Waddle of Worcester 

Summer 2024 will see Worcester transformed into a free, fun art space as a waddle of wonderfully designed penguins slide into residents’ and visitors’ hearts and camera rolls.

Just like their giraffe and ele-friends before them, the St Richard’s Hospice huddle is on a mission to unite the city and create lasting memories along the way.

A Wild in Art trail, forty big, brrr-illiant yellow-eyed penguins will go on display for eight weeks alongside forty chicks designed by local schools and community groups.

Each sculpture will be sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist – either well-known or just starting out, from the Worcestershire area or further afield.

They’ll waddle in on Monday 22 July before leaving us all on Sunday 15 September 2024.

After this, there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at Farewell Events, before each big penguin is auctioned to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice and each chick returns to its forever home with schools and community groups.


The penguin sculptures will accompany the full-sized (giant!) penguins, exhibited in clusters within Crowngate Shopping Centre and selected shops within the city. They will complement and add value to the main Big Parade art trail, showcasing the creativity of groups within our community. Once the parade has drawn to a close, the colourful sculptures will be returned to their creators as a permanent legacy.


Meet the Penguin Team: Featured Artists