Worcester is set to bid farewell to its elephants this weekend as the Big Parade sadly comes to an end. 

The decorated sculptures will be removed by 5pm this Sunday, marking the end of an eight-week stay in the city centre.

The six-mile trail, which features 30 large elephants, 36 smaller calf sculptures, and two interactive digital installations, has proven a smash hit with both residents and visitors across Worcester, with people queuing up to get their snaps with every member of the herd. 

More than 2,400 selfies with vibrant giants have been shared via the Big Parade app, with over 212,000 virtual elephants collected by trail chasers.

Revellers now have a limited time left to appreciate the multicoloured sculptures before they disappear from the city centre. 

However, they won't be gone for good. 

Worcestershire County Cricket Club will host two Farewell Events, where all elephants – large and small – will be seen together for the first and last time before they are auctioned off to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

The Farewell Events take place from September 30 – October 3, and again from Ocbtober 7 – October 10.

Sara Matthews, Project Lead for Worcester’s Big Parade and Business Development Manager at St Richard’s Hospice, who organised the parade, said: "It has been an absolute joy to bring our herd of technicolour elephants to the city this summer.

"While we will be sad to see them leave the city on Sunday, we look forward to our Farewell Events taking place at Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

"After the Farewell Events, the giant elephants – and one ele-baby – will be auctioned to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

"The ele-babies will return to the groups and schools which decorated them as a lasting memento of the project.

"We would like to say an ele-fantastic ‘thank you’ to everyone who’s visited Worcester’s Big Parade and supported St Richard’s Hospice this summer!”