The Big Hoot 2024

Get ready for Chichester and Arundel’s first large scale outdoor art trail! Chestnut Tree House is working with Wild in Art to bring this fantastic free art trail to Chichester and Arundel in summer 2024.

Our owls will be swooping into public green spaces, Chichester high street and harbour, and Arundel’s historic town centre during the summer holidays, providing a fun day out for the entire family.

The collection of about 30 owl sculptures will form a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for people of all ages to explore and enjoy. Creating a wonderful reason to come together as a community.

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Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity for businesses, the creative sector and communities to come together to create something special. There are many exciting ways to benefit from creative collaborations with your sponsorship support.

An owl-pportunity for local businesses!

A feel-good campaign we can all be proud of, The Big Hoot will connect residents, visitors, and local businesses, and raise vital funds for local charity, Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your business involved in a unique opportunity. You could be sponsoring your very own owl and get your brand in front of thousands of people.

An owl-pportunity you won’t want to miss!


The Owls will raise funds at Auction

The legacy of The Big Hoot continues as in September 2024, the sculptures will take centre stage at a glittering auction to raise vital funds for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

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About Chestnut Tree House

Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, providing specialist care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families.

With your support, we can help children live as full a life as possible, no matter what their condition – enabling them to access all the everyday activities that children enjoy, like splashing about in a swimming pool or hunting for bugs (or owls!) in the woods.


A Wild in Art Event

Wild in Art is the leading producer of spectacular public art events which enrich, entertain, inform and connect communities – giving people of all ages a voice through art.

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