A Wild in Art event in support of Heart of Kent Hospice.

Farewell Weekend

Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade Farewell Weekend  *** THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT ACROSS ALL THREE DAYS -we DO NOT  have any tickets available to buy on the day ***

Join all 82 large and small Elmer sculptures for Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade Farewell Weekend from Friday 3 September until Sunday 5 September, to say your very own special goodbye.

Taking place at Lockmeadow, Maidstone, this is your chance to see all of our beautiful Elmer sculptures in one place! You can view all 51 of the large Elmer sculptures and 31 small Elmers from the Learning Herd as they are reunited for the last time.

If you missed any Elmers out on the trail and want to see all the sculptures under one roof in an accessible location, then this is your chance! Plus, if you use the Parade app, you’ll still be able to unlock each Elmer and reveal some exclusive exciting rewards.

We are offering the following one-hour time slots on each day of the Farewell Weekend. 

10:00am to 11:00am – quiet hour

11:15am to 12:15pm

12:30pm to 13:30pm

13:45pm to 14:45pm

15:00pm to 16:00pm

16:15pm to 17:15pm

With limited numbers the first hour of each day will be a dedicated quiet hour providing a quiet calm environment, open to everyone that would prefer reduced sensory stimulation.

Tickets prices:

Adults: £4

Children age 3 to 16 years (under 3’s FREE): £2

Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children /  1 adult and up to 4 children: £10

Concessions (senior citizens and students): £3

Carers (accompanying a disabled ticket holder): FREE

Groups of up to 10 adults: £36

Groups of up to 10 children: £18


Tickets are available to purchase below:


Your booking entitles you to one hour inside the market hall giving you plenty of time to explore all of the sculptures. Please arrive 15 minutes before your designated time slot and bring your confirmation email as proof of your purchase. There will be a queue into the hall, and doors will open just prior to the start of your time slot. 

Lockmeadow Market is located at:

Lockmeadow Market Hall

Lockmeadow Entertainment

Barker Road


Kent ME16 8SF

There is plenty of paid parking onsite with parking FREE on Sundays. Lockmeadow Market Hall is easily accessed via bus and Maidstone Train stations which are less than a mile away. Full details can be found here. 

We want to keep all of our visitors as safe as possible. Please do not attend on the day if you are feeling unwell at all – we can offer a refund for your ticket(s). While we understand that social distancing and face masks are no longer mandatary, we would please ask that you be respectful of everyone and do not crowd around the Elmers, and would prefer face masks to be worn.

Please make use of the hand sanitizers on site. We will be taking a 15 minute break between sessions to ensure the site is as clean as possible. The café onsite will be available for refreshments and there are toilets onsite for your convenience.

Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade

Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade