Walking with The Snowman™

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
18 November 23  – 7 January 24
Historic Royal Palaces

We experienced the magic of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman™, as Walking with The Snowman™ came to Hillsborough Castle in the 2023 festive season.

The famous Snowman™ was brought to life in a trail around the stunning gardens – a perfect Christmas treat for families and fans of all ages.

There were 12 giant Snowman™ sculptures to find, each beautifully hand painted by a different artist and inspired by the Christmas classic ’12 Days of Christmas’.

Having The Snowman Trail at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens has been a great success, we beat our visitor number target and the feedback from the public was overwhelmingly positive, with visitors commenting on the beautiful illustrations, how relaxing the trail was and how much they appreciated the additional activities on offer such as the screening of the Snowman film. Working with Wild in Art on this project has been a very positive experience as they made everything very straightforward and were quick to respond to any queries, both their admin staff and installation crew were always very professional and pleasant to deal with.

Stuart Campbell

Public Engagement Manager, Hillsborough Castle & Gardens