The Big Dog Art Trail

Swindon goes walkies!

30 larger than life balloon dog sculptures – the Swindogs – are going to be unleashed across town for the biggest and most colourful event in Swindon in 2023.

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Get your tails wagging for the biggest and most colourful event in Swindon in 2023. From 15 July to 3 September, more than 30 larger-than-life balloon dog sculptures will be unleashed around town along a free, fun and family-friendly trail.

Each giant balloon dog will feature a bespoke design, created by a chosen artist and sponsored by local businesses, individuals and community groups. You’ll have the chance to spot each sculpture on the Big Dog Art Trail, which will take you through some of Swindon’s best-loved landmarks, parks and public spaces.

And when walkies are over, it will be time for the farewell party and sculpture auction to raise vital funds for the local children’s hospice Julia’s House.

Whether you’re a life-long local or a new visitor, go on a Swindog adventure in this celebration of art, culture and community.

Swindon Outlet Trail

Swindogs are on the loose at Swindon Designer Outlet and we need your help to find them. There are 4 PAW-some Swindogs & 5 small Swinpups hidden around the centre. 

Grab a leaflet from Guest Services, simply write their name underneath each dog, when you have found them all hand back in for a treat.

Saturday 15th July

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