Gruffalo Spotters trail at Delamere Forest

Follow the Gruffalo Spotters trail at Delamere Forest, spot the signs and see what creatures you can find! With the amazing new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app, fun trail activity pack, you’ll get to interact with all your favourite characters as you go in search of the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood. 

How does it work?

1. Download the new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app

Point the brand new app at special markers along the trail and watch the characters from The Gruffalo story come to life. Thanks to amazing augmented reality technology, you’ll be able to interact with each of the characters as they appear within the forest around you. Capture the fun by taking videos and photos with your favourites!

Remember to download the app before you visit the forest.

Get it on Google Play     Get it on the App Store

2. Get your paws on the Gruffalo Spotters trail activity pack

Head to the Visitor Welcome building to grab your trail activity kit, packed with fun things to do to help you spot the Gruffalo. Inside you'll find:

  • Gruffalo mask and paws
  • Trail activity leaflet
  • Crayon and pencil
  • Nature spotters game and instructions
  • Stickers

Our Visitor Welcome building is currently open from 10am to 4pm.

3. Follow the trail

The trail at Delamere Forest starts at the Trail Header. Complete fun family activities and learn about each animal from the book as you follow the new interactive trail.

There are also rubbings to complete and other characters to look out for as you go! Use the app to see the characters appear in the forest around you. 

© 1999 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Information about this trail

Delamere Forest, Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, CW8 2HZ
This trail starts at the Trail Header. Trail activity packs are available to purchase from the Visitor Welcome building during opening times for £3.50 (card payment only).
Grade - Easy
Trail Length
1 mile / 1.6km
The trail is surfaced with some undulation and two railway bridges.
This trail is aimed at families with children aged 3-9, but can be enjoyed by all.