Leeds Bear Hunt 2023

Get ready to wiggle into your wellies!

Leeds Hospitals Charity is working with creative producers Wild in Art to present Leeds Bear Hunt – a large-scale public art trail set to splosh its way across Leeds in summer 2023.

Decorated by local, national and international artists, designers and illustrators, more than 50 giant Bear sculptures will hide in plain sight on the streets and within the parks of Leeds.

The Bears will form a family-friendly trail of discovery, bringing Michael Rosen’s iconic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt story to life, and taking visitors and local people on adventures around the city and surrounding open spaces.

Designed to celebrate the vibrancy, culture and creativity of Leeds, and to raise money for Leeds Children’s Hospital, the trail will be deeply rooted in the local community.


Buy a Bear by Auction

At the end of the trail, the Bears will come together in Millennium Square for a fabulous farewell event. The Bears will then be auctioned in September 2023 for Leeds Hospitals Charity to raise vital funds for Leeds Children’s Hospital.

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Become a Sponsor

Leeds Bear Hunt would not be possible without the support of local business and companies.

Sponsorship of the trail offers an excellent and unique return on investment.

We invite your company, employees and customers to join our adventure and celebrate Leeds as part of the city’s biggest free art event.

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The money raised from Leeds Bear Hunt will go to Leeds Hospitals Charity. Every day doctors, nurses and healthcare workers in Leeds go above and beyond to make the experience of being in hospital better. But we all know the NHS is under constant strain. With your help, we will provide funding for Leeds Children’s Hospital to help provide extra equipment, facilities, research, education and specialise staff to relieve the pressure.

Together we can really make a difference and help the children of Leeds enjoy many more ‘beautiful days’ by tackling inequalities and changing health outcomes for children, for generations to come.

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A Wild in Art event

This event is presented by Leeds Hospitals Charity in partnership with Wild in Art and Walker Books/Lupus Films, the production team behind the stunning animation based on the bestselling children’s picture book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. Leeds, get ready to have fun and explore!

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