The Wise Owl Walk

Can you find them all? Put your exploration skills to the test on The Wise Owl Walk; the exciting new activity to experience in Nottingham city centre.

Introducing The Wise Owl Walk

Taking place between 1st September and 6th November - The Wise Owl Walk is a trail spanning throughout Nottingham City centre and is perfect for people of all ages but may be particularly fun day out for families. The goal is to find all our Wise Owls which we've placed around the city. We'll give you a map and some hints to help you find them but you'll need a keen eye to discover the exact locations! Every Wise Owl is completely unique and has been designed by a roster of talented artists. Do you have what it takes to win this gigantic game of hide and seek?  

The Wise Owls

Created in partnership with Wild in Art and a selection of artists; the Wise Owls are each a piece of beautiful of art in their own right. There are 10 owls to discover around the city, complete with informative plaques detailing the inspiration behind the artwork.

Can you unravel the mystery of the secret sentence? 

Every owl is the proud owner of a single letter. Find them all and crack the code to reveal the secret sentence of Nottingham's Wise Owls. We've left space on the map to take note of your findings.

How to take part

The Wise Owl Walk is simple, fun and completely free of charge to take part in. To get started all you need is one of our handy maps and the spirit of adventure! Pick up a free map from any of the venues below or download a copy by clicking HERE. On the reverse of the map we've included you're very own owl to colour in and space to write down the secret sentence of the of Wise Owls....Once you've figured it out that is. 


You can also collect a physical copy of the map from the following businesses:

| Wildwood Nottingham | Cineworld | Cafe Sobar | Jojo Maman Bebe | Krispy Kreme | Scribbler | Tesco Express (Shakespeare Street) | Sharps Bedrooms & Home Office | Shop Zero | Behind The Red Door | Loxley Opticians & Eyewear Experts | Kanoo Travel | Stick & Ribbon | The Tokenhouse | Wiff Waff Designs | Deli-Cious Chocolate | Carsi Collection | Steele Hairdressers | Lost City Adventure Golf | Malt Cross | River Island (Victoria Centre) | The Bead Shop | Fothergills | Nottingham Tourism Centre | Flying Horse Walk | NET Travel Centre | Bird & Blend | Forbidden Planet | Best Western | Wok & Go | Delilah Fine Foods | Ed's Easy Diner | CEX (Victoria Centre) | Holland and Barret | Swatch | Geek Retreat | Card Factory (Exchange Walk) | Burton | McDonald's | Fat Face | Build a Bear | The Cheese Shop | Travelodge | White Rose |Castle Fine Art | Kurt Geiger | Red's True Barbeque | St James Hotel | Strathdon Hotel | Card factory (Victoria Centre) + MORE VENUES TO BE ADDED SOON

* Please check individual store opening times*

If the excitement of heading out on the trail wasn't enough, we've also created a variety of fun activities to try including, word searches, colouring in, dot to dot drawing and much more.

Sharing is caring

Share your Wise Owl Walk adventures with us on social media using #WiseOwlWalk and we'll put our favourite photos and videos on our social media channels to spread the fun. 

Want to tag us? Find us at @itsinnottingham on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The Wise Owl Receipt Competition

To celebrate the launch of The Wise Owl Walk in Nottingham we're giving away £100 to spend in your favourite city centre shops. Find out how to enter here

Keep those energy levels up!

You'll most likely be doing quite a bit of walking as you explore the city in search of all the Wise Owls. Don't forget to stop off and refuel with a tasty bite to eat. No matter what you're in the mood for, you'll find exactly what you fancy with help from our directory. Whether it's spicy curry, sizzling burgers or a vegetarian delight; we can filter all the restaurants in the city to help you find just the thing. Give it a try! 

The Wise Owl Walk is only possible because of funding from Nottingham BID. Own a business in Nottingham city centre? Click HERE to find out more. 

More Wise Owl Walk Fun

Found all the Wise Owls? Keep the fun going with these free print out activities.

Wise Owl Answers

Here are the answers to the questions found on each Wise Owl on the trail.

The Wise Owl Walk Receipt Competition

Hold on to your receipts! You could win £100 to spend in your favourite shops in Nottingham.

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