Sculptures 2018-04-09T10:21:59+00:00

Our Sculptures

For almost 20 years, with the help of our great friend and talent Mike Harper Director of Harbook Engineering, we have been building amazing sculptures in our field which sits alongside the A51 Chester Road.

What does this have to do with ice cream? Well, not a lot, we just enjoy making them and love how much pleasure other people get from them!! Having said that with each new sculpture we have great fun making look alike ice cream cones. These in turn help to raise money for annually chosen charity.

Potter in…

2016 marked 150 years since the birth of one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors Beatrix Potter.

Our whole family (including our Gran) grew up listening to the stories of Peter and his friends, we therefore felt it was only fitting to dedicate our 2016 straw sculpture to Beatrix Potter.

Sadly at the beginning of 2017 Peter Rabbit was set alight by an arsonist. The support from the local community was incredible and within a matter of days we had received hundreds of messages, emails and letters of support from all over the country. With the help of volunteers and donations Peter was rebuilt in Spring 2017 and still stands tall in the Snugburys field along side the A51.

Snugburys charity . . . 

Peter Rabbit has helped raise money for The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust. The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust are a Cheshire based charity, who provide a variety of programs for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.

In 2016 we sold hand-made chocolate carrots for ice creams, with all profits from the chocolate carrots going to The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

To celebrate the relaunch of Peter Rabbit and thank our volunteers, in 2017 we held a Peter Party and donated all profits to The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

A FEW FACTS ABOUT STRAW PETER..

·    In total around 1,000 man hours were spent creating the original feature.

·    The metal frame was fabricated by the talented team at Harbrook and a team of 10 ‘Snugburys stuffers’ worked on Peter’s fur and jacket.

·    The inspiration for the blue jacket came from recycling the blue bags our packaging arrives in. We hand wove a thin layer of blue bags over the straw and we are really pleased with the outcome (With special thanks to Parkers Packaging for supplying the extra bags required!)

·    The whole structure weighs in at an impressive 8 tonne.

·    Peter stands at 38 ft tall. With his 10 ft carrot and 10 ft ears!

Dalick – Who’s for ice cream

WHO saw our straw DaLICK?

As many people know 2013 was the 50th Anniversary of Dr Who!

We were inundated with suggestions to create something to celebrate this iconic event.

After numerous discussions between the Sadler’s (Snugburys Family) and Mike Harper from Harbrook Engineering, we all decided a 35ft Dalek made from straw would look pretty cool!

We believe it took around 700 man-hours to fabricate the steel frame, pack the straw and, for the first time ever, introduce moving parts and audio.

The feature was made from approximately 6 tonnes of straw and 5 tonnes of steel. We created a ‘DaLICK’ ice cream cone, which along with other donations helped raise over £3,000 for Cancer Research UK!

Meerkat 2010

Our Meerkat was thirty six feet tall, that’s 30 times bigger than his African cousins! He really did have his own personality as he proudly surveyed the Cheshire plains over summer 2010.

Snugburys meerkat supported the Railway Children and over 2010/11 raised £2,880.

Our Sculptures

For over 10 years, with the help of our great friend and talent Mike Harper Director of Harbook Engineering, we have been building amazing sculptures in our field which sits along side the A51 Chester Road.

What does this have to do with ice cream?? Well, not a lot, we just enjoy making them and love how much pleasure other people get from them!! Having said that, each year we have great fun making ice cream cones which look like our sculptures. These in turn help to raise money for a select charity.

Potter in…

2016 marks 150 years since the birth of one of the world’s best-loved
children’s authors Beatrix Potter.

Our whole family (including our Gran) grew up listening to the stories of
Peter and his friends, we therefore felt it was only fitting to dedicate this
years straw sculpture to Beatrix Potter.

A FEW FACTS ABOUT STRAW PETER..

The girls at Snugburys and Mike Harper from Harbook Engineering have been working on the project since March this year.

In total around 1,000 man hours have been spent creating the feature.

The metal frame was fabricated by the talented team at Harbrook and a team of 10 ‘Snugburys stuffers’ worked on Peter’s fur and jacket.

The inspiration for the blue jacket came from recycling the blue bags our packaging arrives in. We hand wove a thin layer of blue bags over the straw and we are really pleased with the outcome (With special thanks to Parkers Packaging for supplying the extra bags required!)

The whole structure weighs in at an impressive 8 tonne.

Peter stands at 38 ft tall. With his 10 ft carrot and 10 ft ears!

Dalick – Who’s for ice cream

WHO saw our straw DaLICK?

As many people know 2013 was the 50th Anniversary of Dr Who!

We were inundated with suggestions to create something to celebrate this iconic event.

After numerous discussions between the Sadler’s (Snugburys Family) and Mike Harper from Harbrook Engineering, we all decided a 35ft Dalek made from straw would look pretty cool!

We believe it took around 700 man-hours to fabricate the steel frame, pack the straw and for the first time ever introduce moving parts and audio.

The feature was made from approximately 6 tons of straw and 5 tons of steel. We created a ‘DaLICK’ ice cream cone, which along with other donations helped raise over £3,000 for Cancer Research UK!

Meerkat 2010

Zig-Zag

Our Meerkat was thirty six feet tall, that’s 30 times bigger than his African cousins! He really did have his own personality as he proudly surveyed the Cheshire planes over summer 2010. Snugburys meerkat supported the Railway Children and over 2010/11 raised £2,880.

Coneastrawus 2003

A dinosaur again strides across the Cheshire plains. This Ice Cream eating Coneastrawus was conceived from an idea by Liz Considine and

Millennium Wheel 2005

Our steel and straw Millennium Wheel proved to be a huge success. It featured in Hello Magazine, Metro Magazine, The Farmers Guardian, Manchester

Dish of the Day 2007

As 2007 was the 10 anniversary of our straw sculptures we held a competition to find inspiration for our creation. Our competition

Windmill 2008

A GIANT straw windmill dominating the skyline at Snugburys ice cream farm in Hurleston was a runner-up in a Chronicle competition. The

Big Ben 2009

Big Ben was a BIG success... Our 2009 straw feature was built in celebration of the Westminster Clock Tower’s 150th birthday. Snugburys

Meerkat 2010

Our Meerkat was thirty six feet tall, that’s 30 times bigger than his African cousins! He really did have his own personality

Howdy Partners!

Our cowboy feature stood at over 20 feet tall. It was made of weather resistant Cor-ten steel, the same steel the Angel

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