We had a great time exploring the Gruffalo trail earlier in the year, and it proved to be a massive hit with families up and down the country. During spring and summer 2014, more than 10,000 children met the Gruffalo himself and hundreds of thousands followed the Gruffalo activity trails through Forestry Commission England woods and forests.
Ready for winter, The Forestry Commission have now introduced The Gruffalo's Child trails at various locations across the country.
Families across England are invited into the deep dark wood this autumn and winter to find The Gruffalo’s Child, who has followed The Gruffalo out of his comfortable cave for a forest trail adventure.
From 3 October 2014 until February 2015, self-led Gruffalo’s Child activity trails will be located in 24 Forestry Commission forests across England, continuing the nationwide celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the book’s publication.
While following the trail route, children and families can take part in activities based on their favourite book’s characters.
In addition, there will be activity packs available for £2, which will include a foraging bag, a fun-packed activity leaflet, a colouring-in sheet and a special Gruffalo's Child sticker. These special packs will encourage children to learn more about the behaviour of animals in autumn and how they search for food, create shelters and prepare for the cold winter months.
Check out the website to find your nearest trail.
There are some fabulous Gruffalo related goodies around which would make perfect Christmas gifts for any little fan.
The Gruffalo Nature Trail book is packed with activities, fun educational facts and stickers to help enhance their understanding of wildlife. Published by Pan MacMillan it's a great way to bring nature home and learn about the habitat of the forest, alongside the familiar story characters.
The Forestry Shop also has a range of Gruffalo items for sale, including clothing, art and craft sets and other gift items. Make it your first port of call if Christmas shopping for a Gruffalo fan!
Disclosure: We are official bloggers for The Forestry Commission and receive and annual Discovery Pass to visit. We also received a copy of the nature book to review.