What is the Safari visitor trail?

Built and presented by BRICKLIVE, Safari is a unique collection of brick models featuring a series of impressive animal sculptures. Each model is located at a different venue in the city centre, forming an interactive and fun trail made from more than 1.5m of the nation's favourite toy bricks.

This year's trail is host to 17 amazing models around the city centre, featuring some stunning exhibits of safari animals, including some endangered species. 

As always, there's an educational element with lots of fun facts and stats to ensure this wild expedition is a real journey of discovery!

When does the trail run?

The trail runs from Saturday 3 August to Sunday 18 August.

Is the Safari trail free?

There is a small charge for the official printed trail map of £1 per map.

When you purchase a trail map you’ll also have the opportunity to enter our prize draw to win a two-night stay in LEGOLAND® Windsor for a family of four (with hotel accommodation at the resort, first-class train travel and private transfers from London to Windsor included).

There is an alternative prize of a £1,000 Sheffield City Centre Gift Card.

For more information about the prize draw (which is optional), see terms and conditions.

Where can I get a trail map from?

You can pick one up from our dedicated "Brick Central" on Surrey Street (this is Sheffield BID's Unit 1, next to the Winter Garden). You can locate us using Google Maps or by using what3words, we are ///stops.blues.zeal. 

When will maps be available?

Printed maps are available from Saturday 3 August to help you plan your adventure (fee £1). A free downable version will be available on the website from Thursday 1 August.

What are the opening times for the Brick Central unit?

Brick Central will be open for the duration of Sheffield Bricktropolis (3 to 18 August):

  • Monday - Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday - Saturday*: 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday* - 11am to 4pm

*Please note Brick Central will be closed at lunchtime Saturdays 12.30pm-1.30pm and Sundays 1pm-1.30pm.

What are the trail opening times?

All models should be accessible from at least 10am until 5pm at all participating venues Monday to Saturday. Sunday opening times may vary venue to venue. Also note that one trail venue is closed Mondays - Millennium Gallery.

Is there a Bricktropolis app?

No. The trail has a printed trail map which forms the prize entry for the trip to LEGOLAND® or an alternative £1,000 Sheffield City Centre gift card.

Is the trail just for children?

No - the trail is anyone who loves the nation's favourite brick - young or old!

Is there an educational element to the trail?

Yes - children doing the trail will be able to learn more about the different animals that the models are based on. Each model will be accompanied by a detailed information sheet featuring lots of fun details.

How do we enter the prize draw?

Purchase a trail map. Complete the trail and return the completed trail map back to Brick Central (next to the Winter Garden). Post your completed entry form in our special post box to enter our prize draw. Terms and conditions apply.

Do I have to enter the prize draw?

No, that is your choice entirely.

Do I still need to pay £1 for the trail map?

Yes. The price of the trail map is £1 regardless of whether you opt to enter the prize draw. Sheffield BID is a not-for-profit organisation and all proceeds are reinvested in our city centre events programme.

Do I need to complete the trail in one day?

The trail is running from 3 to 18 August so you can complete the trail at your own pace. Please remember to return completed trail maps to Brick Central (next to the Winter Garden) before 4pm on Sunday 18 August if you want to enter the prize draw.

How long will it take to do the trail?

There are 17 brick models to find located at venues across Sheffield city centre from The Moor to Tenter Street. It can be done in a few hours or at your leisure over a longer period of time.

Are venues accessible?

All participating venues are fully accessible with disabled access.

I need more information

Please email enquiries@sheffieldbid.com if you have any questions.

Model of a Bengal Tiger made from toy bricks

Sheffield BID is a not-for-profit organisation and all proceeds raised will be reinvested in our activities to help improve the city centre environment and maintain our diverse events programme for local communities and visitors.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse Sheffield Bricktropolis.

 BRICKLIVE is an independent producer and is not associated with the LEGO® Group.