OH HELP! OH NO! THE GRUFFALO
COMES TO WENDOVER WOODS
2014 marks The Gruffalo’s 15th anniversary and to celebrate, from 11th April until September, there will be special Gruffalo activity trails in 28 Forestry Commission England woods across England, including Wendover Woods*.
Families can join Mouse on his adventure and explore Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning tale. There will be party celebrations and activities throughout the year, including themed activity trails, giant wooden Gruffalo sculptures and a big birthday forest picnic in the deep dark wood.
From June, 15 giant wooden sculptures of one of the world’s best-loved monsters himself will be hidden in forests across England for families to track down. Standing 7ft tall and all different, the Gruffalos are being individually-carved in a secret woodland location out of three-ton pieces of timber, each carefully-selected from Forestry Commission sites.
Visitors are also invited to gather in their local forest with family and friends on Saturday 7th June to celebrate The Gruffalo’s anniversary with a big birthday forest picnic – click here to sign up for a free party pack.
In October, The Gruffalo’s Child activity trails take over and will stay in the forest right through the winter until February 2015. Characters from the stories will lead children through the trees with adventure and intrigue, learning about woods and forests as they go.
*See here for a link of locations taking part