Having followed the Gruffalo Trail, Gruffalo's Child Trail and Superworm Trail in Wendover Woods several times over the last couple of years, it was time to go on the Stick Man Trail when we visited the Woods today.
The Trail changed last month and is now based on another book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. I wasn't familiar with this story at all until Little Miss A got a copy of the book in her Christmas Book Advent Calendar (a gift from her Nana). We've read it a lot since then and also love watching the TV adaptation. Little Miss A is picking up parts of it and talks about the 'family tree'!
As with the previous Trails, Little Miss A enjoys running around spotting the various activity boards and characters. She doesn't allow us much time at each board to actually read them before she's off to find the next one. So we didn't get the chance to actually do any of the activities suggested!
Along the Trail is the Den Building Area and Little Miss A had to go into each pre-built den. As we do on all visits to the woods, we had to visit the Gruffalo statue and count the owls on the bench. We also had a quick visit to the playground but by this point we (or me in particular) were getting very cold and needed to warm up!
Whilst we were there we only encountered one other family also braving the cold and doing the Trail. It is the perfect distance for Little Miss A to walk around and it's nice that she recognises the characters so well. I'm sure we'll be on this Trail again.
You can buy an accompanying activity pack for the Trail costing £3 which we may do next time. There are Stick Man Trails in woods throughout the UK. The trail is in place until June 2016. Full details can be found on the Forestry Commission website.
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