October 2021

Explore Luton and try to track down 30 Giant Elephants, you will find them along the free, fun and family-friendly art trail around Luton’s key landmarks, streets and open spaces #BigTrunkTrail

Peterborough Reads BookBench Trail

Photo Credit : Peterborough Reads

Location : Peterborough The trail ran from 28th June – 6th September 2021

A new trail of BookBench sculptures, designed and painted by Peterborough school children and artists, have been installed across the city to bring literacy to life for local families. Can you find the 17 Book bench Sculptures across the city #PeterboroughReads #BookBench

Cows about Cambridge

Photo Credit : Cows About Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, UK The trail ran from 28 June – 4 September 2021

There will be 90 Cow sculptures all uniquely decorated by artists for you to discover in Cambridge’s streets, parks and open spaces.

To locate the cows you can download the Cows About Cambridge app, pick up a Cows about Cambridge Map from hubs around the city.#cowsaboutcambridge

Derby Ram Trail

Photo Credit : Derby Ram Trail

Location: Derby UK. The Trail ran from 27 May – 22 August 2021.

The Derby Ram Trail has 30 large fibreglass sculptures in the shape of Derby’s mythical Ram. Grab your Derby Ram Trail Map and get searching.

If you missed any of the rams on your trail Come and see the rams together for one last time as they ram’pede to the RamUnion Weekend (3-5 Sept) and Auction (9 Sept)

The Derby Ram Trail app is still available to download and can be used at The RamUnion Weekend to unlock all of the rams.

Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade

Photo Credit : Life and The Lords

Location: Maidstone, UK The Trail ran from19 June – 22 August 2021 .

Can you discover all 51 bold and eye-catching large Elmers. The Parade also includes Elmer’s Learning Herd which is made up of 30 small Elmer sculptures.

Eye Art Trail

Photo Credit : The Blossom Charity

Location : Eye, Suffolk. The trail ran from 8th July and 10th September 2021

The art sculpture trail in Eye, Suffolk, features 26 large, beautifully decorated, tortoises and hares and 16 minis. Visitors can walk with purpose to see the drove of hares and creep of tortoises in locations on a route around the town.#EyeSculptureTrail


Photo Credit : Iceni magazine

Location: Norwich, UK. The trail ran from 12th July – 11th September 2021

Norwich has gone Dino crazy this summer, with Dino bricks, Dippy The Dinosaur and 21 T.rex sculptures dotted throughout the city. Unlike other trails GoGoDiscover will return in summer 2022 for the second half of a two year trail of prehistoric proportions, with even more T. rex appearing in Norwich alongside Steppe Mammoth sculptures across Norfolk to celebrate the Deep History Coast and Norfolk being home to the discovery of the largest and oldest mammoth ever found in Britain.

Check out all the information over on Iceni Magazine Gogo Discover Post #GoGoDiscover


Photo Credit : Gratitude

Location: Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and London. The trail ran from Birmingham (20-30 August), Manchester (3-12 September), Edinburgh (17-26 September) and London (1-10 October)

Gratitude is a sculpture trail which honours and pays tribute to the ongoing courage and dedication of NHS Staff and all key workers during the pandemic. There are 51 statues in total, which will feature in Birmingham then move onto, Manchester, then to Edinburgh and finally in London. #ThisIsGratitude

Hampshire Hogs

Photo Credit : Hampshire Hogs

Location : Basingstoke. The trail ran from 10th August – Mid October 2021

17 Hog sculptures, beautifully designed and painted by local artists, inspired by Hampshire’s people, places and heritage, will be displayed in and around Basingstoke for all to discover by chance, or with the special app. #HantsHogs

Hares About Town

Photo Credit : Hares About Town

Location: Southend on Sea, UK. The trail ran from 1 July – 12 September 2021

The 30 giant Hares can be found on an art trail in many of the popular locations around Southend seafront and the high street as well as encouraging people into Southend’s more hidden gems of local history and culture, so grab your Hares About Town Map and get searching! #HaresAboutTown

Kingfisher Trail

Photo Credit : Kingfisher Trail

Location : Cotswolds UK. The trail ran from 30th May – 1st October 2021

Residents and visitors are invited to follow the Kingfisher trail in the summer of 2021, get out into nature and enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the Cotswolds region.

There are two trails with 22 Kingfisher sculptures! In the west, the Severn Trail will follow the tributaries of the River Severn and the Cotswold Way along the dramatic escarpment. #KingfisherTrail

Lincoln IMP Trail

Photo Credit : Becca White Productions

Location: Lincoln, UK. The trail ran from 3 July – 12 September 2021

The Lincoln IMP Trail has 30 Imp sculptures for you to find, creating a fun, family-friendly art trail. They will be joined by up to 60 half-sized Imps. The sculpture is inspired by the stone imp figure located in Lincoln Cathedral, which has become a symbol of the city, grab a Lincoln Imp Trail Map and discover those imps! #IMPTrail

Light the North

Photo Credit : Light The North

Location: North-east of Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. The trail ran from 9 August – 17 October 2021

Each stunning lighthouse stands at 2.5m tall, you can discover the 45 lighthouse sculptures across the north-east of Scotland, including Moray, Orkney and Shetland. #LightTheNorth

Moor Otters

Photo Credit : The Gingerbread House

Location : Dartmoor. The trail ran from 28th May to 19th September 2021

81 decorated Otter with Cub sculptures have been released onto Dartmoor to create four arts trails, standing tall on plinths waiting to be spotted.

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North Notts Journeys

Location: North Nottinghamshire, UK. The trail ran from 17th June – 5th September 2021

Discover 40 BookBench sculptures across North Nottinghamshire. The Benches are displayed in libraries, museums, galleries and other cultural venues to form an art trail for local families, residents and visitors to enjoy. #NorthNottsJourney

Octopus Ahoy

Photo Credit : Octopus Ahoy

Location : Clacton, Essex. The trail ran from 25th June – 5th September 2021

Locate the 30 four feet Octopus Ahoy sculptures forming a public art trail across Harwich, Tendring and the wider Essex area, download the Octopus Ahoy App and find those sea creatures, avoiding the tentacles. On your travels look out for the smaller two feet tall octopus which have been designed by the local education program. #OctopusAhoy

Rocket Round Leicester

Sculpture Trail - Rocket Round Leicester
Photo Credit : Rocket Round Leicester

Location: Leicester. The trail ran from 19 July – 26 September 2021

There will be an art trail of 40 giant, decorated Rockets which will be touching down across Leicester throughout the summer.

The trail will steer a voyage of discovery through the city’s streets and open spaces and helping locals and visitors to discover something new about the area. And don’t forget to check out the Junior Jets designed by schools and community groups. #RocketRoundLeicester

Stockport Frogs

Photo Credit : Stockport Frogs

Location : Stockport. The trail ran from 24th July to 26th September 2021

Stockport’s Gigantic Leap Frog Art Trail will see 21 gigantic frogs and froglets hopping into the town centre, but this time the frogs have been joined by 17 One Stockport froggy friends leaping out across the borough! #StockportFrogs

The Big Hare Trail

Photo Credit : The Big Hare Trail

Location: North Berwick. The trail ran from 5 July – 18 September 2021

The Big Hare Trail is a spectacular public art event that sees 10 giant Hares hopping their way across North Berwick #Haretostay #TheBigHareTrail

The Tusk Lion Trail 2021


Location : London, Bristol, Edinburgh – UK | The Hamptons – USA
Wellington – New Zealand | Nairobi – Kenya | Sydney – Australia. The trail ran from 10 August – 24 September 2021

A global celebration of African lions and the people who live alongside them through exceptional art.

47 life-sized lion sculptures, designed and made by some of the planet’s foremost artists, musicians and sportspeople, are roaming streets around the world to highlight the threats currently faced by ‘the King of Beasts’, and to raise vital funds to support community conservation and livelihoods impacted by Covid-19 across Africa. #TuskLionTrail #TheLionsAreComing

Worcester’s Big Parade

Photo Credit : Worcester’s Big Parade

Location: Worcester. The trail ran from 12 July – 5 September 2021

A parade of 30 colourful elephants will be placed around Worcester, accompanied by elephant calf sculptures, decorated by local schools and community groups #WorcsBigParade

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