Oh Help, Oh No… It’s A Gruffalo- A visit to Salcey Forest

We are lucky to have some great walks on our doorstep and Salcey Forest is one of the nicest place to spend an afternoon. Until 30th October 2017 you can go on a Gruffalo trail there, we popped over the other week and decided to see what it was all about.

My little brother LOVES the Gruffalo and we all know the story off by heart having heard it since we were tiny. To take part you either just download the app and get going or you can buy an activity pack for £3- this was quite good because it had some fact cards with information in about animals and activities of things you can find in the woods, some things to spot and some stickers and some drawing things so we got one of these to share.

We weren’t sure what you would have to do but it soon became quite obvious. The younger children would peek through binocular cut outs and spy a picture of the creature they were looking for and then you used the app to register the image and all of a sudden it would appear through the phone as it if it was actually there. We also worked out that you could take a picture as if you were next to them which was quite good.

We had fun running through the woods and splashing in the puddles and found all the creatures before arriving at the Gruffalo. At some point we did have a few issues because the mobile signal wasn’t great- we never did manage to get the snake but that didn’t matter too much and Lottie and Sam had lots of fun spotting all the other animals- the Gruffalo was enormous.

This is a nice way for children under 6 to spend an afternoon and quite fun for older kids to help with.

We then went and had a huge piece of cake, two pieces between five of us was more than enough! Once we were all full again we headed off to the tree top trail which is amazing- you can see a really long way across the forest.

If you are in the Northamptonshire area then it is well worth a visit. It costs £1.50 to park for an hour or £4 for the whole day and there are lots of picnic benches as well as a café.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Oh Help, Oh No… It’s A Gruffalo- A visit to Salcey Forest

  1. We live near Salcey, I really want to give the Gruffalo trail a go, I think my little boy would love it. I should head back there soon, I forgot how much there is to do there. Looks like you all had a great time, thanks so much for linking up with #adventurecalling

    • whatlukedidnext@gmail.com says:

      It’s really good and the tree top trail is great too. I think they are doing some afternoon sessions of different activities for younger children in the week as well now too. Thanks for having us! #adventurecalling

  2. This looks like a lovely walk and adventure for young Gruffalo fans. My 3 year old boy is a big fan and we’ve taken him to our local Gruffalo trail at Delamere a few times. It’s a great way to introduce very young kids to non-technical maps and have a bunch of fun at the same time. Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling again. I hope you can again this week.

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