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Highway Rat

Highway Rat Activity Trail at Hamsterley Forest

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 trail dates and information

The trail will be opening on 23rd December. 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 at the visitor centre and it is about 1.5 miles 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, string, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the information point and cafe for just £3.

Parking

You will find space in the Main Car Park and parking charges apply.

More information

Visit www.forestry.gov.uk/hamsterleyforest 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: 1st December 2017

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