Sponsored by local businesses the art trail helps to showcases all the amazing changes which are happening around the town. New businesses are opening and the area is taking advantage of huge investments. This is a great chance to see what's new or discover the town for the first time. Not far from Manchester, this town has a lot to offer and following the frog trail is a great way to discover everything that is happening.
This is a really fun and enjoyable activity for the whole family. With 19 to find it will keep you busy, however, it is easy to find all the frogs in a few hours of wandering around the town centre. The frogs are big enough not to be missed and are dotted around the town.
There's something interesting to find on each frog
Little children will love following the frog maps which take you to exciting locations around Stockport. The whole adventure has been designed to showcase the town and is a really great way of bringing new people to the area and showing off some of the amazing places around the town. From Merseyway shopping centre to Stockport Town Hall you will see interesting locations.
It was great to see some locations in the town centre which I had never visited before. Redrock is home to an impressive modern cinema and an array of places to eat. Whilst The Peel Centre, across the bridge is a large retail park with lots of great shopping outlets. On my journey around town, I noticed the Hat Museum, the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery and the Market Hall which I will be coming back to visit soon. This is a great way to explore a new place and find some hidden gems you will want to return to.
The whole idea of the trail was to show off the town and let visitors see everything it has to offer. I really love art trails for this reason, it is a great excuse to explore a new area which you otherwise might not have had reason to visit.
Along with the fun photo opportunities, the trial was a great excuse to get out walking and stop for something to eat. If you live local you could visit multiple times to see the frogs and it gives you an excuse to see what else is going on around the town.
Each frog has significance to the area. Some relate to businesses like the Holiday Inn frog wearing his pyjamas whilst others relate to the history of the area such as the frog inspired by Sir Norman Foster the famous British architect.
Come along to Stockport town centre and join in the fun. Maps can be collected from the bus station information office. They are easy to follow and take you on an adventure adults and children will love.
The town centre is easy to get to, there are plenty of car parks, a bus station and train station meaning it can be reached easily from wherever you live. Parking is quite cheap with a 4 hour pass costing £3.60 but if you prefer to escape the traffic make a day of it on the bus and collect your map when you reach the station.
Find out more on the Stockports Giant Leap website where there is more information and the chance to enter a competition after completing the trail.
Don't forget to collect the letters to solve the anagram