Explore Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth and discover 40 individually-designed Elmer sculptures inspired by the much-loved book character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth celebrates 30 years since the Elmer book series by celebrated children's author and artist David McKee was first published by Andersen Press.

Elmer sculptures have been designed by well-known and emerging local and national artists with equally artistic Learning Herd Elmers created by school children and young people. Follow the trail around Plymouth and see how many Elmers you can find.

Use the app to explore Elmer's Big Parade Plymouth, find and unlock Elmer sculptures and pick up exciting rewards on the way. Vote for your favourite design, upload your photos to the Elmer Gallery, view your trail progress and discover the inspiration behind each design.

St Luke's Hospice Plymouth are working in partnership with Wild in Art and Andersen Press to bring this fun, family-friendly art trail to life. At the end of the trail many of the beautifully designed Elmers will be auctioned to raise funds for St Luke's Hospice Plymouth (registered charity number 280681), to support their vital work.

Are you an Elmer superfan? Visit more than one Elmer trail in 2019 and you could pick up some exclusive Elmer goodies courtesy of Wild in Art and Andersen Press. Find out more at

What’s New

Version 1.2

Update to the map
Updated Map Key
Updated Menu names

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Pabbyrumble ,

Won’t load!!

Nothing will load! Not the map, not able to submit a code, nothing! I hope it works when I get home but I will just have to write the codes down. Spoils the fun a bit but it’s the way it’s going to have to be done!

JLC1981 ,

Can’t get it to work, and it seems many others can’t either

Tried using the app for the first time today. Found an elephant, took a pic of my daughter in front of it, tried to upload it and it wouldn’t.
Typed in the code, “unlocked” that elephant, went back to the app later and I haven’t unlocked any.
At our next elephant I couldn’t get the app to load, and there were three other people stood there all with the same issue.
This trail is a lovely idea, but if you have to wait ages for the app to load at each elephant (and then it doesn’t save your progress anyway) then kids are not going to stand around waiting...


Wild in Art Limited
62.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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