Over 80 grizzly creatures have been released into the wild in Leeds as the city prepares to go on a bear hunt.
Leeds We’re Going on a Bear Hunt hits the city on Saturday 1st July and sees a sleuth of colourful and creative bears hiding in plain sight across the city centre for people to discover and enjoy.
This large-scale public art trail paying tribute to Michael Rosen’s popular ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ is the work of Leeds Hospitals Charity working with Wild in Art, with LeedsBID as a presenting partner, and aims to raise over £300,000 for Leeds Children’s Hospital.
There are 35 giant life-sized bear sculptures (including a LeedsBID and Welcome to Leeds one) along with 50 adorable bear cubs, which have been designed by local schools and an array of artists, and sponsored by local businesses, hidden around central Leeds and nearby public parks, waiting to be discovered.
Intrepid explorers can download the official app or grab a trail map (from the Bear Cave in Trinity Leeds or Leeds Hospitals Charity shop in Merrion Centre) to ensure they track down all the bears.
The Leeds Bear Hunt is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors over the summer months and brings together the business and creative sectors with local schools and communities to celebrate Leeds’ diverse cultural offer and communities.
Running for 10 weeks until 9th September, it provides a free, fun, family friendly activity which everyone can enjoy while helping raise money for a great local cause.
Discover more here https://leedsbearhunt.co.uk/ and don’t forget to explore the pop-up bear store in Trinity Leeds open for the duration of the trail.