FREE Activity Trail: Zog Trail is the new Forestry Commission Trail

FREE Activity Trail: Zog Trail is the new Forestry Commission Trail

Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick Man and Highway Rat trails at Forestry Commission sites across England, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical children’s picture book, the Zog Trail, is the new activity trail for families to enjoy in the nation’s forests this winter. Launched on 30th January 2023.

Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses! Forestry Commission England are now inviting children to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

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As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack. Available to buy for just £4 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

Zog Trail

Alice Mayne, Head of Recreation said:

“The trails will be an amazing adventure, encouraging visitors to make the most of the winter season and beyond in our beautiful forests.

“We are very excited to be working with Magic Light Pictures again and are looking forward to families having a new and exciting reason to visit the forest this winter.”

Further details of trails and free downloadable activity sheets are available from

Zog trails can be found at:

List of participating sites:

  1. Haldon Forest Park, Devon
  2. Cardinham Woods, Cornwall
  3. Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset
  4. Alice Holt Forest, Surrey
  5. Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent
  6. Grizedale Forest, Lake District
  7. Whinlatter Forest, Cumbia
  8. Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
  9. Wyre Forest, Worcestershire
  10. Haughmond Hill, Shropshire
  11. Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire
  12. Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
  13. Guisborough Forest, North Yorkshire
  14. Delamere Forest, Cheshire
  15. Fineshade Woods, Northamptonshire
  16. Hicks Lodge, Leicestershire
  17. Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire
  18. Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire
  19. Salcey Forest, Northampton
  20. Jeskyns Community Woodland, Kent
  21. Hamsterley Forest, Durham
  22. Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire
  23. Thames Chase Community Forest, London
  24. Gisburn Forest, Lancashire
  25. High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Suffolk
  26. Kielder Forest, Northumberland

You can read Karen from Stopping at Two’s review of the Zog Trail at Westonbirt Arboretum here. She says that ” The Zog trail at Westonbirt Arboretum is in the Old Arboretum, which is great for us as this is the part where dogs are not allowed and so the girls are more than happy go there. The trail itself is less than half a mile long, and pretty flat so it makes an easy walk.”

FREE Activity Trail: Zog is the new Forestry Commission Trail

You can read a great Review of the Zog Trail at Wendover Woods over on the fabulous Mummy Travels – FOLLOWING THE ZOG TRAIL AT WENDOVER WOODS

or take a look at their video!

·         Jeskyns Community Woodland, Kent

·         Guisborough Forest, Yorkshire

·         Dalby Forest, Yorkshire

·         Alice Holt, Surrey

·         Moors Valley, Dorset

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