Swindog & Swinpup Locations Revealed

Swindog & Swinpup locations across Swindon revealed

Date published: 3 April 2023

We are delighted to reveal the locations across Swindon which will home our Swindogs this summer.

The Big Dog Art Trail, which will be raising vital funds for Julia’s House children’s hospice, is coming to Swindon from 15 July to 3 September, 2023.

There will be 30 Swindogs placed around Swindon in the UK’s first-ever balloon dog art trail, which will cover 20 miles between them.

Now we can announce that the sculptures will be at the following locations, with some locations hosting multiple dogs…

“We have tried to really showcase Swindon and the fantastic areas it has with this trail.

“From the variety of stunning public parks, to heritage sights including the railway works, to areas of significance for local communities.

“This trail is something Swindon should be proud of and will enable not only people visiting the area to discover new parts of the town, but also residents to go out and explore what is on their own doorsteps.”

Chris Hyde, Project Manager of The Big Dog Art Trail

Swindog at the Magic Roundabout

As well as the 30 Swindog sculptures, there will also be 42 miniature Swinpup sculptures on the trail as part of our Learning Programme.

On Monday, schools and community groups picked up their sculptures at an event held at the Wyvern Theatre, who are a sponsor of the trail.

You will be able to find the Swinpups at the following locations…

  • North Swindon Library
  • Central Library
  • West Swindon Library
  • Pinetrees Community Centre
  • The Wyvern Theatre
  • The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

Ahead of the opening weekend of the trail, there will be physical maps available purchase for a small donation going to Julia’s House and an app where you can collect the sculptures and find out more about their artists and the companies sponsoring them.

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Each family we support is unique and so is the care we provide. When a family finds out that their child has a very serious medical condition their world falls apart. Julia’s House exists to help these children and their families.

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Isabella with Julia's House Team Nurse Molly
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