Bears of Sheffield

A huge public arts exhibition, The Bears of Sheffield will unite the city whilst celebrating everything that is wonderful about Sheffield and its surrounding areas, when it lands in July 2021.

​​​The Bears have been brought to life by artists of all ages, both professional and amateur, and they are set to make a dramatic entrance bringing colour to the city's streets. There will be 100 little bears and 60 big bears to find so get ready for lots of bear puns, paws-itively good fun and lots to explore.

The big bears have been designed by professional artists far and wide both locally and internationally renowned, with the bear design based on the famous Sheffield Botanical Gardens bear, originally created by local artist and sculptor David Mayne. Each one has been sponsored by generous businesses and individuals. At the end of the summer each bear will be auctioned off, raising much needed funds for Sheffield Children’s.

The little bears may be smaller but their impact is just as big as they have been designed, painted and fundraised for by some beary talented children and young people. 

The Bears of Sheffield is a free event for all to get involved with but if you are able to donate, fundraise, take on our bear virtual challenge or even buy our bear merchandise, you will be making a huge difference to patients and families dealing with cancer, leukemia and other blood disorders at Sheffield Children’s. Find out how you can get involved at

The trail will start 12 July 2021:

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Opening Times

From: 12/07/2021 To: 29/09/2021