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 11 January 2019, the trail follows the premiere of Zog from Magic Light Pictures, on BBC One this Christmas.
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!
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 £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.
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 www.forestryengland.uk/zog
Zog trails can be found at:
· Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire
· Fineshade Woods, Northamptonshire
· Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire
· Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire
· Hicks Lodge, Leicestershire
· Hamsterley Forest, Durham
· Gisburn Forest, Lancashire
· Whinlatter Forest, Cumbria
· Grizedale Forest, Cumbria
· Kielder Forest, Northumberland
· Haldon Forest Park, Devon
· Cardinham Woods, Cornwall
· Wyre Forest, Worcestershire
- Westonbirt Arboretum
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.”
· Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean
· Haughmond Hill, Shropshire
· Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent
· Thames Chase, Essex
· High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Norfolk
· Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire
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
To win a copy of the book all you need to do is RT this post on twitter and Follow our twitter page. UK entrants only, competition closes on 24th March 2019 at midnight.
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