Forestry Commission logo
England's Woods & Forests
We are soon to launch our new website for the public forests in England. Take an early look at the beta site

ForestXplorer

The ultimate free guide to our forests

Forest Xplorer running on iPhone and Android devices
Friends of Westonbirt

The friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Join today - Support Westonbirt and visit for free for a year.

Highway Rat

Highway Rat Activity Trail at Westonbirt Arboretum

Please note that the Highway Rat trail has now left Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. But you can still catch it at these other Forestry Commission sites....

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 trail dates and information

Please note that the trail has now left Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. You can still explore it at these Forestry Commission sites.

 It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters.

Activity KitActivity Kit

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 at Forestry Commission site for just £3

More information

Visit www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt for more information. We’ll be hosting fun family events throughout the year, so remember to check our events pages to avoid missing out!

If you spot the Highway Rat or his wanted poster along the way, post a picture to our Facebook page and Instagram with #TheHighwayRat! 



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

Last updated: 5th June 2018

Help us take care of your forest

Location

OS Grid ref: ST851898
Postcode: GL8 8QS

Get directions

Contact

Westonbirt Forest District
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.