Gruffalo Spotters trail at Salcey Forest

Follow the Gruffalo Spotters trail at Salcey 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. 

When visiting, it is important that you and your family follow social distancing guidelines and keep 2m apart from other groups where possible. Please remember to wash your hands before you start the trail and bring hand sanitiser to use while out in the forest.

For more information on staying safe during your visit, please read our FAQs.

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 the App Store Get it on Google Play 

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

Head to the Information Point or Café 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

To keep visitors safe facemasks are required if going inside the café, however not for takeaway or purchasing from the Information Point. The Information Point is cashless, with contactless payments preferred. The café are currently accepting both cash and card payments.

3. Follow the trail

The trail begins at the start of the walking trails. Complete fun family activities and learn about each animal from the book as you follow the path.

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.

Autumn Gruffalo Giveaway

Have you visited our Gruffalo Spotters trail? Join in the fun and enter our competition to win a bundle of Gruffalo goodies! All you need to do is...

  • Come and take part in our Gruffalo Spotters trail here at Salcey Forest (Gruffalo Spotters 2 app available to download on the app stores and trail packs available to buy at the Information Point)
  • Share your photos of your day out with friends and family on your social media
  • Tag us in using either Facebook @salceyforest or Instagram @salcey_forest using #GruffaloSpottersForestComp and you’ll be entered in to our prize draw!

One winner will be selected from all the entries received and they will win a bundle of Gruffalo goodies.

Terms and conditions:…

Information about this trail

Salcey Forest, Wooton Road, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX
Trail activity packs are available to purchase from the Information Point or Café  during opening times and cost just £3.50.
Grade - Easy
Trail Length
Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs on level, surfaced ground. Seating available along the route.
This trail is aimed at families with children aged 3-9, but can be enjoyed by all.