A family-friendly fun day out in Chichester and Arundel

What’s the Big Hoot all about?

Watch out for 30 arty owl sculptures nesting around Chichester and Arundel in summer 2024. For eight weeks people of all ages will be able to discover these decorative art sculptures nestled in various locations across the two town centres.

Whether you’re visiting for the day, or you’re a local, young or old – there’s fun to be had for everyone! You’ll be able to follow the outdoor and fully accessible trail, finding each owl – which are all unique and tell a different story through their design.

An artistic showcase

Every owl will be uniquely designed by local and national artists, and we’ll also have a parliament of little owls decorated by local schools and children’s groups. These mini sculptures will be displayed in indoor venues around Chichester.

All of the large owls will be auctioned at the end of the trail to raise money for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

Watch this space!

Over the coming year we’ll be updating this page with key dates for your diary, maps of where the owls are located and much more! In the meantime – follow us on Social Media to keep up to date with all the exciting behind-the-scenes goings on!

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.


Get involved

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.

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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