First we went to meet the Gruffalo, the attention to detail was great with the purple prickles on his back and the wart on the end of his nose. The kids loved him and gave him a big hug!
First we stopped and saw the mouse, we've read this story so many times it wasn't difficult to tell it to them as we walked through the forest.
Along the way there were lots of signs which gave you tasks to do, such as listen out for sounds you can here and spot colours in the forest.
Next was a sign asking us to make a character from the book out of things from the forest floor, we chose to make the snake out of pine cones and a rock, it looks really good with the pine cone seeds looking like scales.
Next we had to move like the different creatures in the book, can you slither like a snake or stomp like a Gruffalo.
Next we took a detour to look round some houses and play a game of hide and seek, spotting what bugs we could see under old bits of bark and then onto building a den. This is a really great way of getting the children to work together and I loved den building when I was younger.
Time for a climb...
After a few hours on the park, a hot chocolate and ice cream stop we headed back to the car but before we came home we had time to look in the woods again. My daughter adding to the collection of pine cones we have and my son making himself a stick man complete with sword and shield.
This park is a great place to visit if you like biking, playing or just exploring.
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