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NEWS RELEASE No: 1595324 MAY 2013

Have a ‘Wormtastic’ Day Out at Alice Holt Forest!

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If you’re wondering what to do this half term, then look no further than Alice Holt Forest where some super activities are lined up for families to enjoy.

Inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s recently published Superworm story book, the Forestry Commission has created an enchanting trail through the forest, opening at half term and going on throughout the summer. Families can share in the adventures of Superworm as they follow him along the Easy Access Trail. There are questions to answer and plenty of activities along the way, including finding minibeasts, making magic mixtures and finding hidden treasure!  Trail leaflets can be purchased for just £2 from Alice Holt’s Café on the Green or at Waterstones book shops in Farnham and Petersfield.  Every completed leaflet returned to the café receives a super wormy treat and is entered into the prize draw. 

There’s a lot more in store at Alice Holt this half term too, so why not make a real day of it with all the family? After exploring the forest with Superworm, visitors can head over to the café to sample a super Wormy Menu – why not try out their cheesy slugs, lizard tail goujons or a Superworm biscuit?  The café are also selling special Superworm packs for children to have a go at making their own super wormy creations!

Other half term activities on offer include making clay critters, den building and for those wanting to have a real adventure, Wild Learning are operating their adventure camp on Thurs 30th and Friday 31st May.  Go Ape and Quench Cycles are also available for swinging through the trees and cycle hire.

Charlotte Magowan, at Alice Holt Forest said:

“Whether you join Superworm on his magical trail, get creative making your own clay critter or simply relax with a family picnic, we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy outside in the fresh air with us this half term.”

For more information about events and activities at Alice Holt, please visit or call 01420 23666, or find us on

* Image credit: Text copyright (c) Julia Donaldson, 2012 Illustration copyright (c) Axel Scheffler, 2012. Reproduced with the permission of Alison Green Books An imprint of Scholastic Ltd. All rights reserved


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Media Contacts:

Charlotte Magowan at the Forestry Commission on  01420 23666