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What’s it all about?

Over the summer of 2025, a band of hare and tortoise sculptures will form a unique, family-friendly outdoor trail in Royal Tunbridge Wells. There will be 30 stunning sculptures, each individually designed by local artists, accompanied by smaller sculptures – which is where you come in!

Join our Learning Programme and you can design and decorate your own small hare or tortoise sculpture, which will form part of our trail and be seen by thousands of spectators. Once the trail comes to an end, your sculpture will go back to its forever *home in your school, college or community group.

*subject to minimum fundraising target

Register your interest

Be part of our Learning Programme

By signing up you’re pledging to:

  • Raise a *minimum sponsorship of £1,000 for Demelza.
  • Decorate a small sculpture which will be displayed in our trail in 2025.

We’ll support you with:

  • Your own small hare, our stargazer or small tortoise sculpture, which will be exhibited on the trail alongside the large sculptures. After the trail, it’s yours to keep!
  • Sculpture adoption certificate.
  • Bespoke fundraising advice and support.
  • A cross curricular creative learning resource pack with lesson plans and activities.
  • Exclusive invites to Trail with a Tale events.

Learning Programme Benefits

Fun and accessible learning pack

Allows children to experiment with different art forms

Develops links with the local community

Supports a much-loved children’s charity

Encourages families to explore the local area, enhancing wellbeing

Be part of an amazing fun event

How other groups have benefitted

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