The Great Gorillas Trail

The Great Gorillas Trail

Great Gorillas is an art trail featuring life-size sculptures of gorillas around the streets, parks and open spaces of the English Riviera and Exeter, with a few surprises along the way.

Main Great Gorillas Trail
See 30 life-size sculptures of gorillas, along with 20 smaller sculptures designed and painted by schools in Devon and Somerset and a few surprises!

Download the Trail Map here, or pick one up from one of many outlets in Exeter or Torbay.

Win the chance to meet Paignton Zoo's gorillas!

We encourage you to try to see as many of the Great Gorillas as you can. Our mobile site will help you to track them down. When you’ve spotted one, be sure to register you have by ‘checking in’. Anyone who checks in and spots them all will be entered into a draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Paignton Zoo’s (real) gorillas up close.

Register your details and get hunting!

The Great ‘Miniature’ Trail
It’s not just Paignton Zoo that’s celebrating a landmark in in 2013 – its 90th birthday. Babbacombe Model Village is 50 years old this year. To mark these two important birthdays they have teamed up to stage the unique Great Miniature Trail. Each of the life size Great Gorillas has been recreated in miniature to form their own trail in the Model Village. So while you’re in Babbacombe to spot the life-size gorillas, why not visit the Model Village to see their mini cousins? 

Allow at least 2 hours for your visit. Trail can only be viewed during daylight.

The Great Gorilla Guest Ale Trail

Bays Brewery, in Paignton, is supporting the project by brewing a limited edition cask-only ale and Peter Salmon, from Bays is delighted to support such a good cause.

Bays Great Gorilla Ale is a well-balanced, easy-drinking golden ale at 4.7%, and will only be available to the public during the art trail.

We are delighted that J D Wetherspoon is supporting The Great Gorillas Project by not only selling the guest ale in selected pubs through South Devon, but they are making a generous donation to the Project per pint sold. The ale will also be available from the bars at both Living Coasts and Paignton Zoo.

Download the Great Gorilla Guest Ale Trail here: English Riviera Map - Exeter Map


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