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Discover brand new woodlands, ponds, orchards and wildflower meadows at Jeskyns Community Woodland.  Come and watch it grow

Gruffalo's Child Activity Trail

Gruffalo’s Child Trails From Friday 3 October to February 2015 take part in our Gruffalo's Child Activity Trail. Purchase your fun activity pack from the cafe (£2). 

Please note, Jeskyns does not have a Gruffalo Sculpture - click here for a list of all Forestry Commission sites with sculptures.  

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Events and Activities

Jeskyns - apple dayWhatever the season join us for fun and informative events and activities like our Apple Festival on the 25th October 2014.


Responsible dog owners welcomed!

Jeskyns Dog Club mascot 1Jeskyns is a great place to have fun with your pooch. Why not join our free Jeskyns Dog Club and help us to promote responsible dog ownership?

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

BBBrrrrrilliant day last Friday at the Gruffalo trail!! I took my 1yr old and my 4 yr old and they had a fabulous time. There was so much to do and I was so impressed with how flexible and helpful everyone was when the heavens decided to open!! A lady took a photo of my son in the music tent for the website etc, any ideas if I can see / get a copy of that photo?

Susan FitzGerald, 11/Aug/2014

Thanks for the great feedback Susan - glad you had a good time. Regarding the photo, if you email us your name and contact details we can check for you.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

Went to the park today with our two dogs,and were surprised to see so many dogs off lead in on lead areas.Your signs need to be bigger or another approach needs to be tried.You can't patrol the areas all the time and we don't use the park as much as we would like because of other dog owners who don't follow simple rules.Thank you.

Mike, 10/Aug/2014

Thanks for the feedback Mike. Whenever the Rangers are on site, they report that most people seem to be complying with the new zone but we do take on board what you are saying. We will continue to speak to as many people as posssible about the zone and will also review the current signage.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Visited on 8 Aug, with my 3yr old son for the Gruffalo day. We had a brilliant time, the selection of activities were great, and he loved meeting the Gruffalo himself and the chance to have his photo taken with him. All staff were really helpful and friendly. We hope it didn't take the gruffalo too long to dry out, after the afternoon rain! It wasour first visit to Jeskyns, and we'll definitely be back to explore more of the park. only slight disappointment was the close proximity of all the creatures in the gruffalo trail itself. would have been more fun to spot them from the entrance through to the tree house area.

Amanda, 10/Aug/2014

Thank you for your comments Amanda and glad you enjoyed the day. Your comments re: spotting the characters are noted and we will consider adjusting this for the arrival of the new Gruffalo Child's trail in October.

Forestry Commission Response
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Last updated: 10/22/2014

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What's Here?

  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Viewpoint
  • Cycling
  • Cycles welcome to use all paths - but please give way to pedestrians.
  • Horse riding
  • Dedicated grass horse trail.
  • Orienteering
  • Permanent orienteering course. Maps available from
  • Play area
  • Range of natural play features.
  • Walking
  • Range of easy access, hard surfaced trails.
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OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

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Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk (closing times vary according to daylight hours)
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