Are you visiting Guernsey in the coming weeks? Get ready for the Puffin Parade. A colony of bright-coloured Atlantic puffins has settled on the stunning island of Guernsey.
At GuernseyTravel, we couldn’t be more excited to bring you this unique art journey. You will fall in love with this programme brought to fruition by Autism Guernsey in partnership with the GSPCA (Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
What’s their mission? Building a sense of community within the island, motivating mobility in islanders and visitors, as well as continuing their work supporting autistic people and vulnerable animals in Guernsey and the rest of the Bailiwick.
The Puffin Parade consists of 60 hand-painted Atlantic Puffin sculptures, each standing at 4 feet tall. These sculptures have been crafted in the Philippines and beautifully decorated by local Guernsey artists, clubs, community groups, schools, charities, and day centres.
Where can I find the sculptures?
These eye-catching sculptures are displayed in a variety of public spaces. From local businesses to schools, places of interest to iconic landmarks, and churches to restaurants.
You can explore the locations either by walking, cycling, driving or even taking the bus, it is totally up to you! You have until the end of August to take part in this colourful trail and be in with a chance to win fantastic prizes. To participate, simply download the interactive app that will help you locate the sculptures and store photos of you striking a pose with the different puffins. Once you have snapped your photos, you will have the chance to enter the draw.
The Puffin Parade is not only a fun way to discover Guernsey, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to learn about the beloved Atlantic Puffin. Whether you’re visiting the island for the first time or have been before, you’ll surely be captivated by these charming birds.
The iconic Atlantic Puffin is the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s favourite seabirds. These funny-looking creatures grace our shores from April to July to nest and breed. Due to their popularity among both locals and visitors, Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA have united forces to bring to life to the Puffin Parade.