Gruffalo's Day Out


From the usual scrolling of social media I discovered that there's currently something afoot in the deep dark words, as adventures are lurking and there's Gruffalos to be found!



After a quick Google search I discovered the Forestry Commission website and before we knew it Daddy had downloaded the Gruffalo Spotter app, I'd done a packed lunch and we were on our way to Sherwood Pines with our two year old, Joseph!



Like many Forestry Commission sites Sherwood Pines is free to enter, with a reasonable charge for parking. When we arrived the forest was a hive of activity, with people on bikes, scooters and even horses! The latter causing Joseph to declare he NEEDS to ride a horse! 

Daddy soon spotted the start of the trail and along with his phone and the app we followed the signs into the wood.



We soon found the route and as we followed the path we discovered the first clues. There's points to look through, pictures and wheels to turn to find out which character you're looking for. 





The trail features each of the characters, starting with Mouse and then Fox, Owl, Snake and then of course the Gruffalo. 


  

As you find each one there is a footprint to view through the app. 



This is where things get pretty cool and an animation of the character appears on your screen. 



Once its finished there's a chance to take a photo, which not only shows the character but you alongside it! Here's when we met Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and the Gruffalo.







Joseph enjoyed our little adventure but he was definitely ready for his picnic by the end, as well as a power nap on the way home!





If you fancy being a Gruffalo Spotter, take a look at the Forestry Commission website here.

Enjoy!

Mummy Snowy Owl
x



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  2. Very cool - the FC do amazing family stuff and their conservation efforts are top notch too. I like to know that my car park fees are going to the protection of our countryside. #dreamteam

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  3. Yay! We love Sherwood Pines! We only live around 50 mins away and we visit there quite often. I'm ashamed to say that we've never tried the photo app though? That looks incredible! We'll be trying that next time we go and we'll keep an eye out for you hehe. Thanks for joining in with #DreamTeam lovely x

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    1. Ooooo you're near me!!
      Thanks for stopping by xx

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  4. This has been on my list to do and we really must get round to doing it. We did the stickman one last year and my girls loved it. Looks like a fab day out. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  5. This is on our to do list, it looks so much fun! Fab photos x

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  6. We love our local Gruffalo trail and I've been meaning to revisit for ages since they brought the app out - it looks wonderful! Such a great and cheap day out! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  7. Great way to get the little ones to enjoy some fresh air!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes :)
    Debbie

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    1. Definitely! We love a bit of fresh air! Thanks for stopping by!

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