The Big Sleuth, Birmingham’s largest ever FREE public art trail has now launched!

For 10 weeks this summer, The Big Sleuth is bringing ‘Bear-mingham’ alive with colour and activity as colleagues, friends and families discover the giant sculptures hidden in the city’s bear-utiful open spaces and inspiring buildings! The free public art trail sees over 200 fantastic bears take up residence across the city and in local satellite trails.
Birmingham Wellbeing Service is putting on a range of fun ‘bear’ related activities alongside the Big Sleuth Free Art Trail this summer. The trail runs until Sunday 17 September 2017 and during the time the ‘bears’ are in Birmingham we want as many people as possible to visit the bears, check out our Big Sleuth activities and have fun!

Big Sleuth activities in Birmingham

Take a look at the activities on offer to keep you active whilst discovering bears on the art trail along the way.

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Look out for our Well Active Bear in Handsworth Park, outside the Wellbeing Centre! Check out the Facebook page.

Whatever you do, have loads of fun and happy sleuthing!

Click on the event in the calendar below for full details and meeting place

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Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic 12:00 PM
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic @ Perry Hall Park
Aug 5 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Discover Little bears at Perry Barr One Stop Distance approx. 2K + additional walk to One Stop Shopping Centre A[...]
Big Sleuth Led Ride 12:30 PM
Big Sleuth Led Ride @ Perry Hall Park
Aug 5 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Discover Little bears at Sandwell Park Visitor Centre Distance approx. 4K A family ride starting in the  fantastic setting of[...]
Cannon Hill Explorer Guided Ride 2:00 PM
Cannon Hill Explorer Guided Ride @ Cannon Hill Park
Aug 5 @ 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Discover 2 bears (86. 87) Distance approx. 4 miles This ride is graded as ‘easy going’.   Children aged 5-15*,Adults 16+.[...]
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Northern Nature Trail Guided Ride 10:00 AM
Northern Nature Trail Guided Ride @ Sutton Park
Aug 6 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Discover 7 bears (62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69) Distance approx. 16 miles. This ride is graded as ‘steady’. [...]
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic 2:00 PM
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic @ Handsworth Wellbeing Centre
Aug 6 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Discover 2 bears (72,73) Distance approx. 2K A family orienteering session in the fantastic setting of Handsworth park.  Use your[...]
Chinese Quarter Sunday Guided Ride – Women Only 2:30 PM
Chinese Quarter Sunday Guided Ride – Women Only @ Kings Norton Playing Fields
Aug 6 @ 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Discover 2 bears (35, 59) Distance approx. 12 miles Meeting point is Kings Norton Playing Fields car park This ride[...]
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Big Sleuth Walk and teddy bear picnic with ‘bear’ activities in the park 11:00 AM
Big Sleuth Walk and teddy bear picnic with ‘bear’ activities in the park @ Sutton Park
Aug 9 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Discover 6 bears (62, 63, 64, 65 ,66, 68) Meet outside Sutton Railway Station Walk and teddy bear picnic with[...]
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Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic 12:00 PM
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic @ Perry Hall Park
Aug 12 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Discover Little bears at Perry Barr One Stop Distance approx. 2K + additional walk to One Stop Shopping Centre A[...]
Big Sleuth Led Ride 12:30 PM
Big Sleuth Led Ride @ Perry Hall Park
Aug 12 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Discover Little bears at Sandwell Park Visitor Centre Distance approx. 4K A family ride starting in the  fantastic setting of[...]
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This Girl Can Big Sleuth Led Walk to Calthorpe Park from Edgbaston Reservoir 10:30 AM
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Led Walk to Calthorpe Park from Edgbaston Reservoir @ Edgbaston Reservoir
Aug 13 @ 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Discover 7 bears (50. 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56) Distance approx. 4 miles The led walk is a women[...]
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Walk to Calthorpe Park from Kings Norton Park 10:30 AM
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Walk to Calthorpe Park from Kings Norton Park @ Kings Norton Park
Aug 13 @ 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Discover 2 bears (86/87) Distance approx. 4.5 miles The led ride is a women and girls only event, family activities[...]
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Cycle to Calthorpe Park from Edgbaston Reservoir 11:00 AM
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Cycle to Calthorpe Park from Edgbaston Reservoir @ Edgbaston Reservoir
Aug 13 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Discover 7 bears (50. 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56) Distance approx. 4.5 miles each way – Only recommended for[...]
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Run to Calthorpe Park from Kings Norton Park 11:00 AM
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Run to Calthorpe Park from Kings Norton Park @ Kings Norton Park
Aug 13 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Discover 2 bears (86/87) Distance approx. 4.5 miles The led run is a women and girls only event, family activities[...]
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Walk to Calthorpe Park from Birmingham Womens Hospital 11:00 AM
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Walk to Calthorpe Park from Birmingham Womens Hospital @ Birmingham Womens Hospital
Aug 13 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Discover 6 bears (82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87) Distance approx. 3.5 miles The led walk is a women and[...]
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Cycle to Calthorpe Park from Birmingham Womens Hospital 11:30 AM
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Cycle to Calthorpe Park from Birmingham Womens Hospital @ Birmingham Womens Hospital
Aug 13 @ 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Discover 6 bears (82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87) Distance approx. 3.5 miles each way – Family Friendly The led[...]
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Cycle to Calthorpe Park from Kings Norton Park 11:30 AM
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Cycle to Calthorpe Park from Kings Norton Park @ Kings Norton Park
Aug 13 @ 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Discover 2 bears (86/87) Distance approx. 4.5 miles each way – Family Friendly for children who can do the distance[...]
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Walk to Calthorpe Park from Holders Lane 11:45 AM
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Walk to Calthorpe Park from Holders Lane @ Holders Lane Park
Aug 13 @ 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM
Discover 2 bears (86/87) Distance approx. 2 miles The led walk is a women and girls only event, family activities[...]
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Cycle to Calthorpe Park from Holders Lane 12:00 PM
This Girl Can Big Sleuth Cycle to Calthorpe Park from Holders Lane @ Holders Lane Park
Aug 13 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Discover 2 bears (86/87) Distance approx. 2 miles each way The led ride is a women and girls only event,[...]
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic 2:00 PM
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic @ Handsworth Wellbeing Centre
Aug 13 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Discover 2 bears (72,73) Distance approx. 2K A family orienteering session in the fantastic setting of Handsworth park.  Use your[...]
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Millionaire Miles Guided Ride 10:00 AM
Millionaire Miles Guided Ride @ Sutton Park
Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Discover 1 bear on route (68) Distance approx. 11 miles This ride is graded as ‘steady’.  Children aged 8-15*, Adults[...]
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic 12:00 PM
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic @ Perry Hall Park
Aug 19 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Discover Little bears at Perry Barr One Stop Distance approx. 2K + additional walk to One Stop Shopping Centre A[...]
Big Sleuth Led Ride 12:30 PM
Big Sleuth Led Ride @ Perry Hall Park
Aug 19 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Discover Little bears at Sandwell Park Visitor Centre Distance approx. 4K A family ride starting in the  fantastic setting of[...]
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Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic 2:00 PM
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic @ Handsworth Wellbeing Centre
Aug 20 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Discover 2 bears (72,73) Distance approx. 2K A family orienteering session in the fantastic setting of Handsworth park.  Use your[...]
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Big Sleuth Walk and teddy bear picnic with ‘bear’ activities in the park 11:00 AM
Big Sleuth Walk and teddy bear picnic with ‘bear’ activities in the park @ Sutton Park
Aug 23 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Discover 6 bears (62, 63, 64, 65 ,66, 68) Meet outside Sutton Railway Station Walk and teddy bear picnic with[...]
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Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic 12:00 PM
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic @ Perry Hall Park
Aug 26 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Discover Little bears at Perry Barr One Stop Distance approx. 2K + additional walk to One Stop Shopping Centre A[...]
Big Sleuth Led Ride 12:30 PM
Big Sleuth Led Ride @ Perry Hall Park
Aug 26 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Discover Little bears at Sandwell Park Visitor Centre Distance approx. 4K A family ride starting in the  fantastic setting of[...]
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Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic 2:00 PM
Big Sleuth Family Orienteering and Picnic @ Handsworth Wellbeing Centre
Aug 27 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Discover 2 bears (72,73) Distance approx. 2K A family orienteering session in the fantastic setting of Handsworth park.  Use your[...]
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