Hit the Horsham Bug Trail this half term

Horsham Bug Trail


Horsham District Council, working in conjunction with Horsham Community Partnership, is delighted to invite families to hit the Horsham Bug Trail in Horsham Town Centre this half-term holiday.

The Horsham Bug trail is a collaborative project which forms part of the Welcome Back Fund, ‘Rewilding the High Streets’ initiative, managed by Horsham District Council and funded by the EU.

The overall aim of this free community project is to promote the town centre as a safe environment to explore and rediscover the great retail outlets it offers, whilst reconnecting with nature.

A colourful array of bugs and butterflies will be displayed in town centre shop windows for families to track down.

Free Bug Trail maps will be available at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, Vacalola, Bubble Works, Hush Yoga and various other participating outlets in Horsham.

Students from Bohunt School in Mowbray, Horsham and The Butterfly Project have designed the images of bugs and butterflies that will be displayed in shop windows throughout the town.

Commenting on the initiative Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Horsham Town Centre Cllr Christian Mitchell said:

As a council we are really happy to support this imaginative and creative project on so many levels.

It welcomes people back to our high streets to help boost the local economy, encourages interest in our precious natural environment and showcases the wealth of talent in our local communities.

I would encourage as many of you as possible to come along and enjoy the fun as we now emerge safely from lockdown.

Horsham Town Community Partnership is working with Creative Waves Community Arts to design and deliver the trail.

David Searle of the Horsham District Community Partnership added:

Our thanks go to The Butterfly Project and Bohunt School for supporting this community project. We hope that families visiting the town during half- term will take part in finding these pictures and enjoy returning to the town centre, meeting with friends and visiting their favourite shops.

The Butterfly Project has designed and painted a collection of 20 beautiful butterflies that will be displayed in Horsham Museum’s courtyard garden, the colourful creations will hang from the fig tree for the duration of the project.

The flower frames in the planter at Carfax, will also feature a temporary display of the bugs and flowers, highlighting the need to attract wildlife to urban spaces.

Creative Waves Community Arts is a not-for-profit company, focussing on health & wellbeing, through creative practice. Connecting communities through arts & culture, heritage & natural environments.