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Take the family to the Gruffalo’s Child Woodland Walk

Posted on 26th March 2013

The incredibly popular Gruffalo Trail at the Dean Heritage Centre has been a favourite with those who enjoyed Forest of Dean cottage holidays in 2012, and although the trail closed at the end of February this year, it has made way for a brand new Gruffalo-themed trail which opens at the end of this week.

Dean Heritage Centre

The Gruffalo’s Child Woodland Trail opens just in time for the Easter weekend and is ready to welcome locals and visitors alike on Good Friday (29 March). The trail will be open from 10am until 4pm, and for the Easter weekend there are also a number of other fun Gruffalo-themed things to do.

The trail itself is a magnificent walk which incorporates artistic skill and the natural beauty of the Forest of Dean with a great children’s story. Families who take on the woodland trail will come across wonderful scenes from The Gruffalo’s Child, which have all been painstakingly carved out of locally-sourced wood by chainsaw artists.

For the Easter weekend, families enjoying a holiday in the beautiful Forest of Dean will have the chance to meet the official Gruffalo character at the Dean Heritage Centre, enjoy Gruffalo film and storytelling sessions and follow special interactive Gruffalo trails, which can be found around the whole centre. After working up an appetite from the walk, kids will love to taste Gruffalo inspired treats from the cafe before taking home their own Gruffalo from the gift shop.

The trail will continue to be open until March 2014, but for a fantastic weekend of family fun whilst staying in holiday cottages in the Forest of Dean, the opening Easter weekend will provide visitors with a whole range of great Gruffalo inspired things to do.

Entrance to the Dean Heritage Centre for the Easter period is £7.20 for adults, £6.30 for concessions and £5.40 for children. Family tickets are available at £23 for 2 adults and 2 children, and £28 for 2 adults and 3 children.

Image Credit: Image Credit: Chris Gunns (commons.wikimedia.org)