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5 Stars 5 Stars

the horse riding was spectacular and the scenery was absolutely superb throughout the whole of the wyre forest.

Anonymous, 3/Apr/2017

Are dog ls allowed here?

Rebecca Drennan, 24/Feb/2017

Yes, dogs are welcome. We do ask that they are kept under control and on a lead around the busy area's of the site please. There are bins provided that you can dispose of any poo bags too. NEW for Wyre, we also have our Dog Wash on site. simply purchase a token from the Forest Café or Bike Hire and pamper your dog with a series of wash and dry options.

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3 Stars 3 Stars

We came from Devon hoping to see the Whitty Pear as part of a tour of Heritage Trees but the map we were given didn't match the posts we saw and there were no signs at any junctions to indicate where on earth we were. None of the people we met in th foes could tell us where we were on the map nor where the Whitty Pear was. We ended up returning to the Visitor Centre two hours later without seeing the tree. What a contrast to Sherwood Forest where the Major Oak was well signposted and every junction made it clear where each path led. Apart from our disappointment we did like the forest and the tracks were easy to walk along. there seem to be a good range of adventure activities.

Elaine, 2/Oct/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

What are the opening times of the cafe? I can't find them anywhere!

Anonymous, 7/May/2016

The Forest Café opens at 9am daily and closes between 4pm and 5pm depending on the time of year.

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Has the gruffalo child sculpture arrived yet?

Anonymous, 24/Mar/2016

Not just yet, She will be arriving soon though! Please like our Facebook page to stay up to date with the Gruffalo's Child Sculptures arrival.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

Excellent walks. The forest absorbs lots of people so it never feels busy or crowded. The cafe is nice but I wish it had more choice for vegetarians.

Anonymous, 15/Nov/2015
3 Stars 3 Stars

The trails are great and the Gruffalo popular with little ones but its all marred by dog-pooh every few metres along the short trail we went on - a hazard for toddlers and offensive to others. Also the soak-away (or something) had gloopy mud in a channel by the path near the end and the toilets need more cleaning on a busy day. Maybe a promotion and unobtrusive bins on the path or fines could deter dog owners for spoiling other people's enjoyment.

TB, 27/Sep/2015

Having previously made many visits to the Visitor Centre and the family to the Go Ape course, I had read somewhere about the Gruffalo trail and took my 3 and 4 year old grandchildren yesterday, as they are big Gruffalo fans and were very excited. They came away extremely disappointed. They were expecting to follow a trail to find all the animals. For very little money and effort, this could be greatly improved. They were expecting to see the big bad mouse (Gruffalo child story), owl, fox and snake. All it needs is a logpile house with a bit of a pretend snake tail poking out, the fox`s house, with perhaps the tip of his nose visable, an owl sitting by his tree top house and some form of mouse, depending on the story. To have discovered all these things would have really made their day. We do happen to run holiday accommodation, and their is quite a shortage of places to recommend to take young children, without costing a lot of money, but I am sure with a bit of thought you could be onto a winner, encouraging children outdoors. I have not done a rating, as the Gruffalo would be no stars, but the rest would be 5.

Anonymous, 19/Jun/2015

We're sorry to hear that you were diasappointed with our "sleepy" Gruffalo Sculpture. We did have the Gruffalo Activity Trail here at Wyre in 2014 to help celebrate the 15th Anniversay of the Gruffalo book, so we apoligies if it may have been past information or advertisements that you had seen prior to your visit recently. We hope that you continue to enjoy visiting Wyre and enjoy our family trails in the future.

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3 Stars 3 Stars

The walks were lovely, however the toilets were disgusting and spoilt the day a little,

Vince Johnson, 2/Jun/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars


peter, 8/May/2015
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