We’re going on a Leeds Bear Hunt

Are you ready for the swishiest, sploshiest, squelchiest hunt ever?

Leeds Bear by Donna Newman

We are delighted to be working with Leeds Hospitals Charity to present Leeds Bear Hunt. This is a brand new art trail set to splosh its way across Leeds in summer 2023.

Not only is this a brand new city for us but also a brand new sculpture!

More than 50 bears will be bringing Michael Rosen’s iconic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt story to life. The trail will be taking visitors on adventures around the city’s open spaces for ten weeks.

Over the last 30 years, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has enchanted children and parents alike with its story of perseverance, optimism and a love of nature. It has sold over 13 million books worldwide in 42 languages.

Author Michael Rosen’s retelling of this classic picture book has been viewed over 16 million times.

Leeds Bear Hunt launch event at Leeds City Museum

The trail is designed to celebrate the vibrancy, culture and creativity of Leeds and will be deeply rooted in the local community.


It will also be raising awareness and money for Leeds Children’s Hospital. The funds will help ensure the talented and committed hospital staff are supported with life-saving equipment and services. It will also go towards education, research, and improvements to the patient experience.

“This is an incredibly exciting project. It’s an event we know will inspire the whole community and bring people together. And we hope by creating something for everyone to enjoy and share as one community, we will be able to support Leeds Children’s Hospital to support more families and carers and create a lasting legacy for Leeds Hospitals Charity.” Charlie Langhorne, Wild in Art