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Gruffalo adventures in the deep dark wood!

Join the fun this summer and take part in the self-led Gruffalo activity trails from 11 April to 30 September.

To mark the 15th anniversary The Gruffalo has partnered with Forestry Commission England to launch 28 activity trails. Aimed to encourage children and families to explore the environment around them, learn more about trees and natural habitats and to respect and enjoy the British woodlands and forests.
On June 7, a series of unique Gruffalo sculptures will be unveiled at 15 of the trail sites. Help the Gruffalo celebrate his birthday by throwing your very own picnic at a woodland near you. Sign up to receive a free party pack.
The full list of trail locations is listed below. For further information about Forestry Commission England and details of specific locations, click here.
Giant Gruffalo sculptures and trails
Alice Holt Forest, Surrey   
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Kent    
Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire   
Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire    
Delamere Forest, Cheshire
Haldon Forest Park, Devon     
Hamsterley, County Durham     
High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Suffolk
Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset 
Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire 
Top Lodge, Fineshade, Northamptonshire   
Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire 
Westonbirt, Gloucestershire     
Whinlatter Forest Park, Cumbria  
Wyre Forest, Worcestershire
Gruffalo activity trails
Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire 
Bolderwood, New Forest, Hampshire
Cardinham Woods, Cornwall
Guisborough Forest, North Yorkshire     
Hicks Lodge, Leicestershire 
Jeskyns Community Woodland, Kent
Kielder Forest, Northumberland  
Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire
Camping in the Forest sites, New Forest, Hampshire
Hollands Wood
Ocknell & Longbeech
11 April – 30 September 2014. No booking is required. Suitable for ages two to six. Trail lengths will vary. Car parking charges will usually apply. Gruffalo trail map available from Forestry Commission sites, cost £2.

Wednesday 28 May 2014



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