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Join Elmer’s 70 strong herd at Antrim Castle Gardens this weekend!

If you missed Elmer and his friends at Belfast over the last weeks, you have an

opportunity to see the full herd this weekend at the beautiful Antrim Castle Gardens.

Elmer and his herd of “elephant-astic” sculptures have been making a colourful splash in Belfast City since 20 June, but are now settled in the quieter and more serene setting of County Antrim family-friendly park for this weekend only - Friday 2, Saturday 3, and Sunday 4 September, from

9am - 5pm each day.

The seventy uniquely decorated sculptures have been designed by local or international artists, local schools and community groups. Each sculpture is a different take on David McKee’s popular children’s character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

This event is organised by the Northern Ireland Hospice in partnership with Wild in Art, Andersen Press and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

The trail is in aid of NI Hospice and is part of its celebrations to mark 21 Years of Care at Children’s Hospice, Horizon House.

Vote for your favourite, take part in our selfie corner, join in the fun and games and get your Elmer souvenir! You will not want to miss out.


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