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Gruffalo Spotters

Gruffalo Spotters Trails at Hamsterley Forest

Bring the Gruffalo and other characters to life with our brand new Gruffalo Spotters trail and exciting augmented reality app.

Download The Gruffalo Spotter app at home, then visit Hamsterley Forest. Along the trail look out for clues which lead to footprint marker posts - point the app at these and watch Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and the Gruffalo appear before your eyes!

Activity KitGruffalo trail dates and information

The trail is open from the 24th February 2017. It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy following clues and collecting evidence. Download the app before you visit and point it at the markers to bring the characters to life! You can find the start of the trail at the Visitor Centre, and it is about 1.5 miles in length.

Activity KitActivity Kit

Set out on your Gruffalo Spotting adventure with the Gruffalo Activity Kit! The kit contains an evidence collection bag, 5 fact and activity cards, stickers of the Gruffalo characters, a special magnifying glass, ruler and a pencil! Buy your activity pack from the Hamsterley Forest Café and Information point for just £3.

Parking

The trail and the app are free of charge, but we ask that visitors pay a small amount to park in the forest. You will find space in the Main Car Park.

More information

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

Are you brave enough to take a photo with the Gruffalo? Share it on Facebook and Instagram with #GruffaloSpotters!

Photos from the trail

 

 

 


 

© 1999/2004 & TM Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Last updated: 22nd June 2017

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