OxTrail 2024

Join us this summer for an art trail unlike anything Oxfordshire has seen before…

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OxTrail is ‘herding’ your way…

This summer, you will have the chance to take part in Oxford’s first ever sculpture trail, where life-sized and mini herds of oxen will be grazing throughout the county!

OxTrail is a celebration of the culture, places, and people that makes Oxfordshire special. Each bold and beautiful sculpture will be designed by an artist, school, or youth group to help make the herd truly unique.

Following the eight-week trail, the life-sized oxen will go under the hammer at a spectacular auction. All of the funds raised will help to support the work of Sobell House, a cause close to the hearts of many people in Oxfordshire.

We can’t wait to bring you on this ox-traordinary adventure with us!

Dates for the diary


6th July – 29th August, 2024


Join us for an art trail of adventure and delight where a fabulous display of life-sized and mini oxen will be herded into position throughout the county ready for you to visit. Each sculpture has been individually designed by artists and children.


7th – 8th September, 2024

Westgate, Oxford

Our magnificent herd of oxen will be reunited for a final time at our farewell weekend. Gather your friends and family together and help us give our oxen the send-off they deserve!

Whether you’ve completed the trail or haven’t had a chance to meet the oxen yet, this event presents a unique opportunity to see them all at once, and admire the incredible work that our OxTrail artists and local children have put into their designs.

After the farewell weekend, the life-sized oxen will be auctioned off to graze in their forever homes and raise funds for Sobell House Hospice.


13 September, 2024

Saïd Business School, Oxford

Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a life-sized OxTrail ox! Each sculpture will be sold to its forever home in a spectacular and ox-citing live auction.

Every pound raised will help to fund the care Sobell House Hospice provides, so more families in our local community have support at a time when they need it most.