Have You Explored Any Of the Amazing Gruffalo Trails Yet ?

Like everyone we are currently searching for places to visit that are outdoors, not too expensive and have plenty of space for social distancing, one of the places that ticks all the boxes are Gruffalo Trails, there are various trails, some involving wooden carvings, others virtual Gruffalo spotters Trails which are great fun, so if you are wondering is there is a gruffalo trail near me, read on to discover exactly where they are.

Most of the Gruffalo Trails are found at Forestry England locations, although they are very popular, so you may find some extras popping up throughout the country.

Gruffalo Spotters Trails To Discover

What is a Gruffalo Spotters Trail ?

Gruffalo Spotters Trail is an augmented reality experience, that allows you to interact with the characters from The Gruffalos Child throughout the forest, simply by downloading the app and pointing it at the markers along the route.

You can download the app from the app store HERE or Google Play HERE

Ensure you download the app before you arrive and make sure your battery is fully charged before the adventure begins, when you are pointing your device at the marker, ensure you keep it in place until the animal has moved to the bottom of the screen (we didn’t for the first part and had to retrace our steps to redo it!)

You can purchase an activity pack to take along with you, they cost £3.50 and include a gruffalo mask and paws, activity booklet, stickers, pencil for completing the booklet and a crayon to assist with the rubbings at each marker (the boys loved seeing the pictures appear!)

Gruffalo Sculpture Trails To Explore

What is a Gruffalo Sculpture Trail ?

Take a walk in the deep, dark woods to see what creatures you can find, each of the Gruffalo wooden statues are in a different pose, why not plot a Gruffalo Map when you’re on your holidays and see if you can grab a photo of each of them. Not all of the sculpture trails have all of the characters as sculptures, some are pictures.

Have You tried Gruffalo Orienteering ?

What is Gruffalo Orienteering ?

Looking for a fun, navigational challenge at a forest near you using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood as quickly as possible. Then you need to try Gruffalo orienteering. Answer questions along the way and gain valuable skills in decision making and map reading.

Before you begin the trail, pick up a Gruffalo orienteering leaflet with a certificate and map for just £1.50. There are 12 locations across the UK offering Gruffalo Orienteering.

Its a great, fun activity for the whole family, and the perfect place to teach children how to map read in an enjoyable way.

Alice Holt Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, GU10 4LS

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Alice Holt – This 1.5km trail starts at the Go Ape, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Alice Holt Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Find the Gruffalo sculptures along the Willows Green Trail. Each sculptures has been carved in a different position completely unique to Alice Holt Forest, and they bring this much-loved story to life in the forest.

What else is at Alice Holt : Cafe (takeaway only), Play Trail, Play Area, Toilets, Changing Places Facilities, Easy access Trail, Dog wash Picnic Area, Visitor Centre, Park Run, Go Ape

Dogs Allowed : YES

Opening Hours : May to September 8am – 9pm, October 8am – 7pm, November 8am – 6pm, December to February 8am – 5pm, March 8am – 6pm, April 8am – 7pm

Parking : £3 up to 1 hr, £5 up to 2hrs, £7 up to 3 hrs, £9 up to 4 hrs, £12 All Day (Peak)

£2 up to 1 hr, £3.50 up to 2hrs, £5 up to 3 hrs, £6.50 up to 4 hrs, £8 All Day (Off Peak)

Bedgebury Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, TN17 2SJ

Photo Credit : Emily and Indiana

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Bedgebury -This 1.6km trail starts at the visitors centre, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Bedgebury Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Visit the visitor centre information office for clues on where to find the sculptures. Bedgebury National Pinetum is 128 hectares and the seven large wooden Gruffalo sculptures are hiding amongst the trees. The Gruffalo, Gruffalo’s child, Fox, Mouse, Snake, Squirrel and Owl are spread out across the whole pinetum.

Check out Bedgebury Gruffalo Spotters Trail Review

What else is at Bedgebury Pinetum : Toilets, Cafe (takeaway only), Play areas, Bike Shop,Go Ape, Bike Hire

Dogs Allowed : YES

Opening Hours : everyday at 8am except Christmas Day. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.

Parking : £14 (Peak) £10 (Off Peak) £3.50 Early Bird (any day 8am-11am)

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Beechenhurst

Speech House Road, Coleford, GL16 7EL

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Beechenhurst – This 1.6km trail starts at the visitors centre, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

What else is at Beechenhurst : 4 walking trails, Go Ape, Play Area, Cafe, family cycle trail, toilets, baby changing facilities, picnic area.

Opening Hours : Open every day except Christmas Day. The site opens at 8:00am every day

Dos Allowed : YES

Closing Time : November to February – 5:00pm, March – 6:30pm, April – 8:00pm, May to August – 9:00pm, September – 7:30pm, October – 6:30pm

Parking : £3 Up to 2hrs, £5 up to 4hrs, £7 All Day (Peak)

£2 Up to 2hrs, £4 up to 4hrs, £5 All Day (Off Peak)

Cannock Chase Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Cannock Chase – This 1.6km trail starts at Birches Valley Forest Centre, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Cannock Chase Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – The Gruffalo can be found by following the Ladyhill Trail.

Cannock Chase Gruffalo Orienteering – There’s a few temporary diversions on the Gruffalo Orienteering course, please look out for the signs when on the course.

What else is at Cannock Chase : 4 walking trails, 4 cycling trails, Go Ape, Forest Segway, Orienteering, dog activity trail, play areas, picnic areas, cafe, toilets, baby changing facilities, cycle hire

Dogs Allowed : YES

Opening Hours : Open every day except Christmas Day. January – 7:30am to 5:00pm, February/March – 7:30am to 6:00pm, April – 7:30am to 8:00pm, May-August – 7:30am to 9:00pm, September – 7:30am to 8:00pm, October – 7:30am to 7:00pm, November/December – 7:30am to 5:00pm

Parking : £3 up to 1hr, £5 up to 2hrs, £8 All Day

Dalby Forest Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Dalby Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Dalby – For this 2km trail you will need to drive to the trail start at the World Cup Car Park near Adderstone Field , you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Dalby Forest Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Find the Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child in Adderstone play area

Dalby Forest Gruffalo Orienteering – Try the fun, navigational challenge at Dalby Forest using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. Map and certificate £1.50 from the visitor centre

What else is at Dalby Forest : 13 walking trails, 6 cycling trails, 4 running trails, visitor centre, shop, 2 play areas, Go Ape, Cafe, bike shop and hire, activity centre, toilets, bike wash, baby changing, picnic area

Dogs Allowed : YES

Opening Hours : Open every day 8am-8pm except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Parking : £9 until 4pm, £5 after 4pm (Peak) £5 All Day (Off Peak)

Delamere Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, CW8 2HZ

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Delamere – This 1.6km trail starts at the Trail Header, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Delamere Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – You can find the Gruffalo by following the Blakemere or Linmere walking trails or the Whitemoor or Hunger cycling trails.

Delamere Gruffalo Orienteering – Try the fun, navigational challenge at Delamere Forest using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. Map and certificate £1.50 from Tracs bike shop and the café.

What else is at Delamere : 3 walking trails, 2 cycling trails, Orienteering, Go Ape, Segway, Nordic Walking, bike hire, cafe, picnic area, toilets, changing places facilities, baby changing.

Dogs Welcome : YES

Opening Hours : Summer opening times: 8:00am to 8:00pm. Winter opening times: 8:00am to 5:00pm. Times change the Monday after the clocks change.

Parking : There are various car parks to use. Forest Centre – £3 1hr, £5 up to 2hrs, £8 All Day. Treetops – £3 1hr, £5 up to 2hrs, £8 All Day. Whitefield – £2 1hr, £4 up to 2hrs, £6 All Day.

Fineshade Woods Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Top Lodge, Fineshade, Near Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3BB

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Fineshade
Photo Credit : The Mum Diaries

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Fineshade – This 3km trail starts at the top of the car park, by the trail heads. you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Check out Fineshade Woods Gruffalo review

Fineshade Wood Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Head to the visitor centre for clues to find the Gruffalo. If you venture into the deep dark wood you may bump into the Gruffalo.

Fineshade Wood Gruffalo Orienteering – Try the fun, navigational challenge at Fineshade Wood using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. Maps are available from Grounds Cafe for £1.50

What else is at Fineshade Wood : 3 walking trails, family cycling trail, 1 horse riding trail, play areas, picnic area, cafe, cycle hire, toilets, bird hide, baby changing facilities, wildlife hide.

Dogs Allowed : YES

Opening Hours : Open every day from 8am except Christmas Day.

Parking : £2 Up to 1hr, £4 up to 2hrs, £6 All Day

Grizedale Forest Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Grizedale – This 1.5km trail starts at the visitors centre, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Grizedale Gruffalo Orienteering : Try the fun, navigational challenge at Grizedale Forest using a simple map to find 12 Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. Maps are available from the Visitor Information for £1.50.

What else is at Grizedale : sculpture in the forest, 10 walking trails, 9 cycle trails, Go Ape, Forest Segway, Cafe, picnic areas, bike hire, play area, art exhibition.

Dogs Allowed : YES

Opening Hours : The forest is open 7 days a week, dawn til dusk

Parking : Visitor Centre and Kennels car parks (Pay on exit system) – £2.20 up to 1hr, each additional 20 minutes 50p, £8 All Day. Moor Top and Bogle car parks – currently no charge

Gruffalo Orienteering at Haldon Forest Park

Haldon Forest Park, Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR

Gruffalo Trail Haldon Forest
Photo Credit : See Stay Explore

Haldon Forest offers just the Gruffalo Orienteering.

Gruffalo Orienteering Haldon Forest – Head off the beaten track with the fun, navigational challenge at Haldon Forest. Use a Gruffalo-themed orienteering map to find twelve markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. If you’re feeling competitive, choose to run, walk (or skip!) the course against the clock.

You can read more about Haldon Forest Review

What else is at Haldon Forest : Nordic walking, running trails, walking trails, Yurt Hire, cycling trails, discovery trail, forest find, Go Ape Tree Top Adventure, Go ape Treetop Challenge, harcombe horse riding trails, forest segway, picnic areas, toilets, bike wash, cycle hire, bird hide, play area, baby changing facilities, cafe.

Dogs Allowed : YES

Opening Hours : The forest is open every day except Christmas Day 7am – 9pm.

Parking : £4 up to 2hrs, £6 up to 4hrs, £8 All Day (Peak) £3 up to 2hrs, £4 up to 4hrs, £6 All day (Off Peak)

Hamsterley Forest Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Bedburn, Hamsterley, DL13 3NL

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Hamsterley – This 2.5km trail starts at the visitors centre, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Hamsterley Forest Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Head to the visitor centre for clues to find the Gruffalo. Each wooden sculpture has been carved in a different position – can you find them all?

What else is at Hamsterley Forest : 4 walking trails, 4 cycling trails, 2 horse riding trails, Play areas, Cafe, Visitor Information Point, Descend Bike Park, baby changing, toilets, picnic area.

Opening Hours : dawn to dusk

Parking : £2 up to 1 hr, £6 All day (Off Peak) £10 All Day (Peak)

Hicks Lodge Gruffalo Spotters Trail

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Swadlincote, LE65 2UP

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Hicks Lodge – This 2km trail begins at the start of the Lake Loop, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

What else is at Hicks Lodge : 1 waking trail, 2 cycling trails, 1 seasonal horse riding trail, play area, cycle hire, cafe, picnic area, toilets, bird hide, baby changing facilities, wildlife hide.

Opening Hours : Open every day from 8am except Christmas Day.

Parking : £2 Up to 1hr, £4 up to 2hrs, £6 All Day

High Lodge Gruffalo Trail Experiences

High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon, IP27 0AF

Gruffalo Spotters Trail High Lodge – This 1.2km trail starts by the Pine, Fir and Heritage Trails, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

High Lodge Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Head to the visitor centre for clues to find the Gruffalo. Each wooden sculpture has been carved in a different position – can you find them all ?

What else is at High Lode Forest Centre : 4 walking/Running Trails, 3 Cycling Trails, Go Ape, Forest Segway, Play Areas, Picnic Areas, Cafe, Archery, Toilets, Bird Hide, baby changing facilities, bike wash, cycle hire, BBQs.

Opening Hours : Open every day except Christmas Day. Please note that last entry is at 6pm.

Parking : £3 early bird exit before 11am, £2 up to 1hr, £5 up to 2hrs, £8 up to 3hrs, £10 up to 4hrs, £12.50 All Day

Jeskyns Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Henhurst Road, Cobham, Kent, DA12 3AN

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Jeskyns – This 1.2km trail starts 100m south of the cafe, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

What else is at Jeskyns Community Woodland : 5 walking trails, play areas, picnic areas, cafe (takeaway only), dog activity trail, horse trail.

Opening Hours : The car park is open daily from 7am to dusk (closing times varies seasonally, check on site signs).

Parking : £1.50 up to 1 hr, £2.50 up to 2 hours, £3.50 all day.

Kielder Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Kielder Castle, Kielder, NE48 1ER

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Kielder – This 2.4km trail starts at the castle, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Kielder Castle Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Head to the visitor centre for clues to find the Gruffalo. If you venture into the deep dark wood you may bump into the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s Child plus other characters from the story.

What else is at Kielder Castle : Part of Kielder Water and Forest Park, 5 walking trails, 7 cycling trails, cafe (takeaway only), Cycle hire, Picnic areas, toilets, baby changing facilities.

Opening Hours : visitor centre is currently closed for refurbishment.

Parking : Main Car Park £1.50 1hr, £5 All Day. Forest Drive (Toll road) £3 All Day. Forest Drive Toll and Car Park £7 All Day.

Mallards Pike Gruffalo Orienteering

Mallards Pike, Parkend, Gloucestershire, GL15 4HD

Gruffalo Orienteering Mallards Pike : Try the fun, navigational challenge at Mallards Pike using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. The trail length is 2km

What else is at Mallards Pike : 3 Walking trails, 2 Running trails, Go Ape Treetop Challenge, Forest Segway, Picnic area, Lakeside café, toilets, baby changing facilities.

Dogs Welcome : YES

Opening Hours : Open every day except Christmas Day. The site opens at 8.00 every day and the closing times are November to February – 5pm, March – 6:30pm, April – 8pm, May to August – 9pm, September – 7:30pm, October – 6:30pm.

Parking : £3 up to 2hrs, £5 up to 4hrs, £7 All Day, £2 Early bird – exit before 10.30am and After 5pm (Peak) £2 up to 2hrs, £4 Up to 4hrs, £5 All Day, £1 Early bird – exit before 10.30am and After 5pm (Off Peak)

Moors Valley Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Moors Valley -This 2km trail starts at the beginning of the play trail, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Moors Valley Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Find the Gruffalo sculptures in the wooden picnic area. Each wooden sculpture has been carved in a different position – can you find them all?

What else is at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest : 2 walking trails, 5 cycling trails, children’s play trail, play areas, Toilets, Restaurant, visitor centre, bike hire, steam railway, picnic areas.

Opening Hours : From 8am daily (except Christmas Day)

Parking : £4 1hr, £8 up to 2hrs, £11 up to 4hrs, £12 up to 5hrs, £15 All Day (Peak)

£2.80 1 hr, £5.50 up to 2hrs, £7.98 up to 4hrs, £9.50 up to 5hrs, £10.50 All Day (Off Peak)

Salcey Forest Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Wooton Road, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Salcey Forest – This 1.2km trail starts at the information point, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Salcey Forest Gruffalo Orienteering – Try the fun, navigational challenge at Salcey Forest using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. Map and certificate £1.50 from the visitor centre between 10am and 2pm daily.

What else is at Salcey Forest : 3 walking trails, 1 cycle trail, 1 horse riding trail, archery and axe throwing, play areas, picnic area, cafe, cycle hire, toilets, baby changing facilities.

Opening Hours : Open every day except Christmas Day.

Nov – Mar 8am – 5pm, Apr – Oct 8am – 9pm

Parking : £2 Up to 1hr and Saturday early bird 8am-11am, £4.00 up to 2hrs, £6 All Day

Sherwood Pines Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Kings Clipstone, Nottingham, NG21 9JL

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Sherwood Pines – This 2km trail starts by the classroom, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Sherwood Pines Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Head to the visitor centre for clues to find the Gruffalo. Find all of the carved wooden Gruffalo characters along the trail.

Sherwood Pines Gruffalo Orienteering : Enjoy the fun, navigational challenge at Sherwood Pines by following the easy to read map and finding twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. Before you begin, head to the Visitor Centre to pick up a Gruffalo orienteering leaflet with a certificate and map for just £1.50.

What else is at Sherwood Pines : 3 walking trails, 3 cycling trails, 2 running trails, disc golf, bushcraft activities, bike park and skills loop, Go Ape, Forest Segway, Nordic walking, play areas, orienteering, cafe, bike hire, picnic areas, toilets, baby changing facilities.

Dogs Allowed : YES

Opening Hours : Open every day except Christmas Day. Winter opening hours are 8:00am until 6:00pm. Spring/Summer opening hours are 8:00am until 10:00pm.

Parking : £3 up to 1hr, £5 up to 2hrs, £8 All Day.

Wendover Woods Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Upper Icknield Way, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, HP22 5NQ

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Wendover – This 2km trail starts at the information point, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Wendover Woods Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Head to the information point for a clue about where to find the sculptures! If you venture into the deep dark wood you may bump into the Gruffalo.

Wendover Gruffalo Orienteering : Try the fun, navigational challenge at Wendover Woods using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. The course is approximately 1.5k and has some gentle inclines, declines and a small set of steps on the route.

What else is at Wendover Woods : Toilets, Play Area, Cafe (takeaway only), Walking Trails, Cycling Trails, Go Ape.

Dogs Allowed : YES

Opening Hours : everyday at 8am except Christmas Day. Last entry is at 6.30pm

Closing time : 9 April 2021 to 23 September 2021 – 7pm. 24 September 2021 to 21 October – 6pm. 22 October 2021 to 24 February 2022 – 5pm

Parking : £2.70 up to 2 hours, £5 up to 4 hours and £10 over 4 hours

Westonbirt Gruffalo Trail Experiences

The National Arboretum, Tetbury, GL8 8QS

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Westonbirt This 2.5km trail starts near the restaurant, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as various, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Westonbirt Arboretum Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Head to the visitor centre for a clue where to find the sculptures! Please note that the majority of the sculptures are located in the ‘dog free’ area in the Old Arboretum, so dogs are not permitted on this trail.

What else is at Westonbirt Arboretum : Toilets, Changing Places facilities, Play Area, Bird Hide, Cafe, Shop, Picnic Area, Visitor centre.

Opening Hours : open every day, except Christmas day, from 9am. Entry time-slots are every 20 minutes, 9am – 4.20pm, last entry 4.40pm. Closes at 5pm

Parking : There is no parking charges, but there is an entry fee.

Entry Fee : March – September & November £11 Adult, £7 Student, £4 Child 5-18 Under 5 Free. October 2021 – £15 Adult, £10 Student, £4 Child 5-18 Under 5 Free. December – February £8 Adult, £5 Student, £3 Child 5-18 Under 5 Free.

Whinlatter Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Whinlatter Pass, Keswick, CA12 5TW

Gruffalo Spotters Trail Whinlatter – This 1.5km trail starts at the visitors centre, you can purchase the activity pack for £3.50, the grade is classed as Easy, recommended age 3-9 years, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Whinlatter Forest Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – Head to the visitor centre for a clue where to find the sculptures! Each sculpture has been carved in a different position – can you find them all?

What else is at Whinlatter Forest : 9 walking trails, 3 cycling trails, 2 Running trails – 5k & 10, play areas, Visitor Information & Forest Shop, Go Ape, Segway, Cafe, Bike hire, Tramper/mobility scooter hire, picnic area, cafe.

Opening Hours : Main car park and toilets open 8.30am to 8.30pm. Revelin Moss car park open 24 hours.

Parking : £2.20 up to 1hr, each additional 20 minutes 50p, £8 All Day

Wyre Forest Gruffalo Trail Experiences

Wyre Forest, Callow Hill, Bewdley, DY14 9XQ

Wyre Forest Gruffalo Trail Sculptures – If you venture into the deep dark wood you may bump into the Gruffalo or the Gruffalo’s Child. Each sculpture has been carved in a different position – be careful not wake the sleeping Gruffalo!

Wyre Forest Gruffalo Orienteering – Try the fun, navigational challenge at Wyre Forest using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. Map available from Wyre Forest cafe for £1.50

What else is at Wyre Forest : 3 walking trails, 1 cycling trail, 5 running trails, Horse trails, Play area, Picnic areas, Bike hire, Café, Go Ape Treetop Challenge, Go Ape Treetop Adventure, Baby and Toddler Forest School Sessions, toilets, cycle hire.

Dogs Allowed : YES

Opening Hours : Open every day (except Christmas Day) from 8am to 9pm.

Parking : £4 up to 2hrs, £5 up to 4hrs, £7 All Day (Peak) £3 up to 2hrs, £4 up to 4hrs, £5 All Day (Off Peak)

Gruffalo has become quite a popular character for Woodland sculptures and trails, the ones mentioned so far are all on the Forestry England website, but there are quite a few other Gruffalo related outdoor adventures, check out to see if there is a Gruffalo Trail near you.

Kew Gardens Gruffalo Trail & Gruffalo Trail Wakehurst

Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB

Selsfield Rd, Haywards Heath RH17 6TN

Following on from the success of last year, Kew Gardens and Wakehurst will see a return for the Gruffalo between Saturday 16 October – Sunday 31 October 2021.

The Gruffalo’s Child trail, plots an enchanting journey through Kew Gardens. You will encounter much-loved characters, including, Fox, Owl, Snake, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and of course, the Big Bad Mouse. Intrepid explorers of all ages are invited to enjoy a trail across the Gardens, following hazelnuts and acorns to discover more about the wonderful world of the Gruffalo’s Child.

Gruffalo Trail Horsenden Hill

Horsenden Hill, Horsenden Lane North, Perivale, Middlesex UB6 7PQ

Gruffalo Trails - Horsenden Hill

This trail is by the Horsenden Farm and is a great trip to bring your children. There are educational posters found along the trail that make for a fun and rewarding family adventure. It is approx 0.8km, You will see the trail map as soon as you arrive, take a quick photo to be sure not to get lost.

Gruffalo Thorndon Country Park

Thorndon Park North, The Avenue, Brentwood, CM13 3RZ

Discover the magic of the deep dark wood with this self-led trail searching for the amazing hand crafted carvings of the Gruffalo characters. No booking required. Pathways are buggy friendly.

Gruffalo Trail Dean Heritage Centre

Camp Mill, Soudley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB

The woodland trail is open all year round. Set in amongst the five acre site, wander with the famous mouse as he makes his journey through the woodland surrounding the Dean Heritage Centre and meet the various animals along the way!

Queenswood Country Park Gruffalo Trail

Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY

The Gruffalo Trail features five, larger-than-life sculptures of characters Can you find Mouse, Fox, Snake, Owl and the Gruffalo. An activity pack with added extras to complete along the trail and do at home is available from the Queenswood gift shop.

The trail is open all year-round, it’s aimed at children age 2 to 6 but is a great family activity. The trail is less than 1.5km and suitable for pushchairs.

The site is open from dawn to dusk with most facilities open from 10am to 4pm daily. Facilities include toilets, baby changing, cafe/restaurant, gift shop and picnics are welcome.

Find the Gruffalo in Ireland

Colin Glen Gruffalo and Stickman Trail

163 Stewartstown Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT17 0HW

Ireland’s only official Gruffalo Trail. Bring your little ones along and go right inside the glorious Gruffalo and Stickman stories – search for the famous characters in the woods, listen wide-eyed and wondered to the classic tales and take home your very own Julia Donaldson and friends book, sticker and certificate, to keep forever!

Price : From £10.50 Under 2s go FREE

The Jungle Gruffalo Trail

60 Desertmartin Road, Moneymore, Magherafelt, BT45 7RB

The forest trail is perfect for all family members, you follow an explorer’s handbook and uncover the tale of the Gruffalo and a certain extremely clever little mouse. The journey has been set up with several story boards and points of interest… and the interactive handbook is ideal for keeping children occupied for an hour or more.

The Trail is open Monday to Saturdays from 10am-4pm and Sundays from 12-2pm.

Booking isn’t essential however it’s strongly recommended that you book or call before attending so not to be disappointed if unavailable.

Price : £5 Children, £1 Adults, Under 3s FREE

Do you have a young Gruffalo fan in your household, and live near London ?

Alexandra Palace are showing the Gruffalo Live until Sunday 29th August, Age recommendation 3+ you can find out more information HERE

Scotland Gruffalo Trails

Ardkinglas Gruffalo Trail

Estate Office, The Square, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BH

The short trail uses boards showing selected extracts from the Scots version of the Gruffalo to link the story to the setting of this special corner of the Woodland Garden.

Admission Fee to the Woodland Garden including the Gruffalo Trail & Fairy Trail
£5 per adult, £2 per child (4-16yrs) 3 & under free
£15 per family 2 adults plus children, £9 single parent plus children

Kilmardinny Loch Gruffalo Walk

Bearsden, G61 3NF

The walk around Loch Kilmardinny will reveal some of the well known characters of The Gruffalo as well as bugs, flowers and mushroom carvings.

Mount Vernon Community Gruffalo Trail

4 Carrick Dr, Mount Vernon, Glasgow G32 9HN

You can find Gruffalo characters along the Community woodland nature trail . Head up the path into the woods and you will find the Gruffalo, owl, fox and a bunch of other lovely wooden carvings from the book.

Culzean Castle Gruffalo Trail

Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE

The Gruffalo can be found in the wildlife garden, which is adjacent to the walled garden

Gruffalo Walk Culloden

Inverness, The Highlands, IV2 7BZ

A short walk through the woods will reveal various Gruffalo themed carvings, a nice easy walk, suitable for younger children.

Gruffalo Trail Wales

Mountain View Ranch

Heol Penybryn, Blaengwynlais, Cardiff, CF83 1NG

Experience the Gruffalo story at Mountain View Ranch with a trained Gruffalo guide to help you along the way. Meet characters from the story itself, and take in the atmosphere on your way around! Using your map and instructions navigate around the Ranch completing activities and collecting stamps as you go!

Price : From £8 Per person

Have you visited any of the Gruffalo Trails, or do you know of any that I haven’t included?

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