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Wave a final farewell to the Rockets!  


LOROS Hospice Leicester



From 19th July – 26th September, 40 spectacular giant Rocket sculptures will weave a trail of discovery across the city like never before. 

Will you find them all? 


Join the mission to have the best summer ever!

Get involved in our space-tastic programme of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy.


Download the Rocket Round Leicester app to begin your quest in unlocking all the sculptures for exciting rewards! You can also pick up a Trail Map from our Trail Hub shop in Highcross.


Keep up to date with the latest Rocket Round Leicester news.

Access exclusive content from our talented artists, celebrate fundraising achievements and explore the latest updates. 


LOROS Hospice’s flagship fundraising event, Rocket Round Leicester, is here! A stellar fleet of 40 giant Rocket sculptures have formed an epic art trail across the city’s streets and open spaces from 19th July – 26th September. It’s going to be OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD!

Standing at almost 8ft in height, these spectacularly-decorated sculptures steer a voyage of discovery like never before. Each sculpture has been designed by an incredible artist and sponsored by a local business, will you find them all?

Be sure to check out our Junior Jet sculptures on their very own special trail across the city’s cultural and community hubs. These miniature Rockets have been designed by local schools and community groups and they really have blown us away!

The adventure doesn’t stop there as throughout the trail, we have an exciting programme of events for you to complete your mission of having the best summer ever. Check out our Events page for more details.

Don’t forget to pick up a trail map from our Trail Hub shop in Highcross or download the Rocket Round Leicester app for £1.99 and begin your quest in unlocking the sculptures for exciting rewards. A percentage of the proceeds goes towards patient care at LOROS.

This unique event is brought to you and the city of Leicester by LOROS Hospice and Wild in Art.

Latest News

20th September 2021

Unbelievably, it’s the FINAL week of the Rocket Round Leicester Art Trail! Ten weeks has zoomed by in a flash. We hope you’ve managed to see all 40 amazing Rockets and 35 mini Junior Jets! If not, don’t forget y....
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13th September 2021

It’s CHALLENGE WEEK on the Rocket Round Leicester trail! And with just TWO weeks of trail left, what will you take on for LOROS?  This week we’ll be cheering on a group of intrepid space cadets who are literall....
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6th September 2021

From Monday 6th-12th September it’s LOROS week here on the Rocket Round Leicester trail! We’ll be showing you why LOROS is such an amazing place, and how you can show your support for the charity! Anna Shutt is a ....
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30th August 2021

This week it’s Love Local on our Rocket Round Leicester trail! We’re zooming in on a local artist that created an AMAZING Rocket and who lives in Leicestershire! Katy Dynes’ Rocket, Celebrating Community which is s....
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23rd August 2021

Rockets and the environment may not seem an obvious mix, but here at #RocketRoundLeicester we are blown away by all the eco-friendly activity going on during GREEN WEEK, 23rd August to 29th August! Have you made it to....
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16th August 2021

It’s been all systems go on the Rocket trail since we launched, so this week we’re calming things down with Wellness Week, running from Monday 16th August to Sunday 22nd August. Every space cadet needs to recharge th....
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9th August 2021

Ground control to Major Tom! With so many amazing songs inspired by space, it’s no surprise that Monday 9th August to Sunday 15th August is MUSIC WEEK here at Rocket Round Leicester! We have a host of music-related sp....
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1st August 2021

From Monday 2nd July - Sunday 8th July, it's SPACE WEEK here at Rocket Round Leicester. We’re sure you’ll agree that rockets are pretty epic! However, their space-tastic appeal isn't the only reason we chose them... ....
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22nd July 2021

Alongside the epic Rocket Round Leicester art trail, there are 10 different themed weeks and a tankful of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. From 26th - 31st July, it's Creative Week! Art is at....
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19th July 2021

The city will come alive this summer with the arrival of 40 individually designed, hand-painted giant Rocket sculptures as part of the Rocket Round Leicester art trail. Organised by local charity LOROS Hospice, together ....
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14th July 2021

To celebrate LOROS Hospice’s 2021 flagship fundraising event Rocket Round Leicester, a Loughborough brewery has launched an incredible ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ golden ale. A percentage of the proceeds will be do....
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14th July 2021

We’re over-the-moon to announce our opening of the Rocket Round Leicester Trail Hub shop! Located in the upper-mall of Highcross Shopping Centre (near to Jo Malone London), the Trail Hub shop will be open from Thursday....
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Presenting Partners

Leicester City Council
BID Leicester

Official Supporters

Leicester City Football Club
GEM Radio
Highcross Leicester
Mattioli Woods Plc
Trucklink EU – Official Logistics Partner

Rocket Sponsors

University of Leicester
Oadby Plastics
Incite video
Parkers “The Parts People”
Mather Jamie Limited
De Montfort University
Novotel & Adagio Leicester Hotel & NineB Restaurant
OEM Automatic Ltd
Harlow Bros Ltd
Spectrum Health
Dunelm Soft Furnishings Ltd
Cambridge & Counties Bank
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
Marcol Ltd
Emerson Automation Solutions
Fleet Auction Group
Spire Leicester Hospital
Morningside Pharmaceuticals
Welcomm Communications
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