40 individually designed Big Hoot owls will be placed around Ipswich for everyone to enjoy.


Thank you to all of our supporting partners that have been inspired and be part of the event.


Thank you to all of the artists that submitted wonderful designs to help make our trail unique!


Little Hoot Owls will be popping up in special locations designed by local schools and groups.

The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022

Twit Twooo and Welcome to the Big and Little Hoot Ipswich

From June to September 2022, St Elizabeth Hospice is bringing the next Wild in Art Trail to Ipswich, and we hope you are excited as we are!

Following the successes of Elmer Big Parade in 2019 and Pigs Gone Wild in 2016 our next trail will see the 40 individually designed Big Hoot owls placed around Ipswich for everyone to see and enjoy.

Visitors will also be able to meet our Little Hoot Owls, who will be popping up in special locations all across town and designed by local schools and groups.

Each of our Big Hoots will be sponsored by a local business and individually decorated by an artist, and at the end of the trail the Big Hoots will be auctioned to raise valuable, much needed funds for St Elizabeth Hospice services providing care and support to those living with life-limiting or progressive illness.

The Big and Little Hoots will attract thousands of local families, residents and visitors to Ipswich and in turn contribute financial benefits to the local economy.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the trail.

Latest News

26th November 2021

For keen-eyed commuters and walkers in Ipswich this Wednesday evening, there was a real treat to be seen on some of the town’s landmark buildings. With less than a year to go to until the launch of the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022, .... Read More

24th September 2021

St Elizabeth Hospice is looking for volunteers to help the Big Hoot 2022 to swoop into Ipswich town centre next summer. In May St Elizabeth Hospice revealed the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 will be the latest art trail to be held in t.... Read More

27th July 2021

Our Hoots have been swooping around Ipswich finding temporary nesting sites so as many people as possible have a chance to see them before the entire Parliament roosts next Summer. Where have our Hoots been? Currently our 'Hoot .... Read More

23rd July 2021

During the summer holidays we will be running a colouring competition so children can have a go at designing their own Hoot! First prize: A family VIP ticket to Suffolk Owl Sancturay Runner up prizes: Big Hoot merchandise pack.... Read More

21st July 2021

In 2022 St Elizabeth Hospice working with Wild In Art are bringing the Big Hoot Trail to Ipswich once again. The Big Hoot will feature 40 individually designed large Big Hoot’s which will be on display in the biggest free art ev.... Read More

9th July 2021

You can now download our Artist Brief pack and begin preparing your submission to become part of the Big Hoot in 2022. Go to the Artists page for downloads>>>.... Read More

9th July 2021

Martin Russell is a Community Nurse Team Leader working with the hospice team for over 15 years “I always wanted to be a nurse, but didn’t start my training until I was 44 and I haven’t looked back since,” M.... Read More

2nd June 2021

As part of Volunteers’ Week 2021 St Elizabeth Hospice is thanking all its volunteers for their support, while also calling on the community to consider volunteering for the hospice in order to help the independent Suffolk charit.... Read More

2nd June 2021

Hoots out and about... Our owl statues have found new nesting sites at some our our retail locations! (more…).... Read More

11th May 2021

To find out a bit more about The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 including the services St Elizabeth Hospice provide, please watch our launch video below... Read More

20th April 2021

Following the success of Pigs Gone Wild and Elmer’s Big Parade, St Elizabeth Hospice has announced it will be hosting a third art trail in Ipswich next year. Created in partnership with creative producers Wild in Art, the art.... Read More

8th April 2021

After the initial announcement of the trail in March, the revealing of the chosen sculpture, or ‘Big Hoots’, in May also sees Suffolk artist Angie Ashford showcase her creation of the all-important first ‘Hoot’ of the trai.... Read More

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Presenting Partners

Associated British Ports

Suffolk County Council

Ipswich Borough Council

Supporting Partners

Poundfield Precast – Plinths

Magnus Group – Logistics

Homestyle UK Windows

Clarke & Simpson – Auctioneers

Healey’s Printers

Hudsons Signs – Signage/branding

Wyards Removals – Transport

Simply C Photography

John Grose – Varnishing

Media Partners

Ipswich Star

East Anglian Daily Times

The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022