The great Waddle of Worcester 2024

Summer 2024 sees Worcester transformed into a free, fun art space as a waddle of wonderfully designed penguins slide into residents’ hearts and camera rolls.

Just like their giraffe and ele-friends before them, the St Richard’s Hospice huddle is on a mission to unite the city and create lasting memories along the way.

A Wild in Art trail, forty big, brrr-illiant yellow-eyed penguins is on display for eight weeks alongside forty chicks designed by local schools and community groups.

Each sculpture is sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist – either well-known or just starting out, from the Worcestershire area or further afield.

They waddled in on Monday 22 July and will leave us all on Sunday 15 September 2024.

After this, there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at Farewell Events, before each big penguin is auctioned to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice and each chick returns to its forever home with schools and community groups.

We hope you enjoy waddling with us, whilst supporting St Richard’s Hospice.

Share the waddle – and keep up-to-date with the latest news – on our social media channels using #WaddleofWorcester.

A previous trail visitor…

“It gave us an activity to do whilst on school holidays with a train ride. Exploring Worcester with amazing sculptures to find. The children loved seeing each one and chatting about their favourite design.”

About the Trail

How penguins power patient care

The great Waddle of Worcester is being brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice. At the end of the trail, each big penguin and one chick will be auctioned to raise money for the charity’s free care to patients, loved ones and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

The charity has delivered two previous, hugely popular Wild in Art trails; Worcester Stands Tall, in summer 2018, and Worcester’s Big Parade, in summer 2021, which combined raised more than £700,000 for the care of patients and families.

 

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5,400+

Scultpures created

135+

Events delivered

12m+

Participants attended

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