Have a forest adventure on a Gruffalo orienteering course near you.
What is orienteering?
Orienteering is a fun navigational challenge and involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making. Participants must use a map to find a series of points as efficiently and quickly as possible. For more information about orienteering visit British Orienteering.
Try Gruffalo orienteering
Kids will love the excitement of using a simple map to try and find twelve Gruffalo markers. Once they've found each marker they need to answer the question related to the marker in their Gruffalo orienteering leaflet.
Children can choose to run or walk the course and can time themselves against the clock if they want to increase the challenge.
The course is suitable for children up to eight years old. Before you begin the course, pick up a Gruffalo orienteering leaflet with certificate and a course map is available to buy from the forest for £1.50.
Find a course near you
Note: This is a themed orienteering trail and therefore there will not be additional Gruffalo characters along the way. It consists entirely of simple orienteering makers with Gruffalo images and activities on each.
If you've enjoyed the Gruffalo orienteering course, find out more about other sports and activities in the forest.
Information for school groups
The trail has been designed to link to the following areas of the curriculum:
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
• understanding the world
Key stage 1 and 2 curriculum links:
• Geographical skills – using compass directions and locational and directional language; using fieldwork to observe human and physical features
• PE – outdoor and adventurous activity challenges
• Science –living things and their habitats
• English – reading and comprehension
The Gruffalo orienteering activity leaflet and map is free if booked by schools in advance. Please contact your local site to find out more.
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