The Big Hoot In Chichester

| June 2024

This summer, The Big Hoot will be offering an exciting blend of art, exploration, and community spirit that promises to be the highlight of Chichester’s summer activities. Taking place across Chichester and Arundel from 10th July – 1st September, the streets of our city will become home to a number of the uniquely designed owl sculptures.

A Trail of Creativity and Exploration

The Big Hoot is a free sculpture trail that invites families, art enthusiasts, and adventurers of all ages to explore Chichester and Arundel with this app-based trail. Each owl sculpture has been designed by a different artist, bringing a diverse range of styles and stories to the streets.

A number of The Big Hoot’s magnificent owl sculptures can be found here within the walls of our historic city.

In addition to the main owl sculptures, there will be a Little Hoot Trail featuring a range of mini owlets, designed and decorated by local schools and youth groups. These smaller sculptures will be displayed in businesses around Chichester city centre, showcasing the creativity and talent of our younger residents.

A Special Highlight on Crane Street

We are thrilled to announce that Chichester BID have sponsored an owl, known as Reggie, which is situated on Crane Street! We are delighted that Spires Bakery and Coffee Shop on Crane Street are supporting the trail by offering visitors to Reggie a FREE owl cookie with every purchase. Simply check in on The Big Hoot app when you get to Reggie and visit the rewards section to claim your free cookie* from Spires Bakery with any purchase, just opposite the sculpture (open Monday to Saturday from 8am – 4pm, Sunday 9.30am – 3pm). While you’re there, check out their delicious cakes and freshly made sandwiches and rolls. *T&Cs apply

Supporting a Wonderful Local Cause

The Big Hoot 2024 has been organised by local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House, who provide care to children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The grand finale of The Big Hoot will see all owl sculptures auctioned off, with proceeds going to Chestnut Tree House.

Join the Adventure

The Big Hoot 2024 promises fun and discovery for everyone. Mark your calendars for 10th July 10th – 1st September to be part of this memorable experience.