Meet the herd
For 11 weeks, 50 big and 114 little individually painted elephant sculptures are taking over North East streets, parks and public buildings in the biggest and brightest art trail ever seen in the region.
Check out all the stunning sculptures online before you meet them in person on the trail.
Get the app
Using our specially created app, you can get together with friends and family to discover parts of the North East you never knew existed, while seeking out and unlocking each stunningly decorated Elmer - you'll also reveal some extra special rewards as you go!
Available to download now on the Apple Store and Google Play.
Why we need your support
Every penny raised from the trail will allow St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice to be there for local young people, children and babies with incurable conditions.
St Oswald’s Hospice has to raise over £7.5 million each year to keep its doors open and its service free to those who need it. Its Children’s service offers short breaks and respite care to children with complex conditions and provides support to their families.
Elmer’s Great North Parade
Event start date - 21 August 2019
Event end date - 01 November 2019
Across Tyne and Wear
From August – November 2019, Tyne and Wear will welcome a spectacular art trail which will be tons of fun! Elmer’s Great North Parade will feature over 70 large and 100 small individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant.Tell me more!
Elmer's Great North Business Challenge
Event start date - 05 September 2019
Newcastle Civic Centre Banqueting Hall
Hosted by Newcastle City Council and Active Newcastle, gather your herd for Elmer's Great North Business Challenge and become a herd hero this September! Enter your team of 5 and your challenge is to take selfies with as many Elmer's as possible within 2hrs and 6 minutes.Tell me more!
Great North Elmer Charity Speed Quiz
Event start date - 07 November 2019
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Join the herd for an exciting, challenging and interactive speed quiz hosted by Womble Bond Dickinson, Ryder Architecture and NBS to raise valuable funds for St. Oswald's Hospice.Tell me more!
Elmer's Farewell and Family Fun Weekend
Event start date - 09 November 2019
Event end date - 10 November 2019
Join us for a weekend of ele-fantastic fun as we wave off our beautiful elephants in style. All our little and big Elmers will be there to enjoy the party and say goodbye to their ele-fans before they are sold at auction or returned to their schools.Tell me more!
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