Painted hares are spotted over Hampshire

Ryan Stanikk Photography

It’s time to leap out of hibernation! The Hares have hopped to Hampshire.

Over thirty decorated Hare sculptures can be spotted in Winchester and Southampton for the next ten weeks.

Each giant sculpture is designed and beautifully created by artists, showcasing the wealth of talent the county has to offer.

This is the biggest art event the two towns have ever seen, creating a free trail of discovery for everyone to enjoy whilst exploring new places.

This is an opportunity for visitors to be inspired, get creative and celebrate the history and culture of Hampshire.

Not only will the trail positively contribute to the economic, cultural and social life of the area, it will also be raising money for the Murray Parish Trust.

The trust was founded in 2014 by Sarah Parish and Jim Murray, after the loss of their first daughter Ella-Jayne to a congenital heart defect in 2009. It is dedicated to the advancement of paediatric emergency medicine across the South of England.

They hope the funds raised from this trail will help continue their aim to better equip Southampton Children’s Hospital, with groundbreaking life-saving equipment which will enhance the lives and wellbeing of its patients.

An app is available to download here so you can find the locations and track down the Hares! Get hopping.

Where: Winchester and Southampton
When: 16 June – 25 August
Event partner: The Murray Parish Trust
Website: Hares of Hampshire