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Gruffalo Spotters Trails at Whinlatter

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 Whinlatter 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 22nd 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 1.25 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 Visitor Centre for just £3.

Parking

The trail and the app are free of charge, but we ask that visitors pay to park in the forest. There is a 'pay on exit' system at the Visitor Centre, the first hour is just £2 then 45p per 20 mins after that. Max all day £8.

More information

Visit www.forestry.gov.uk/gruffalo for more information. We will also be delivering regular family events through school holidays, so keep your eyes glued to our events page!

Feed your hungry Gruffalo Spotters at the café with our limited edition Gruffalo menu! Menu is subject to availability.

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

Photos from the trail

 

 

 


 

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

Last updated: 16th February 2017

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Mountain biking
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Shop
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets
  • Wildlife

Location

OS Grid ref: NY209245
Postcode: CA12 5TW

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Contact

Recreation Ranger
01768 778469
whinlatter@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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