Commonwealth Games 2022: Where to join the Perry the mascot trail in Birmingham

There are 18 statues and 8 digital avatars of Perry the Mascot featured across Birmingham in a fun trail - check out all the details here

Birmingham 2022 Games Partners are encouraging visitors and locals to get moving by hitting all the spots where Perry, the official mascot, is located across Birmingham.

There are 17 Perry statues and eight digital avatars plotted around Birmingham - and with the help of some free cutting-edge Deep Screen Technology - you can enjoy a free trail across the city.

This is the first ever trail of this kind in the West Midlands where digital installations have been included. Participants will be able to interact with Perry in a 3D experience.

The custom-made LED installations will encourage participants to imitate his exercises. One of the installations is at the “eye” at New Street Station. Perry can be seen peering out and waving to passers-by to welcome them to the host city.

Perry the mascot

You can get the map for the trail at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Megastore in Centenary Square. It will include a QR code for participants to scan, giving them more information about the trail and an opportunity to donate to the Official Charity Partners of Birmingham 2022.

A 12-year-old girl, Emma Lou, who drew the original design on which Perry is based, has been excited to take part in the trail.

Emma said: “It’s amazing that a special trail has been created and that it features Perry, the mascot that I designed. I can’t wait to take part in the trail and I’m especially excited about seeing the giant digital version of Perry.”

You have until 8 August to spot them all. The campaign is aimed at encouraging families and visitors to get active and join in the celebrations.

Emma Lou

Where to spot Perry?

The statues are located in :

The Square

Jewellery Quarter

St Paul’s Church

Church Street (off Cornwall Street)

Children’s Hospital

Loveday Street

Cathedral Square

Snowhill Plaza

Eastside Park, Curzon Street

Custard Factory, Gibb Street

Hurst Street, Kent Street

The Arcadian

BBC, The Mailbox

Broad Street

Brindley Place, Oozells Square

Centenary Square

Summer Row Birmingham 2022 Megastore (Centenary Square)

New Street (opposite the Birmingham 2022 Store)

Digital Avatars:

Carrs Lane

Colmore Circus

Corporation Street (Cherry Street)

Edgbaston Street

Union Street

Steelhouse Lane

The Priory Queensway

New Street (Central)

Perry, the official mascot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

What have the organisers said about the Perry Trail in Birmingham during the Commonwealth Games?

The trail has been created in partnership with Birmingham City Council and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Maureen Cornish, said: “This trail is another fun way for the people of Birmingham and visitors to embrace our Proud Host City status for the Commonwealth Games.

“I hope many people discover parts of our fantastic City they haven’t been to before, and that the trail generates plenty of funding for the good causes linked to this wonderful project.”

Nicola Turner, Director of Legacy, said: “Perry’s Trail is such a fun way of exploring the city centre and such a wonderful way of celebrating Birmingham’s status as the host city for the Games. We also hope the trail will hope to raise funds for our three official charities.

“The Perry statues and digital installations look amazing and add a final flourish to all of the incredible dressing that we have seen installed over the last few weeks.

“Emma designed the perfect mascot for the Games and he has been part of celebrations across the city, the country and the Commonwealth. Thousands of local children have met Perry in recent months as he’s made special appearances and brought fun and joy to hundreds of school assemblies.”

You can find out more about Perry’s Trail, the Official Charity Partners of Birmingham 2022 and how you can get involved at birmingham2022.com/Perrys-Trail

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