Where do you get Pigs Gone Wild trail maps from? We answer your questions about this summer’s art trail through Ipswich
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Want to seek out Major Tim Pig and Sir Bradley Piggins this summer but not sure how?
Here we give you all the information you need about St Elizabeth Hospice’s Pigs Gone Wild art trail. For all the latest pig news, see here How many pigs are there?
There are 39 pigs and 30 junior versions, scattered around the town centre. Almost all can be visited on foot but you will need to catch a bus or drive to visit Foodie Pig at Jimmy’s Farm and some of the other outlying piggies.
Who is responsible for the trail?
The trail is organised by St Elizabeth Hospice who have worked with Wild in Art to bring it to life. Each of the larger pigs have been sponsored by a local business, with the sponsorship money funding the trail. Junior pigs have been adopted by schools and community groups.
Where do I get a copy of the trail map?
You can get a paper trail map from the Ipswich Star office, St Elizabeth Hospice shops, the Town Hall, Crown Pools, Coes, stores in the Sailmakers, Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, Boots, Suffolk County Council offices, Idelo Travel, County Library, Cult Cafe, Love One, La Tour Cycle Cafe, Holywells Park Stables, Reg Driver Centre, Ipswich Building Society, Pennikkity Pots, Jenny Wren’s Yarns and East of England Co-op stores.
Alternatively, you can download the app to your smartphone for a digital version of the map, and it will also allow you to check-in at each pig and unlock prizes and offers along the way.
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Those who complete the trail, either by checking in at each pig using the app or by completing the paper trail map and sending it to the hospice team, will be entered into a prize draw and could win a FitBit, an iPad or a family break at Woodfarm Barns.
How long does it take?
The trail can be completed in one go, or broken down and covered over a serious of days or visits to the town centre. Expect to walk about five miles - or more - depending on which path you take. There is no obvious start or finish, just pick a spot and take your own path.
Ipswich Buses have released a £5 rover ticket which will enable you to travel to and from the town centre and visit the outlying pigs in Ravenswood and Wherstead.
When will the trail end?
The pigs will be on display in their current locations until September 2. Over the weekend of September 10 and 11, the pigs will be displayed at the Town Hall for the Ta Ta Trotters finale and then on September 22 they will go under the hammer with the proceeds from the auction going to St Elizabeth Hospice.
What other ways are there to get involved?
A Pigs Gone Wild sticker album, produced by the Ipswich Star, is now on sale priced at £5. These are available from St Elizabeth Hospice shops, selected Co-op stores and our offices in Lower Brook Street. Stickers will be released next week and you can claim a free pack with every copy of the Ipswich Star or EADT purchased.
Pigs Gone Wild merchandise including tee-shirts, paint-your-own piggy banks, keyrings and colouring books.
You can also sign up to attend the auction and bid for one of the pigs - see here