Walking with The Snowman Trail

A festive art trail at MediaCityUk 22nd November – 6th January.

‘Seven Swans a-Swimming’

Take a wintry walk around MediaCityUk this Christmas time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggs’ heart-warming picture book, The Snowman.

A collection of 12 giant Snowman sculpturea are waiting to be discovered, each are inspired by the song The Twelve Days of Christmas.

The 12 giant sculptures will be auctioned to raise money for BBC Children In Need.

‘Six Geese a-Laying’

From 8th December until January 13th- there will be smaller Snowmen hiding inside some of MediaCityUk’s most iconic venues. These have been created by local children and young people as part of an inspiring Learning Programme.

Over the weekend we wrapped up warm and headed to MediaCityUk to join in on the fun.

We started in the Lowry Outlet, we picked up the trail map and found the start and Snowman one. You can also pick a map up in the theatre and MediaCity’s Open Centre or download a map here.

A Partridge In A Pear Tree

We followed the map outside into the square between the Lowry Outlet and the Theatre. There was a lovely festive feel with plenty of Christmas stalls, food and drink places and even some dancing elves. After finding the second Snowman we headed along the water and over a bridge.

The trail is lovely. It took us a few hours, but we did stop for a photo at each Snowman and had 4 children with us. My two year old twins walked the whole way, they had tired legs by the end!

‘Eight Maids a-Milking’

As well as the Snowmen, there is plenty of other things to see whilst your walking. We passed the Imperial War Museum and there giant art sculpture and memorial ‘Poppies: Wave’. It was a spectacular sight!

For any CBeebies fan’s there’s an Upset Daisy sculpture and plenty of other things to see. Don’t forget to a photo with Pudsey Bear too!

We’ll definitely be heading back to MediaCityUk this Christmas for another look but also to see the small Snowmen.

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