We’re going on a giraffe hunt, we’re going to find a big one. Well, 30 big ones to be precise and 27 little ones too. All part of the Worcester Stands Tall sculpture trail in Worcester this summer. The giraffes big and small are a sight to behold and make for a fun way to keep the kids occupied and walking this summer.
We love a sculpture trail as you will know if you have been reading this blog for a while. It all started in Bristol a few years back with the original Gromit Unleashed trail and since then, we have found Shaun the Sheep, Snow Dogs, Paddington and the odd Hare on our travels. They are the perfect way to explore a city, many of them have apps so not only can you locate the different sculptures but you can also track which ones you have found.
This year is a great year to do a sculpture trail, I wrote this post a few weeks ago about sculpture trails around the country and there are a few that I would love to tackle this summer. Top of the list is Gromit Unleashed 2 in Bristol and Worcester Stands Tall.
Worcester is only about half an hour from where we live and a city steeped in history and culture and fascinating to explore. So last weekend, armed with the Worcester Stands Tall app (£1.99 proceeds going to St. Richard’s Hospice) my daughter and I set off on our giraffe hunt.
The Worcester Stands Tall trail is great as many of the sculptures are within the city centre, making them easy to find. You can’t miss them, especially the big giraffes as they are majestic and all with unique and colourful designs. The calves tend to be inside shopping centres and buildings and many have been beautifully designed and decorated by local schools.
We spent about three and a half hours in Worcester on Saturday and we found big 18 giraffes and 22 calves which wasn’t bad going for our first attempt. We have covered about 60% of the giraffes in total and we plan to go back again over the summer holidays to finish the trail.
On our route around Worcester, we discovered lots of places we had never seen before, we took a trip into the magnificent Worcester Cathedral to find a very special giraffe and even took a ferry across the river in our quest. It was an amazing day out and I can’t wait to go again.
The Worcester Stands Tall sculpture trail is in Worcester until 16th September with 30 big giraffe sculptures and 27 calves to discover. There is an app to purchase for £1.99 or you can visit the shop in Worcester and pick up a trail map for a small donation. All proceeds from the trail are going the St. Richard’s Hospice.
Find out more about the trail on the Worcester Stands Tall website.