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Highway Rat

Highway Rat Activity Trail at High Lodge, Thetford

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 information

It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters. The trail 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 the cafe for just £3.

Highway ratHighway Rat Forest Feast

You're invited to The Highway Rat Forest Feast on Saturday 7 July! Bring your own picnic and head to High Lodge, Thetford Forest where you'll meet The Highway Rat and take part in fun games and activities. You can also try your hand at some swordplay with British Fencing and Premier through bookable fencing events, suitable for ages 4-12 years old.


Site entry fees do apply and there is plenty of parking at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.

More information

Some of the trails are shared usage, please be aware of other visitors. Trail may be muddy in places.

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

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: 10th July 2018

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