Art Trail

Join our parade of elephants this summer and explore Luton like never before!


Meet the elephantastic herd of organisations, sponsoring the Big Trunk Trail.


The Big Trunk Trail showcases local and nationwide talent.


Elephant calves, designed by local schools and community groups will join the trail!

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The Big Trunk Trail has come to town!

The Big Trunk Trail is the biggest, brightest outdoor public art event Bedfordshire has ever seen. Over 70 vibrant, beautifully decorated elephants have turned out to trumpet along a free, fun, family-friendly art trail around Luton’s parks and landmarks this summer. 

This fantastic event is being brought to the town by Keech Hospice Care to celebrate its 30th anniversary and say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the charity’s work over the years.

The elephants step into their designated trail positions on Saturday 10 July 2021 and will be in town until Friday 8 October 2021, providing an abundance of opportunities to #SpotTheElephant, #TakeAnElphie, and make lots of happy memories with loved ones.  There will be a final chance to view the elephants en masse at farewell events at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (22–28 October) and a ticketed farewell event at Stockwood Discovery Centre (30 October – 7 November).

Adding to the Big Trunk Trail experience is the opportunity to take your favourite elephant home.   Download the Keech Connect App to collect animated versions of the elephants as you spot them, or better yet, bid on the real thing at The Big Trunk Trail Charity Auction on 11 November. The auction will retire the 34 adult sculptures to forever homes whilst raising vital funds for Keech Hospice Care.

#JoinTheHerd and share in the excitement by keeping up to date with the latest news on The Big Trunk Trail’s social media channels, using @BigTrunkTrail. Don’t forget to #SpotTheElephant!

Latest News

Unity and Peanut at the Zoo

4th October 2021

If you’re visiting ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this October half term you’re in for a real treat as our entire Big Trunk Trail elephant herd will be there for you to see! Head over to the Elephant Arena to be greeted by a h....
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7th July 2021

The elephants are trumpeting into town - Keech Hospice Care’s Big Trunk Trail is here The Keech Hospice Care Big Trunk Trail herd is here from this Saturday, 10 July. A herd of more than seventy beautifully decor....
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28th June 2021

Captain Tom's legacy helping make new memories with Keech Hospice Care. Keech Hospice Care is delighted to reveal that one of its Big Trunk Trail herd has been decorated in tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore. “Inspiri....
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Royal Visit to Keech

9th June 2021

For thirty years, Keech Hospice Care has been looking after adults from Luton and south Bedfordshire and children from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses and now t....
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Unity and Peanut at the Zoo

19th May 2021

Visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this half term are in for a big surprise as two new elephants have joined their cousins.  Peanut and Unity are part of a growing herd called The Big Trunk Trail who will be seen all over Lu....
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21st April 2021

Reports of elephants gathering in the town of Luton have now been confirmed. Although not indigenous to Bedfordshire, intermittent ground shaking and sporadic trumpeting sounds have provided unmistakable signs of the ....
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9th February 2021

  Nadiya Hussain is joining forces with Keech Hospice Care and their Big Trunk Trail to give two lucky people the chance of a lifetime to create the designs for her elephant sculptures. The Big Trunk Trail....
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5th October 2020

A vibrant parade of elephants will arrive in Luton next summer to form a unique public art trail – raising funds for Keech Hospice Care. At least 30 dazzlingly designed elephant sculptures will make up The Big Trun....
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5th October 2020

The Big Trunk Trail Luton At least 30 dazzlingly designed elephant sculptures will make up The Big Trunk Trail and trumpet along a free art trail around Luton’s landmarks and public spaces for 11 weeks. Watch the vi....
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