The Gruffalo Spotters trail will be postponed until further notice.

You may have been excited to see us promoting our new Gruffalo Spotters trail which was due to launch soon. We hope you understand why, following the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday and new government advice, we have postponed the Gruffalo Spotters Trails. We will let you know when they are available.

The most important thing for Forestry England is to keep the public, our staff, and volunteers safe so we have decided to reduce the activities we run for the short-term and keep the forests open for general activities including walking, cycling and running.

Our forests are still open as having looked closely at the latest guidance, we believe people can still benefit from improved health and wellbeing from being among the trees, whilst taking sensible, personal precautions to keep themselves safe in the forests, including hygiene and social distancing. 

Key facilities, such as toilets, will still be open and staff are prioritising key duties while maintaining social distancing.

We will keep monitoring the situation closely and follow the latest advice from Public Health England. We will inform our staff, volunteers and partners and customers quickly of any changes to our plans.

Please follow our Covid-19/ Coronavirus - information for visitors for up to date information.

Thank you for your understanding and patience in these difficult times.

Updated 17 March 2020.

Activities to keep the kids entertained

Zog Activity Sheets - No.1
Family activity
25 January 2019
Download and print our family-friendly activity sheets, for a day of dragon fun in the forest or at home!
Gruffalo Spotters activity sheets
Family activity
21 October 2020
Oh help! Oh no! It's a gruffalo! Come to the deep dark wood to complete these fun activities or take part at home.
Tree with exposed roots
How can we use tree roots as a compass? 🧭 Follow in the footsteps of The Natural Navigator and take a moment to look out for this clue on your next forest adventure #MyForestMoment
Looking up
Ever wondered how tall a tree is? Teach your kids how to measure trees with our very simple technique 🌳📐