Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Beechenhurst Forest of Dean

Places to Visit

Ages:

  • All the family

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Paid

Description

Follow the Gruffalo Spotters trail at Beechenhurst, spot the signs and see what creatures you can find! With the amazing new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app, fun activity pack and trail, you’ll get to interact with all your favourite characters as you go in search of the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood.

How does it work?

1. Download the new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app

Point the brand new app at special markers along the trail and watch the characters from The Gruffalo story come to life. Thanks to amazing augmented reality technology, you’ll be able to interact with each of the characters as they appear within the forest around you. Capture the fun by taking videos and photos with your favourites!
Remember to download the app before you visit the forest.
Get it on Google Play Get it on the App Store

2. Get your paws on the Gruffalo Spotters trail activity pack (£3.50)

Head to the the café or ranger hatch to grab your activity kit, packed with fun things to do to help you spot the Gruffalo. Inside you'll find:

  • Gruffalo mask and paws Activity leaflet
  • Crayon and pencil
  • Nature spotters game and instructions
  • Stickers 

3. Follow the trail

The trail at the Beechenhurst starts at the visitor centre. Complete fun family activities and learn about each animal from the book as you follow the new interactive trail.

There are also rubbings to complete and other characters to look out for as you go! Use the app to see the characters appear in the forest around you.

Facilities on site:

  • Walking trails
  • Parking (pay and display)
  • Cafe (currently offering take away only)

Open hours

Monday08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 18:30
Thursday08:00 - 18:30
Friday08:00 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 18:30
Sunday08:00 - 18:30