Good to GoGo!
Enjoy the fresh air to walk, run, cycle or stomp on the Jurassic jaunt, hunt the 21 T.rex and explore our fine city on Norwich, with its fantastic retail offering, restaurants, green spaces, attractions and heritage sites. Our aim is to bring creativity, colour and fun to Norwich in 2021 for everyone to enjoy while raising vital funds for Break so please donate if you can.
Discover Norwich by
going on a T.rex trail!
Enjoy everything our fine city has to offer, while discovering the colourful characters. To plan your route download the trail map below or pick up a trail map from one of our city centre distribution hubs listed below.
Please note that the Dippy on Tour exhibition is closed all day on Sundays, so make sure to plan your visit with this in mind.
Trail Map hubs
You can pick up a map from one of the 'Trail Map Hubs' listed below. There is a suggested donation of £1 a map to Break. You will be able to make your donation in a collection pot at one of the trail map hubs or via visit here.
- The Forum
- Norwich Cathedral
- Royal Arcade (All retailers)
- Stevensons Uniforms
- Norwich BID Ambassadors
- Wilco Fast Fit (Norwich Stores including: Dereham Rd, Reepham Rd, Riverside Rd, Salhouse Rd, Aylsham Rd)
- Coleman Opticians Hearing & Vision Centre
- Norwich Bus Station
- Break Retail Shops (Norwich shops including: Taverham, Hellesdon, North Walsham Road, Drayton Road, Dereham Road, Unthank Road, Coleman Road)
Stay safe by adhering to local guidelines and be respectful to other trail visitors. We all know T.rex can bite, so try not to touch the sculptures and avoid injury and accidents by not climbing on the sculptures.
The T.rex are highly photogenic! Share your photos of the T.rex on social media using #GoGoDiscover. Remember to take care when getting snaps and selfies, If you spot a poorly sculpture, please leave a message on our helpline by calling 01603 670100.
What is GoGoDiscover?
GoGoDiscover is raising awareness and vital funds for Break with 21 large Tyrannosaurus-Rex sculptures in Norwich this summer. Each T.rex has been decorated by local and national artists and sponsored by businesses from across the region. The charity sculpture trail is delivered by East Anglian based children’s charity Break, in partnership with Wild in Art.
Our 21 T.rex won’t be the only dinosaurs visiting Norwich this summer. Why not also visit Dippy the Diplodocus on the final leg of his tour at Norwich Cathedral. Find out more here.
How can I plan my route around the trail?
To plan your route please pick up a trail map from one of our city centre distribution hubs listed below or download the map free from our website.
There is a suggested donation of £1 a map to Break charity. You will be able to make your donation in a collection pot at one of the trail map hubs or via our website.
Trail Map Hubs:
Jarrold, Norwich Cathedral, Royal Arcade (all retailers), Stevensons Uniforms, Norwich BID Ambassadors, Wilco Fast Fit (Norwich Stores including: Dereham Rd, Reepham Rd, Riverside Rd, Salhouse Rd, Aylsham Rd), Coleman Opticians Hearing & Vision Centre, Break Retail Shops (Norwich shops including: Taverham, Hellesdon, North Walsham Road, Drayton Road, Dereham Road, Unthank Road, Coleman Road).
Please note: There is not a trail app this year however there will be an app for the GoGoDiscover 2022 trail next summer.
How does the event work?
Each T.rex has been decorated by local and national artists and sponsored by businesses from across the region before taking to the streets for 9 weeks to create and free and engaging trail for all to enjoy.
Will there be a sticker book this year?
There won't be a sticker book this year but watch this space for the county-wide GoGoDiscover trail due 2022!
Is it safe to visit?
We have followed current local Government COVID 19 guidelines to ensure that our trail is safe and accessible for all.
Covered each sculpture in a microbial varnish which stops 99% of germs spreading
Added safety guidance signs to each of our external plinths and trail map
Arranged for regular cleaning and maintenance for each sculpture throughout the trail period.
Worked with sculpture host venues to ensure that each visitor is aware of their own personal guidelines
Please make sure you use hand sanitizer, keep a safe distance between yourself and other visitors and do not visit if you are showing any symptoms of COVID 19. Thank you
How can I get involved?
Why are there only 21 sculptures?
GoGoDiscover will return in summer 2022 for the second half of the two year trail of prehistoric proportions with even more T.rex in Norwich and Steppe Mammoth sculptures across Norfolk to raise funds for children’s charity Break.
The GoGoDiscover county trail celebrates the Deep History Coast and Norfolk being home to the discovery of the largest and oldest mammoth ever found in Britain.
There will also be a GoGoDiscover Learning & Community Programme in partnership with Dipple & Conway Opticians, with a smaller ‘Breaksasaurus’ T.rex joining the larger sculptures in Norwich.
To find out more or to get involved in GoGoDiscover 2022 visit https://www.break-charity.org/gogodiscover-2022/
When can I visit Dippy in the Cathedral?
Monday to Friday - 10am-4pm
Friday evening - 7pm-9pm
Saturday - 9.30am-5.30pm.
Sunday - closed
What happens to the sculptures at the end of the 2021 trail?
The GoGoDiscover 2021 T.rex will return in summer 2022 for the second half of the two year trail of prehistoric proportions with even more T.rex in Norwich and Steppe Mammoth sculptures across Norfolk to raise funds for children’s charity Break.
Many of the sculptures will then be auctioned off at a charity auction in Norwich in Autumn 2022.
If I would like to buy a large T.rex at auction how do I go about it?
Most of the T.rex sculptures will be going to auction in October 2022, following the second half of our 2 year trail next year. If you are interested in purchasing a T.rex, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What do the T.rex sculptures measure?
These enormous beasts measure in at 180cm tall and are 220cm long, weighing in at around 80kg before they are attached to their base.
What is GoGoDiscover raising money for?
Break is a charity working across East Anglia to provide a brighter future for children and young people on the edge of care, in care, and leaving care. No one can choose the family or circumstances they’re born into, we believe that with the right care there’s no limit to what they can achieve. At Break, we are committed to providing children with a healthy childhood and the life-long support they need to find their feet and enjoy a bright and successful future.
Why not take on the trail yourself and help to raise vital funds for Break – download our fundraising pack here.
How can I make a donation to Break
Thank you for considering making a donation to Break. You can make a donation via our website here or Text TREX to 70085 to donate £3.*
*Messages cost £3 plus one standard rate message.
What are the sculptures made of?
Wild in Art sculptures are designed as a canvas for art and are made of lightweight, fire-resistant fibreglass. Whilst each sculpture has been robustly tested to withstand any damage – we advise to keep off the sculptures and to please do not climb on them.
I am a business, how can I get involved?
We still have sponsorship opportunities available for the GoGoDiscover trail in summer 2022, if you are interested in getting involved please download a sponsorship brochure here or contact email@example.com.
I am a school or community group, how can I get involved?
We still have limited packages available for our GoGoDiscover 2022 Learning & Community Programme, in partnership with Dipple & Conway Opticians. If you are interested in signing up, please download a brochure here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am an artist, how can I get involved?
Our Call out to Artists for GoGoDiscover 2022 is now open! Anyone can submit designs for our T.rex or Steppe Mammoth sculptures until Midnight 15th August 2021. If you are interested in submitting a design, please download our Artist Information Pack here or contact email@example.com.
Text TREX to 70085 to donate £3
Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message. All proceeds raised go to Break. Alternatively follow the button to below for more ways you can support Break.