The Big Sleuth

The Big Sleuth

About The Big Sleuth

If you go into Bear-mingham today, you’re sure of a big surprise!  Over 230 stunning bear sculptures, each with their own story to tell, have laid their paw prints all over the city – and beyond – to bring you a colourful trail of creativity, imagination and fun!

The Big Sleuth Trail unites 100 giant bear sculptures that have been designed by artists, with 137 bear cubs created by local school children as part of The Big Sleuth Learning Programme. Together they form a fantastic, free public art trail that will lead you to parts of the city and wider region that you may never have visited before.

Kick Start Your Fundraising

The Big Sleuth is a wonderful opportunity for bear-spotters of all ages to get out and get active. It’s also a great way to raise funds to help us do more for our patients and their families. 

You could get sponsored to complete the trail on foot or on your bicycle, treat yourself at one of our Big Sleuth retail outlets or help us to find a forever-home for one of our beautiful bears when they are finally auctioned.

We know you’ll have some grrr-eat fundraising plans of your own, but here are some bear-illaint ideas to get you started….

Super Sleuth Challenge

Take part in one or more of our Super Sleuth challenges and get sponsored to complete the Big Sleuth Trail. Can you visit all the bears in 24 hours?  Maybe you could cover the trail over 30 days or complete a ‘virtual’ trail in a week?  

You’ll have fun, discover new places and help us to do more for our sick kids. .

Register Now

Grin & Bear It

Can you ‘grin and bear it’ to raise funds for our patients? 

Whether it’s waxing your legs, shaving your head or walking to work every day for a week, we want you to raise funds by stepping outside your comfort zone.  Fundraising fun at home or at work, the Grin & Bear It challenge will test your resolve and your willpower!

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Fun Family 5

We’re bringing the magic of the Big Hoot to Sutton Park on Saturday 29 July.

Our Fun Family 5 is a sponsored 5k walk, suitable for ages that will include lots of family-friendly attractions.

PLUS! Meet our exclusive bear – brand new to the trail!

Register Now


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