Budding explorers are spotting a variety of amazingly coloured lions around Bournemouth as they follow the Pride in Bournemouth Trail.
Nestled in woodland and parks, and even amongst the hustle and bustle of the shops, 50 life-size lion sculptures are wowing the crowds as they follow a special trail map around Bournemouth as part of a public arts event that brings the local community together whilst raising money for charity.
Designed and created by talented local artists, each lion is painted to compliment its namesake. Characters like Santa Paws, Firestar and Bunting make an unusual sighting around the town.
Charlie Langhorne, Director of Pride in Bournemouth said: “Since all the lions were positioned in their new home around the town last month we have received incredible feedback.
“The lions are literally stopping people in their tracks as they marvel at each lion’s individual beauty. We have received so many compliments on our Facebook page from people who have enjoyed following the lion’s trail.
“It is a great way not only to see all 50 lions, but also to explore the wonderful town of Bournemouth. There is even the chance for people to win a fantastic holiday to Africa thanks to First Choice. All you have to do is find a letter on the base of each lion and use them to complete a sentence – it couldn’t be easier!”
The trail maps are available from the Bournemouth Tourist Information Centre, The Bournemouth Echo reception, The Pavilion, BIC and Café Renarto in the Richmond Gardens Shopping Centre, or simply download from the Pride in Bournemouth website www.prideinbournemouth.com .
To keep up to date with all the latest news and competitions, or to tell us what you thought about the lion’s trail, find us on the Pride in Bournemouth Facebook page.