​Elephant Parade is back in the UK for its first ever national tour: 14 venues over 375 days, featuring more than 100 Elephant Parade statues.

Elephant Parade is the world’s largest open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to raise public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation.

The national tour is being presented by intu, owner and manager of some of the UK’s leading shopping centres. For the first time, and as an integral part of the parade, intu is running a national schools programme. Thousands of designs have already been submitted and dozens of schools with contribute elephants to the tour. In addition to this, there will also be a digital tour, where thousands of design ideas will be broadcast at intu tour venues around the UK.

Engaging half the UK population, this is the people’s parade.
Be part of it.


Tour Dates

16 Jul 2013London preview day
22 Jul 2013Watford (intu Watford) - 4 weeks
19 Aug 2013Manchester (intu Trafford Centre) - 4 weeks
16 Sep 2013Gateshead (intu Metrocentre) - 4 weeks
14 Oct 2013Newcastle (intu Eldon Square) - 4 weeks
4-8 Nov 2013Nottingham Trent University (Carbon Elephant Week)
13 Nov 2013Cardiff (see list of locations) - 3 weeks
5 Jan 2014Nottingham (intu Victoria Centre/Broadmarsh) - 5 weeks
10 Feb 2014Glasgow (intu Braehead) - 4 weeks
10 Mar 2014Stoke (intu Potteries) - 4 weeks
7 Apr 2014Norwich (intu Chapelfield) - 4 weeks
5 May 2014Essex (intu Lakeside) - 4 weeks
2 Jun 2014Uxbridge (intu Uxbridge) - 4 weeks
30 Jun 2014Bromley (intu Bromley) - 4 weeks
28 Jul 2014London - 2 weeks

What’s ahead for April!

On 7 April the intu Elephant Parade arrives at Norwich. Submit an entry for the ‘Natural Norfolk’ design competition at intu Chapelfield or go on the ‘Eye Spy’ elephant trail.

You call also join tour artist Keith Siddle on 16 April and take part in live painting of a full size tour elephant! And there are a number of new elephant designs joining the tour!

Cardiff Elephant Locations

The Elephant Parade statues haven taken up residence at 8 of Cardiff's landmark and iconic buildings - including:

  • The Wales Millennium Centre
  • Central Library
  • St David's Hall
  • St David's Centre
  • Sherman Theatre
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • Techniquest and The White Water Centre