Ever since watching Zog on TV at Christmas I was so excited to hear that there would be a new trail in the woods, just like the Gruffalo Trail. The kids loved the Gruffalo one we did in the Forest of Dean. (You can see that blog here). So we had high expectations for this new one. It is so nice to pick a day and head out into the great outdoors and the kids can burn off some energy. They never complained of being tired once! The added bonus was that we took advantage of the ridiculously great February weather and basked in the sunshine with ice creams afterwards!
I recommend watching Zog before you step out on one of the trails so you can fall in love with the loveable dragon growing up through years of dragon school. He has to learn all dragony things like flying, breathing fire… you know, all the normal stuff!
So, this time we visited Gisburn Forset (after braving the country lanes to get there!) and after parking (£3 all day) we bought our activity packs (£3) from the Hub Cafe.
I haven’t been to Gisburn before, whereas my husband treats it as his second home. However, he usually sees the sunrises here as he whizzes past on his bike! He is usually here so early the cafe hasn’t even opened yet! Imagine his excitement when he could actually go inside!!
So off we went…. with not knowing the trail, we wore wellies. Good job too as the start was quite muddy. There were lots to look out for from your activity packs (includes a pencil! So you haven’t got to delve into the bottom of your bag! ) and hidden animals to find and identify with the clever eye-spy revealer! The path took you deep into the woods which was definitely not pram friendly but added a sense of adventure and excitement as they were unsure what was around the next corner.
Look out for the very noisy pond of frogs behind the toilet block!
There are loads of Zog Trails around the country and you can find your nearest here.
Here is the link for the Gisburn Forest Zog Trail.
Go off and enjoy… and wear your masks!