Great Tail Trail

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
5 April 25  – 1 June 25
Julia's House

More than 40 giant tail sculptures will be creating a wave of excitement across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in the spring of 2025 and raising vital funds for the Dorset children’s hospice charity, Julia’s House. They will be placed along the coast and in the towns and parks, shining a light on the landmarks and culture at the heart of the beautiful area.

Each of the giant sculptures will be sponsored by a local business or organisation and given its own unique and eye-catching design by specially-commissioned locally and nationally renowned artists.

Schools, nurseries and youth groups get to join in the fun too, adopting and designed their own smaller Tiny Tail sculpture, around 60 of which will form part of the main trail.

At the end of the 10-week free trail, a grand farewell event will see all 100 sculptures brought together under one roof. The large sculptures will then be auctioned at a separate event to raise funds for Julia’s House.

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About Julia’s House

Julia’s House is the local charity dedicated to supporting the families of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in the heart of the community in Dorset and Wiltshire. Many of these children require round-the-clock care, which has a huge impact on family life.

Julia’s House provides specialist care that’s individualised for each family and includes care for the seriously ill child, family support, emergency and end of life care. Parents can choose when, where and how they receive this support – at home, in the community or at one of the charity’s two hospices in Corfe Mullen and Devizes – making it a truly flexible service.

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