The Stick Man Trail in Wendover Woods

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Having followed the Gruffalo TrailGruffalo'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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12 Responses to “The Stick Man Trail in Wendover Woods”

  1. My little O loves the Stick Man! We haven't visited the trail at our nearest Forestry Commission woods at Whinlatter, but hope to in the Summer after baby arrives. It looks like you had a great time, despite the cold! x

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    1. It was cold and muddy, but we never let that put us off getting out on these things! We're big fans of the Stick Man now. Enjoy the Trail when you do go on it!

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  2. Ah lovely - we did the Stick Man trail at Wendover Woods earlier this week and it was so much fun. My two girls were the same - running off to find the next board or character sign so we didn't get a chance to do the activities either. Looks like you had lovely weather for your walk even if it was a bit cold #countrykids

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    1. Thanks Louise. We always enjoy our trips up to Wendover Woods. As with the other Trails, I'm sure we'll do this one a few more times before it finishes!

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  3. Wendover Woods sounds great! We've yet to visit our local Stick Man Trails at Moors Valley and Alice Holt we're lucky to have 2 sites within an hours drive :) love all the little signs and activities X #CountryKids x

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    1. I'm sure you will enjoy the Trail when you do it. We've visited both your local Woods in the past - you are lucky to have these close to you, they're both great.

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  4. Oh these stick man trails look amazin. Looks like you all had a great day :-) #countrykids

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    1. Thankyou. The Stick Man is the perfect story for a Trail in the Woods!

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  5. It's great to see Little Miss A take so much joy out of running around searching for the information boards. It's lovely to see the little ones exploring forests and seeing their imagination coming to life as the hunt down their favourite characters from their favourite books. I look forward to your next visit, maybe Little Miss A will be more tempted to take part in the activities. Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

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    1. Thankyou! It is fun to have activities to do based on LO's favourite books.

      Thanks for hosting #CountryKids

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  6. My daughter would love this and I really wish they would make one up here! Would be amazing to recreate her favourite book! #countrykids

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    1. It's such a lovely story. Shame you haven't got a Trail near you.

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