Wise Owls Take Up Residence in the City Centre

Friday 28 August 2020
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Remember the Hoodwinked Robins? A new family trail of owls along similar lines launches in Nottingham City Centre next week. It promises to be a hoot...


Ten decorative owls will be taking up residency in Nottingham City Centre this autumn to form The Nottingham Wise Owl Walk, thanks to Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID). We're talon you, it's going to be fun for all the family. 

The Nottingham Wise Owl Walk launches on Tuesday 1 September and runs until Friday 6 November. This activity is free for owl to take part. The trail spans no feather than Nottingham city centre creating a fun and interactive walk to help people discover different parts of the city and attract visitors. Each statue is completely unique and has been created by the same public art event producers, Wild in Art, who were the creatives behind the popular trail of robins that formed Hoodwinked: A Twist on the Tale. 

There's even a challenge involved for you know it owls; the goal being to find every one, each of which feature a single letter, and then to crack the code to reveal a ten-digit sentence. Rather than just winging it, you can swoop by various outlets in the city centre to pick up a free activity sheet and map. A full list can be found on the It's In Nottingham website. Or you can download the map here. 

The ten owls all have different names too, which are:

  • The Sheriff of Nottinghoot
  • Mrs Bramley Southowl
  • Carousowl
  • Ey Up Duck!
  • Lacey
  • Little John
  • Sherwood the Wise Owl
  • Rock Chick
  • Goose Fair
  • Raleigh Apple

Geoff Williams, a director of Nottingham BID commented: “The Nottingham Wise Owl Walk is all about showcasing Nottingham city centre and the fantastic offering that we have here in Nottingham. By creating experiences, we hope to encourage more people to come into the city centre to shop, eat and drink and take advantage of the fantastic offers that we have.“ 

Owl facts: A group of Owls is called a Parliament. A baby owl is called an Owlet. 

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