the gruffalo's birthday


“A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood, a fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.”

As regular readers will know I’m a Forestry Commission Blogging Ambassador. As part of my role I get the pleasure of letting you know about the fabulous things that happen at forestry commission sites throughout the year. This year I’m excited to tell you that The Forestry Commission are going to be helping to celebrate The Gruffalo’s 15th birthday with some brilliant activities across their sites.

From the 11th April until the end of September there will be Gruffalo themed activity trails in 28 forests across England. The characters from the book will make exploring the forest even more fun for children. The trail is going to be at my local forest Westonbirt Arboretum so I’ll definitely be taking the Purple children to do the trail.

When these trails finish they’ll be replaced on Oct 3rd by Gruffalo’s child activity trails (also celebrating its 10th Birthday this year) which will run until the end of January 2015.

On the 7th of June there’s a Gruffalo’s birthday party picnic in the forests. Bring a picnic, and come and join the celebrations. Then from June 15th you will be able to find 15 7ft tall Gruffalo sculptures which will be hidden in forests across England. They have been carved out of timber carefully selected from Forestry Commission sites.

So if you think this all sounds like good fun, and you have children who love the forest, or the Gruffalo then sign up here to receive news about the celebrations and those who sign up will also receive a free downloadable birthday party pack in the spring.