Join Superworm and friends on their brand-new adventure at Beechenhurst

Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest.

The new self-led trail features brightly illustrated panels and a trail pack full of fun activities, including your very own mask.

Set off with Superworm and become a forest superhero!

Superworm lasso a trail activity pack!

What superhero antics will you pull off in your forest superhero mask?

Inside the Superworm trail pack you’ll find:

  • Kraft bag to colour in
  • Forest superhero mask
  • 7 creature facts cards
  • Activity sheet to complete at home
  • Stickers
  • Pencil and crayon
  • Trail leaflet

To keep visitors and our staff safe we are asking that people make contactless payments when buying their trail activity packs and wear a face covering during the purchase.

Follow the trail

The trail should keep the young ones entertained for around an hour leaving plenty of time to find more fun and explore the forest. 

It is important that visitors follow social distancing guidelines along the trail and keep 2m apart from other groups where possible.  

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Information about the trail

Beechenhurst, Speech House Road, Coleford, GL16 7EL
This trail starts at the visitor centre. Trail activity packs are available to purchase from the cafe or ranger hatch during opening times and cost just £3.50.
Grade - Easy
Trail Length
Hard forest tracks (walking into some of the areas will be forest floor) but all accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Is this trail for you?
Following feedback from our visitors, we are using a different route for this trail so it is not the same as the Gruffalo Trail. This route is a little longer and there is a short, sharp hill.
This trail is aimed at families with children aged 3-9, but can be enjoyed by all.