Our Sculptures

For over 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.

Creating a buzz

In recognition of the decline of bees, we chose to create our bee straw sculpture to raise awareness of the importance of bees and the wildlife conservation. We have chosen to support the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust by donating 50p of every limited edition white chocolate honeycomb piece sold.

Standing at 40ft tall and weighing in at over 5 tonnes, our bee is made of straw and hand split wood, which is coated in a natural black dye to give him his iconic stripes.

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 did stand tall in the Snugburys field along side the A51.

In 2016, we sold hand-made chocolate carrots in honour of Peter Rabbit which helped raise money for The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, a Cheshire based charity, which provide a variety of programs for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West. As a thank you to our volunteers and to celebrate the relaunch of Peter Rabbit, we held a ’Peter Party’ in 2017 with all profits going to The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

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.

Creating a buzz

In recognition of the decline of bees, we chose to create our bee straw sculpture to raise awareness of the importance of bees and the wildlife conservation. We have chosen to support the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust by donating 50p of every limited edition white chocolate honeycomb piece sold.

Standing at 40ft tall and weighing in at over 5 tonnes, our bee is made of straw and hand split wood, which is coated in a natural black dye to give him his iconic stripes.

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.

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.

Farewell to Peter Rabbit

In August 2016, we created our Peter Rabbit straw sculpture for Beatrix Potters 100th birthday. Sadly he was set alight by arsonists

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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