The Wise Owl Walk - The Adventure Has Begun

10 Wise Owls to find!

Ten Wise Owls have made their way to Nottingham for a limited time only, although these aren’t any ordinary owls. For the remainder of September, through to Friday 6th November, these creatively decorated owls are on display around Nottingham City Centre and it’s up to you to find them. The owls have their own unique design, including details behind the inspiration for the artwork, making it easier for you to identify each one. Armed with a trusty map, a good sense of direction and an even better pair of eyes, the challenge is set for you to find all ten… Good luck!


Each owl represents something different, the ten to look out for are:

• The Sheriff of Nottinghoot

• Mrs Bramley Southowl

• Carousowl

• Ey Up Duck!

• Lacey

• Little John

• Sherwood the Wise Owl

• Rock Chick

• Goose Fair

• Raleigh Apple


Whilst on the Wise Owl Walk why not take a break, grab some refreshments and stock up on supplies before you continue on your adventure? What’s more, if you keep hold of your receipt for anything that you purchase in Nottingham City Centre you could win £100 to spend in your favourite shops in Nottingham. You can find out more about The Wise Owl Walk Receipt Competition here.


We have put together a short selection of some of our favourite bars and restaurants for you to stop off at on your Wise Owl Walk. You can get some more inspiration of places to eat and drink with outdoor areas in our 5 Outdoor Food & Drinks Venues To Visit In Nottingham This Summer article.


Barburrito - if you fancy some Mexican food then this is the perfect place for you. Serving up an abundance of delicious burritos, Barburrito pride themselves on their responsibly sourced and freshly prepared ingredients.

Bill's - whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner Bill's has got you covered with their healthy and indulgent seasonal food. Bill’s autumn menu has just launched and what’s more, they have extended their Eat Out to Help Out offerings from Monday - Wednesday from 11.30am.

Fellows Morton & Clayton - if a proper pub is what you’re after then head to Fellows Morton & Clayton. This is Nottingham’s friendly local offering a selection of delicious drinks and fantastic food; they also have a beer garden for when the sun is shining.


How to take part?

The Wise Owl Walk is a fun and free activity for all the whole family. It’s easy to get the adventure going, all you need is one of our free maps and you can download a copy here.

Alternatively, you can pick up a physical copy free of charge from a variety of venues around the city centre. Find out which venues have maps here.


Share your journey with us:

Share your Wise Owl Walk exploration with us on social media using #WiseOwlWalk and we'll put a selection of our favourite photos and videos on our social media channels. Good luck! Want to tag us? Find us at @itsinnottingham on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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