We’re going on a Giraffe Hunt – #WorcStandsTall

We’re going on a Giraffe Hunt – #WorcStandsTall

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.

My daughter's favourite giraffe from Worcester Stands Tall

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.

Most of the Worcester Stands Tall sculptures are in and around Worcester city centre

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.

Our favourite Worcester Stands Tall calf tucked inside the entrance to Worcester Cathedral

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.

Discovering a bit of history during our Worcester Stands Tall sculpture trail

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.

The Worcester Stands Tall calves are situated inside buildings and shopping centres and are designed 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.

The giraffes from the Worcester Stands Tall sculpture trail are colourfully designed and painted and each is unique

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 impressive Unicorn Giraffe from Worcester Stands Tall

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.

Every one of the Worcester Stands Tall giraffe sculptures is beautifully designed

Find out more about the trail on the Worcester Stands Tall website.

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Summary
Event
Worcester Stand Tall
Location
Worcester ,
Starting on
July 9, 2018
Ending on
September 16, 2018
Description
Worcester Stands Tall is a sculpture trail all across the beautiful city of Worcester and you can spot nearly 60 giraffes in total (30 tall and 27 calves) all uniquely decorated. The event is to raise money for St. Richard's Hospice and is the perfect way to get the family out walking and exploring.
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8 Comments

  1. July 17, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    It looks fantastic! I think we might need to do this one too because you know how much we love our Gromit!

    • Nikki Thomas
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      July 17, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      You definitely should and they aren’t as spaced out as the Gromit trail so easy to find lots of them without having to walk miles

  2. July 17, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    These guys are so cute. It looks great fun. We’ll check it out.

  3. July 17, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    I love these trails that pop up over the country, they are great fun for children. We did one a couple of years ago in Southampton and they loved it!

  4. July 18, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Haha I love this, looks like a fab hunt. I like the one with the fruit painted on it – very colourful and cute x

  5. July 19, 2018 / 8:26 am

    I love doing things like this with the kids – those giraffes are huge!!

  6. July 19, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    What a great idea, especially for the summer holidays. I’ve never managed to do a sculpture hunt but would love to one day!

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