Great North Snowdogs – St.Oswald‘s Children’s Hospice

Join the hunt for the Great North Snowdogs with EYPS!

We have spotted one of the Snowdogs outside our head office window in Jesmond next to the St.Oswald’s Shop…


We would like you to join the trail for the rest of the Snowdogs by posting photos of them to our Facebook status. There are 61 Snowdogs, post your photo and the location. Once all have been posted we will donate £100 to St.Oswald’s.

What are the Snowdogs?

Presented by creative producers Wild in Art, working in partnership with St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, Great North Snowdogs will bring together businesses, artists, schools and community groups to create a public art trail of beautiful Snowdog sculptures, based on the story The Snowman and The Snowdog, by Raymond Briggs.

For ten weeks during Autumn and Winter 2016, the North East’s streets, parks and open spaces will become home to a series of individually designed Snowdog sculptures, painted by both well-known and undiscovered artists.

This will result in a sculpture trail, sponsored by businesses and individuals, showcasing the rich cultural offer and wealth of artistic talent in the area. Local people can become ‘tourists in their own city’ with a trail map and dedicated app will lead them from popular tourist destinations to lesser known areas of the region.

Once the trail ends, the sculptures will be auctioned at a glittering event in December 2016, to raise funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. A separate trail of smaller Snowdogs, created by local school children and community groups will also be exhibited, celebrating the talent of the young people of the North East.

Go to and get involved! There is an app to find the Snowdogs and a useful map of the trail!