Easter

Easter - calmer llama trail

The Calmer Llama Trail will run in Bristol Shopping Quarter from Saturday 6 April until Easter Monday (22 April).

The Calmer Llama trail

You may associate Easter with bunnies or chicks but in Bristol Shopping Quarter we like to do things differently. For the eighth year running the Broadmead BID team are working in partnership with The Ark Bus and The New Room to create a very special Easter trail, this time featuring 52 Calmer Llamas!

The event follows the success of 2018’s Flamboyant Flamingo Fiesta, which saw record numbers of children and families searching for the wonderfully decorated birds around Broadmead, The Arcade, The Galleries, and Cabot Circus. Previous Easter trails have featured camels, lions, zebras and elephants.

Schools and youth groups across Bristol will be decorating the Calmer Llamas during March. They will then be distributed to retailers at the beginning of April and on display in shops and cafes from Saturday 6 to Monday 22 April.

Maps showing their locations will be available from The New Room/John Wesley’s Chapel  in Broadmead, Specsavers on Merchant Street, Barber Browns on Bond Street, and from the information desk in Cabot Circus.

Additional events

In addition to the 52 llamas,  extra activities will run at The New Room throughout the Easter holiday plus a ‘Calmer Llama celebration week,’ when all the llamas will be displayed in The New Room for one week. Details of these events will follow.

Resilience and determination

This year’s theme is ‘Resilience and Determination’. As they decorate the llamas the children taking part will be exploring how we can cope with the difficult periods in life or how it is possible to reach our goals through determination and perseverance. They may also consider how people can cope in stressful situations.

Environmentally friendly llamas

This year the material used for the llama shape has been altered to be more environmentally friendly. The children can use paint, fabric and collage materials to execute their designs and we are sure they will let their imaginations run wild!

Social media

We will be posting our own photos of the event on our social media channels, just look for @bristolshopping on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We’d love to see your photos too, use the hashtag #BSQCalmerLlamas and we’ll share our favourites.

If you’d like to find out what’s happening in Bristol Shopping Quarter throughout the year please visit our news & events page.