Do you remember the Snow Dogs trail a few years ago? Well, there’s a brand new sculpture trail coming to Cardiff, as well as Caerphilly and Porthcawl, and this time the public art will feature the Peanuts character Snoopy. The trail will feature 115 Snoopy sculptures, large and small, has been launched in South Wales to raise money for Dogs Trust.
A Dog’s Trail with Snoopy is ready to watch from friday april 8and will end on Sunday, June 5. The trail raises money for Dogs Trust, which has rehoming centers in Cardiff and Bridgend, to help the charity continue to care for thousands of dogs each year while they wait to find new families and new loving homes.
There are 40 large Snoopy sculptures, all with different designs by different artists – full details listed below – placed around Cardiff, Porthcawl and Caerphilly and 24 have been designed by Welsh artists and there are 75 Snoopy sculptures smaller ones that have been decorated by local schools and community groups.
Rebecca Staden, Project Manager of A Dog’s Trail with Snoopy, said: “We are delighted to finally be able to launch our Snoopy sculptures in South Wales and look forward to seeing everyone exploring the city over the next eight next weeks. A Dog’s Trail will provide everyone, two and four legged alike, a fabulous day out and allow people to explore parts of South Wales they may not have visited before, whilst helping to support the care we provide to thousands of dogs in South Wales every year. .”
Trail maps are available from various outlets along the trail route, including the Dogs Trust Rehoming Center in Cardiff and A Dog’s Trail Shop at Mermaid Quay, which is open for the duration of the trail and sells everything from plush Snoopy toys and dog collar tote bags. dog charms and accessories. You can also see the trail map, here:
The free A Dog’s Trail app can also be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store to help people locate each sculpture, track their progress along the route and take advantage of special company offers. along the trail.
Once the route is complete, there will be one last chance to see all 40 large Snoopy sculptures together at a farewell event at Cardiff City Hall Lawn in Cardiff from June 16-19. Tickets for the farewell event will go on sale later this month on the Dog’s Trail website. At the end of the trail, the sculptures will be auctioned at a special event at the Coal Exchange on June 21 to support the work of Dogs Trust, Britain’s largest dog welfare charity.
Find out more at www.adogstrail.org.uk. You can also follow A Dog’s Trail on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more Easter news and activities, sign up for our What’s On newsletter.
Here are all the sculptures, where they are, and the story behind each design.