2 October 2019

Find the Brighton Meerkats

Nine Meerkats are hiding around the streets of central Brighton. The ‘Meerkat Discovery Trail’ is a challenge to try and find them all.

The trail is aimed at young children and their families, but anyone can take part whatever their age.

It's a chance for adults and children to have fun, enjoy being out and about together and learn about the local places where the Meerkats are hiding. There are also stickers to collect along the way.
The Meerkat Trail booklet has a map of the Meerkat locations and details of times they can be seen.

Prizes on offer

Everyone who completes the trail will have a chance of winning a micro-scooter, a family theatre ticket, or a goody bag.

 Each of the Meerkats will be holding something different. Children are encouraged to write down what the Meerkats are holding on the back page of the Meerkat Trail booklet and return it to the council’s transport team by Tuesday 31 December to be in with a chance of winning a prize. 

Two months to find the Meerkats 

The Meerkat Trail will run from Tuesday 1 October until Sunday 1 December 2019, a period which covers the autumn half term holiday. The Meerkats are hiding in nine different locations, including the Jubilee Library Children’s Library and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Some Meerkats can only be seen during the certain opening times.

Marvellous Meerkat Morning 

In addition to the trail there is a special event at Jubilee Library on Saturday 19 October 10am – 1pm. Children will be able to learn about meerkats and take part in a quiz for a chance to win a ticket to Drusillas Park. 

Active Travel funding

The Meerkat Trail is one of the council’s Active Travel initiatives which aim to get children and their families travelling actively and sustainably around Brighton & Hove. This project is supported with funding from the Access Fund for Sustainable Travel from the Department for Transport.