Sherwood Forest Gruffalo trail: Special sculpture walk celebrates 25th anniversary of children's book

Will you take a stroll through the deep dark wood?
A trail has been created in Sherwood Pines to celebrate the Gruffalo's 25th birthday A trail has been created in Sherwood Pines to celebrate the Gruffalo's 25th birthday
A trail has been created in Sherwood Pines to celebrate the Gruffalo's 25th birthday

A special ‘party trail’ has been created in Sherwood Pines to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gruffalo. 

The trail through the forest will feature hand-crafted carvings of the Gruffalo and all his character friends.

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The interactive family trail features all sorts of party-themed activities and games, along with fun facts to teach you about life in the forest for the Gruffalo and other creatures.

Visitors will follow the 1.1 km-long trail through the dense woodland while looking out for signs of the Gruffalo’s presence. 

The 25th anniversary is being celebrated at 25 other Forestry England sites across the country. 

Trail party packs can be purchased for £4Trail party packs can be purchased for £4
Trail party packs can be purchased for £4
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The Gruffalo was released in March 1999, having been written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

It tells the story of a mouse taking a walk in the woods and deceiving different predators, including the Gruffalo.

The BBC released a short animated adaptation of the book in December 2009 to wide critical acclaim. 

The trail will be available until January 31, 2025 and you can find more information here.