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Get prepared for a bank holiday weekend of Elmer spotting!

It’s the first weekend of the trail, the bank holiday weekend is just around the corner and sunshine is forecast – what an elefantastic combination!  We hope lots of you will be out and about searching for our herd, but preparation is key if you want to be a true ele-fan. Here are some top tips to plan your adventure across Tyne & Wear:

📱 Download our app from Apple store via this link here or Google Play store via this link here

🤳 You can upload photos direct to our app or post your Ele-selfies on social media using #GreatNorthElmer

🗺️️ Pick up a printed map from one of our vendors across the region here or download one from here.

🚊 Public transport is the best way to get around the trail! Use Tyne and Wear Metro's journey planner to find the quickest way to each Elmer - simply type in your location and the Elmer you want to find here.

🔒 Remember to input a code for each big Elmer and one per Little Herd to unlock rewards and milestones. Just look at the plaques to find your code!

🎁 Download a Little Herd Treasure Hunt sheet and be in with the chance of winning a prize, or pick one up from all Little herd venues! Get it here.

❤️️ Please remember that Elmers love visitors and cuddles, but we ask that you don’t sit on them, as this can cause damage. #ProtectTheHerd

☀️ It’s looking like we have sunshine forecast, so don’t forget the sun cream, and that all important ice cream break!

But most of all have lots of fun and be proud to support St Oswald's Hospice by taking part in Elmer’s Great North Parade!

Thank you for being part of the trail.