The Gruffalo Trail at Thordon Country Park

Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Gruffalo Trail at Thordon Country Park

gruffalo sculpture

On Saturday we headed to a deep dark wood (known as Thorndon Country Park) to hunt for the Gruffalo with my sister. Last year we did a trail at the Dean Heritage Centre which had sculptured scenes, but this was more of a walk through the woods. Armed with their maps (the trail is free and a map costs 50p) the boys excitedly worked their way round the forest locating the animals in the Julia Donaldson Classic.

looking at a gruffalo trail

squirrel at thorndon country park

The Mouse found a nut and the nut taste good!

mouse at thorndon country park

fox at thorndon country park

owl at thordon country park

the snake thorndon country park

gruffalos child thorndon country park

Oh Help, Oh No! It's....

the gruffalo at thordon country park

And of course, boys can't step foot in a forest without building a den!

building a den


 Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 



19 comments:

Little Steps said...

This looks like fun! And love the building of the den, even I would enjoy that :) #WhatsTheStory, #CountryKids.

Tas D said...

This looks fantastic - I'm always envious when I see a post about the Gruffalo hunt, its really far away from us. I;m going to try make plans to go one day :)

Let's Talk Mommy said...

This looks absolutely fantastic. What a great idea. Gruffalo is so popular! Buba would love this. Love all the fun photos. Glad you had a great day. I will have to try going one day! Amazing. #whatsthestory

afra willmore said...

Lots of my friends have done this and enjoyed it - it's definitely on my list of things to do soon!

Californian Mum said...

Wow, looks fab. My 2-yo loves the Gruffalo so we'll be heading to our nearest trail in June. #whatsthestory

rebecca beesley said...

looks amazing there. Love that gruffalo x

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

On the trail of the wonderful Gruffalo - what great fun you all had and at such a bargain price too! I love the photo of the boys team work building the den! Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

Tracy K Nixon said...

OMG My four would love this trail! Such a shame it isn't closer to us! Great photos thanks for sharing!

Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

I am sure Julia DOnaldson could never have envisaged the great phenomenon she was to create when she wrote The Gruffalo - apparently it's his 15th birthday this year and I am sure he will go on to celebrate many more birthdays and give much enjoyment to many more children. Mine may have moved on to older books but I can still recite much of the book by heart!

MsXpat said...

WOW! I'm so glad I found this! I was just saying in my current post how much my son loves the Gruffalo. I'm thrilled I found this post. What fun!

Merlinda Little said...

Familiar characters! My son loves this book now so this wouldve been the bestest trip we can take. But its too far and probably too expensive for us so looking at your photos is the next best thing =) Thanks for sharing. #WhatsTheStory

oneblueonepink said...

Oh wow, looks like you had a fab day! My kiddies would love this!!

Charly Dove said...

What brilliant fun! POD absolutely loves The Gruffalo so we must try to see if there's a trail on at Alice Holt. Thorndon Country Park looks wonderful too. Great post, thank you for sharing #whatsthestory

Jaime Oliver said...

Louise this looks like such fantastic fun!

thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

Kate Kathurima said...

This looks fantasitc my daughter would love it

Jill Cordner said...

That looks amazing, my 2 year old is gruffolo mad, he would love this x

Ruth Davies said...

My little girl loves the Gruffolo this seems like loads of fun

PamGregory said...

Looks like great fun!

Olivia Kirby said...

Looks like you all had a great time!