Saturday’s World Lion Day saw the official launch of the Lions of Windsor & Maidenhead 2019 sculpture trail.

The beautifully decorated, supersized lion and cub sculptures took up pride of place across the Royal Borough and hundreds of lion fans of all ages picked up trail maps from the local tourist offices and display locations to track down the forty five fabulous felines.

Please note that ‘Victoria’ (lion number 30), due to be displayed by Windsor Castle, isn’t quite ready yet due to unforseen circumstances, but we hope she will arrive this weekend.   Please see the Lions page of the website for an update and do check before you head out, just in case any have had to head back to Lion HQ for any reason.

The lions will be on display until the end of October, so there’s plenty of time to plan your visit and meet every lion in the pride!  If you do miss any, they will all be gathered together in one giant pride for the ‘Roar Goodbye’ weekend in Windsor Yards on 9-10 November.  Tickets available via the website soon and on the door on the day.

Check out the Shop page of the website for lion t-shirts and other event merchandise and please share your photos with us @lionsofwindsor on Instagram and Twitter, and LionsofWindsor2019 on Facebook.

We hope you have a roarsome safari!

Top Photo: Mr Rainbow by Liv Clarke, sponsored by our Headline Sponsor, Windsor Yards, 

The very appropriately named Leo with his parents, who headed off with their trail map on Saturday and saw every lion and cub in Windsor, including his namesake Leo the cub at the Thames Hospice shop in Peascod street. A roarsome achievement on the first day of the trail!

‘Leonidas’ was attracting attention as soon as he was delivered to sponsor Castle Fine Art in Windsor Yards.  Painted by the amazing Robert Oxley.

The stunning ‘Leo-Nardo’ by Lois Cordelia can be found tucked away in the historic Curfew Yard, just off Thames Street, opposite Windsor Castle (between Nandos & Macdonalds) outside the Cosmetic Doctor Clinic.  Why not pop in or call for a beauty consultation while you are there!

Head over to Datchet, just outside Windsor, to see the fabulous Kris, displayed alongside the River Thames at Kris Cruisers.  They have a fleet of over 40 boats of all sizes that can be rented by the day or for longer, so why not take visit Kris, leave your car there, hire a boat and cruise into Windsor, Eton and Maidenhead to see the rest of the pride!

‘Luna’ by Rosalind Frances Holmes, on display outside Rush in Peascod Street, attracting attention from young art fans!


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