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Highway Rat

Highway Rat Activity Trail at Beechenhurst Lodge

Coming to our forests this winter!

The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails. Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

Activity KitHighway Rat dates and information

The trail will be opening on 26 November. It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters. You can find the start of the trail near the main building and it is about 1 mile in length.

Activity KitActivity Pack

Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack! The pack contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon.  Buy your activity pack from Beechenhurst Café for just £3.

More information

The trail is on hardstone tracks. There are two short uphill sections.

Visit www.forestry.gov.uk/beechenhurst for more information.

Taken a great photo in your Highway Rat mask? We'd love to see it! Share it with us on social media with #TheHighwayRat. 


The Highway Rat © 2011 Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Liscensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Last updated: 1st December 2017

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