From: 01/07/2023
Until: 09/09/2023

Leeds Bear Hunt Launch

Get ready for a claw-some experience as we honour the magnificent presence of both the Leeds Rhinos Bear and Frankie Bear! Brace yourselves for two utterly fur-tastic competitions brought to you by SOYO Leeds. Unleash your inner creativity and snap some fun shots of Frankie Bear, then tag @SOYOLeeds on Instagram. You could be one of the lucky winners to snag an exciting goody bag, bursting with crafty supplies to spark your little ones’ artistic talents. But wait, there’s more! Head over to and enter the simple form for a chance to win your very own Ronnie the Rhino teddy bear. So gear up, get snapping, and unleash your wild side with SOYO Leeds!

The Leeds Bear Hunt, a spectacular public art event which Leeds Hospitals Charity is bringing to the city July-September this summer. Over 35 individually designed, super-sized Bear sculptures are lumbering their way into Leeds to form a world-class, free art trail across the city’s streets and public spaces.

The event’s unique Bear sculpture has been inspired by the Bear from the award-winning TV animation based on the best-selling children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, published by Walker Books, and has been commissioned and created just for Leeds.

Leeds Bear Hunt bring together the business and creative sectors with local schools and communities to celebrate Leeds’s heritage and showcase its diverse cultural offer and artistic talent.

At the end of the trail, the Bears will be auctioned off to raise significant funds for Leeds Children’s Hospital Charity to create a hospital that is a welcoming and reassuring place, with a hospital team that is equipped to support very poorly children and their families.