Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Gruffalo Hunt for World Book Day

When it comes to World Book Day poor Ted always misses out because it falls on a Thursday which is one of the days he doesn't go to nursery. So when one of his nursery friend's Mums contacted me to ask if we wanted to go to the forest for a walk and a Gruffalo Hunt I thought it was a great idea! 

I had heard about the new augmented reality Gruffalo app and was keen to give it a try. We live locally to Salcey Forest (Northampton) where they have a Gruffalo trail so I downloaded the app and we were good to go.

It was a really nice spring morning (it is spring now right?!) so perfect for a walk with the kids so we bundled up and headed to the forest. The other Mums were so much more prepared than I was so I do need to invest in wellies and outdoor gear for Ted.

We had a lovely walk and the kids really enjoyed finding the Gruffalo characters on the posters around the forest especially when it meant they got to have their picture taken with the characters on our phone screens! 
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Here is the full list of forests that are available for Gruffalo Spotting. Hopefully there is one close to you! 

Haughmond Hill - Shropshire
Jeskyns - Greater London
Top Lodge Fineshade Wood - Northamptonshire
Delamere Forest - Derbyshire
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest - Kent
Wendover Woods - Buckinghamshire
Alice Holt Forest - Surrey
Haldon Forest Park - Devon
Dalby Forest - North Yorkshire
Wyre - Worcestershire
Gisburn Forest & Stocks - Lancashire
Hamsterley Forest - Durham County
High Lodge Thetford Forest - Suffolk
Bolderwood Car Park and Visitor Site - Hampshire
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum - Gloucestershire
Grizedale - Cumbria
Salcey Forest Centre - Northamptonshire
Beechenhurst -
Guisborough Forest - North Yorkshire
Moors Valley Country Park
Cardinham - Cornwall
Whinlatter - Cumbria
Hicks Lodge - Derbyshire
Sherwood Pines Forest Park - Nottinghamshire
Kielder Water and Forest Park - Northumberland
Cannock Chase Forest - Staffordshire

*This isn't a paid post or review, all opinions are my own. 

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