Snooks, York’s Character Trail

Introducing The Snooks Trail, an exciting new sculpture trail coming to York from late February to April 2024. Organized by Make It York in collaboration with charity partner St. Leonard's Hospice, this trail will take you on a captivating journey through York's historic cobbled streets and hidden gardens.

Prepare to be enchanted as you encounter 23 Snooks scattered throughout the city. These unique sculptures, sponsored by local businesses, will be brought to life by talented artists who will craft bespoke designs inspired by the world of literature.

But The Snooks Trail is more than just an art exhibition - it's an opportunity for everyone to be part of the excitement. Whether you're a local business looking to support this initiative or an artist eager to contribute your talent, there are various ways to get involved and make this character trail a resounding success.

Join us on this remarkable adventure, where literature and art blend seamlessly to create an unforgettable experience!

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Discover The Snooks Trail

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Meet the Snooks ▸

Snooks are a bookish breed, often found in cosy corners with their faces buried inside the pages of a good book.

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The Production Company ▸

Meet Norse Sky, set builders and prop makers who create high quality structures and components from their North Yorkshire studio.

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Trail Sponsors ▸

Discover the businesses who have proudly sponsored The Snooks Trail and delve into their inspiring reasons for supporting this captivating event.

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Opportunities ▸

Get involved! Artists and sponsors, don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of The Snooks Trail and be integral part of this enchanting experience in York!

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Trail Programme ▸

(Coming Soon) This carefully curated guide is your passport to unlocking a world of imagination and wonder as you embark on this unforgettable adventure in York.

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Trail FAQs ▸

(Coming Soon) What is the Snooks Trail? When does the Snooks Trail take place? How can I participate in the Snooks Trail? And more!

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Charity Partner ▸

St. Leonard's Hospice, our esteemed charity partner for The Snooks Trail, is a highly regarded organization dedicated to serving the communities of York and North Yorkshire for over 35 years.

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(Coming Soon) Discover the creative minds behind the enchanting Snooks sculptures on The Snooks Trail. Explore the diverse talents and unique perspectives of the artists who have contributed their imagination and skill to bring these captivating characters to life!

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Visitor Information ▸

If you choose to visit York, our friendly and knowledgeable team at the Visit York Information Centre & Gift Shop will give you a very warm welcome.