The Snooks Trail arrives in York!

York’s first ever character trail  began on 2nd March, with an exciting range of activity taking place across the city to kickstart the arrival of 21 Snooks in the city.

To mark the launch of the Snook Trail 2024 and as part of the York Literature Festival at York Explore on Museum Street, York Fostering Service and York Mumbler hosted a series of sessions and activities from partners across the city in a fun and tailored launch weekend programme. Just a little further out of the city centre, Delta Hotels by York Marriott and Little Vikings (York for Kids) hosted a live doodling of their jointly sponsored Snook with Croyden-based artist Frankie Curtis.

Saturday (2nd) also saw York Roast Co announce some exciting giveaways at St Sampsons Square, with the chance to learn more about St Leonard’s Hospice on Parliament Street, and watch as Art of Protest Projects hosted two workshops with The Island teaching young people spray paint art skills.

Organised by Make It York with charity partner St Leonard’s Hospice, 21 Snooks will be hiding amongst the historic cobbled streets and secret gardens of York for residents and visitors to find between March and April.  Sponsored by local organisations, the Snooks can be found around the city. You can visit the York Central Snook, affectionately known as ‘Webbo’ in the gardens of the Principal Hotel.

Each Snook will unveil a mystery letter that will form a password to unlock secret prizes on the Visit York website.

The Snooks have been designed by Yorkshire artist Sian Ellis and each sculpture has been sponsored by local businesses, with some being joint sponsored, and paired with artists across the UK to decorate their individual Snooks.

For more information and a full list of sculptures, locations and sponsors, please visit the Snooks website or download the trail map here.