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Gruffalo Spotters trail at Westonbirt Arboretum

Follow the Gruffalo Spotters trail at Westonbirt, spot the signs and see what creatures you can find! With the amazing new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app 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 Google Play     Get it on the App Store

2. Follow the trail

The trail at Westonbirt starts at Silk Wood, at the start of Waste Drive. 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

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, GL8 8QS
This trail is in Silk Wood and starts near the restaurant, along Waste Drive. Trail ends 12 Sept.
Grade - Various
Trail Length
2.5km
Accessibility
Mostly hard path surfaces, largely flat but with a steep ascent at the end of the trail. Suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Please note that dogs are allowed on the trail.
Age
This trail is aimed at families with children aged 3-9, but can be enjoyed by all.