April 13, 2022 4.30 pm This story is over 25 months old

Lincoln goes wild with safari trail animal sculptures

Spot them around the city until April 24

By Local Democracy Reporter

The Lincoln City Safari trail is now on, with a series of animal sculptures made from artificial grass being placed across the city for you to find.

The free event launched on April 13 and will be available across Lincoln for people of all ages until April 24.

The animals create a “creative safari environment” across key areas of the city, with grass sculptures of a rhino, lion, gorilla, butterfly and more to look out for.

The Lincolnite did the trail on Wednesday. | Photo: The Lincolnite

They can be found in places such as the Cornhill Quarter, St Marks Garden, The Lawn and Exchequergate, and there is a location map with information and questions available to collect from Waterside Shopping Centre.

There are three sculptures inside the Waterside Shopping Centre. | Photo: The Lincolnite

The elephant is joined by a warthog and butterfly inside Waterside. | Photo: The Lincolnite

Each sculpture has information about the animal it is depicting, with questions to be answered on the sheet you bring with you, while Lush will also be running animal themed workshops and face painting on April 23.

Have you been on the trail yet? | Photo: The Lincolnite

As well as this, you can scan a QR code on a poster by the sculptures to download an app, start the trail and choose your favourite from the list to be in with a chance of winning a prize bundle from a number of Lincoln-based businesses.

Spotted in key areas across Lincoln, including the Cornhill Quarter. | Photo: The Lincolnite

The Little Pottery Studio is hosting a Safari Workshop on Friday, April 15 between 1.30pm and 3pm, offering people the chance to make safari teddies, do pottery painting or paint with clay. For more information and to book, visit the Little Pottery Studio website.

The zebra can be found by Exchequergate Arch, between the castle and cathedral. | Photo: The Lincolnite

Any families taking part in the trail are being encouraged to take a selfie with the animals and tag @LincolnBIG in your Instagram posts, using #LincolnSafari in the caption.

A very big hippo at The Lawn. | Photo: The Lincolnite