RAINY weather didn’t dampen any spirits for snail hunters over the weekend.

Families braced themselves and hit the streets in search of their favourite artistic designs.

The Argus caught up with several families as they made their way through Brighton, with several stopping to look at the charity sculptures in North Laine, The Lanes, Old Steine and in the city centre.

Among those who were out and about was Alicia Kerassitis and her daughter Zara, who stopped for a picture outside the Churchill Square Shopping Centre with the Disco Snail by artist Natalie Guy.

Alicia said: “They are amazing and it is just great for Martlets. There is so much artistic inspiration and it raises so much money.”

Money from the trail will eventually go to the hospice, which provided end of life care.

“They are really fun to go looking for,” Zara said. Her favourite so far was Scoopalicious on the seafront.

Carly Wilkes and Aaron Smart made the most of a break in the weather to go snail hunting with children Ruby and Zachary and their pals Daisy and Summer.

They liked Goldie in East Street by artist Charlie Langhorne, but also loved Snails Can’t Dance by Guy Parker-Rees.

“The rain had stopped, so we thought ‘quick, let’s go’,” Carly said. They had already decided to visit the snails before the rainy weather rolled in, but luckily got their break to enjoy the fresh air.

Aaron said: “It is a part and parcel of the city, which is slightly bohemian and artistic. We loved the Snowdogs, so when we found out the snails were coming we picked this weekend.”

Meanwhile Andy and Becca Marshall were just setting off by Jubilee Library with Woody and Franklin.

The sculpture there was L’Escargot Fantasie by artist Eulus.

Previously they visited the Snowdogs, and said they are snail enthusiasts already.

Andy said: “They are really cool, and it is great to see the reactions of the children when they see the snails.”

Finally Douglas Phillips and Rebecca Labiche were out on the trail with Alison, Jake, Lyla, Emily, Elsie, Katie and Isaac.

They stopped outside Brighton Dome to pose with Slimon, made by artist David Shrigley.

Rebecca said all the children had loved being on the trail, and previously spent the whole day on the Snowdogs trail too.

“Everyone loves it and it is a great thing to do as a family,” she said.

Some of their favourites included Goldie by Charlie Langhorne, and FABtastic by artists from Brandwatch and Specialist Models.