One of the sculptures outside the Royal Pavilion%2C credit%3A Vervate Photography

Giant snail sculptures will sneak their way onto the streets of Brighton & Hove this autumn.

Some 50 of the creations, each decorated by different artists, will be hidden around the city from 15th September until 18th November.

The idea behind the Snailspace project is to encourage visitors to explore areas aside from the main tourist locations and also to inspire people to slow down and enjoy the moment.

The motto, for the UK’s first sculpture trail featuring giant gastropods, is #BeMoreSnail and it’s being organised by the Martlets Hospice charity in conjunction with Wild in Art. 
Many Brighton-based businesses are backing the campaign, alongside some of its high-profile residents including DJ Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim and author Peter James. 

The sculptures will be on show for nine weeks before they are auctioned off to raise money for the hospice.

To find out more about the snail campaign, visit

One of the snail sculptures in The Lanes, Brighton

One of the snail sculptures in The Lanes, Brighton

Extend your visit to Brighton

There is plenty for groups to do when visiting the coastal city; here are just some of the top attractions on offer:

•    The BA i360: Providing 360° panoramic views of Brighton in a futuristic glass viewing pod. Groups can combine a visit to the i360 with a meal at nearby West Beach Bar & Kitchen or West Pier Tea Rooms.

•    Volk’s Electric Railway: Volk’s Railway was built in 1883 and is Britain’s oldest electric railway, open from April until the end of September. Guided group tours and talks are available.

•    The Royal Pavilion: This is the seaside palace of Prince Regent (George IV) which was transformed by John Nash between 1815 and 1823. Discounted group rates apply to pre-booked visitors.

•    Brighton Palace Pier: The 1,722ft long Victorian pier offers famous fish and chip restaurants, arcades, sea views and much more.

•    SEA LIFE: Built in 1872, the centre features 3,500 mesmerising creatures with the option to book behind the scene tours and VIP experiences.

Parking in Brighton

The coach park on Madeira Drive is close to Brighton Marina and within easy reach of the city-centre drop-off and pick-up points. The park is exclusive to coaches and open all year-round.

For further information or to organise a group visit to Brighton, telephone: 01273-292620 or visit

Main image: One of the sculptures outside the Royal Pavilion, credit: Vervate Photography.