The Owls of Bath app is no longer in action, but led thousands of owl fans across Bath and beyond this summer!

Wake Up Bath’s Sleeping Owls!

The Minerva's Owls of Bath app could be found nesting within the The Bath Directory app.

Each of the 80+ owls contained an interactive beacon and owl fans were tasked with the mission of tracking down all of the owls on the trail and wake up the sleeping flock!

As you approached an owl, it 'woke up' and  information about it, including its photo, artist & sponsor logos and a fun question to answer popped up on your phone.

The Owls of Bath app was free to download and offered a brilliant way of exploring the city whilst tracking down all the owls in the 'parliament' this summer! What a hoot!


Minerva’s Owls of Bath App

The App was downloaded from QR codes on each owl's plinth and owl fans followed the interactive map around Bath and the surrounding region. Anyone who visited all 82 owls and answers their questions correctly will go into a draw to win a luxury pampering break in the World Heritage city!


The Big Hoot App Prize

The Big Hoot Prize includes 2-nights in the boutique Abbey Hotel in the heart of Bath; Exclusive Prosecco Package for Two in the thermal Cross Bath; a Taste of Bath hamper, a family ticket to the Owls Hoot Farewell weekend on 29/30 September (cost of entry refunded), a goodie bag of Owls of Bath merchandise, including colouring books, posters and mugs; a night's dinner B&B at the 16th century Swan Hotel in nearby historic Bradford on Avon and a round of golf for four at the award-winning Cumberwell Park - home to real Little Owls!

The prize is for the person who visits all 82 owls and correctly answers their questions.  In the event that a number of people complete the trail, one winner will be randomly selected at the Hoot Farewell weekend at midday on Sunday 30th September by Olympic Gold Medallist Amy Williams MBE.

If you have seen 82 owls and completed the trail, please email a screen grab of your final owls score to info@minervasowls.org with your contact number.  Good luck!

Private hire of the Cross Bath with Prosecco for the lucky winner!

2 nights at the Abbey Hotel in the centre of Bath included in the prize

'Waking up' The Owl and the Pussycat in SouthGate Bath. Beacons inside the owls sent information about the owls to your phone as you approach!

About the App

  • Interactive beacons in each owl send sponsor and artist info to your phone.
  • A fun way to explore the City and track down all the owls.
  • Find out about each owl’s sponsor, artist and location.
  • Solve questions to wake the owls and complete the treasure hunt.
  • Receive rewards and prizes for finding owls and Owl Sponsor special offers.
  • Multi-lingual app and directory attractive for visitors.
  • The Owl App is produced by Bath-based BLISPA

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