A new super-story family trail will open at Moors Valley Country Park, near Ringwood, on 13 March. The Park is one of only 20 sites in the UK to open a new Superworm activity trail this year. Especially designed by Forestry Commission England’s learning team, the super-sensory trails will offer lots of excitement for young children and families looking for a fun day out
Superworm is a hugely popular super-story from the creators of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. Perfect for young children, it tells the story of how a superhero worm and his mini-beast friends defeat the villainous Wizard Lizard. The new activity trails build on the success of previous trails across Forestry Commission sites, which attracted over one million visitors last year.
At Moors Valley the activity trail will be open from 13 March until the end of October. Incorporating up to 10 stops, each offering activity ideas and questions, it will use its fun format to help children use their super-senses to connect with the forest environment around them. Additional activities created by the Youth Sports Trust will also excite young explorers to become super-fit like Superworm.
Special packs with additional things to do, including a sticker sheet, activity leaflet, string to make your own Superworm and a limited edition Superworm mini-book will also be available to buy in the Visitor Centre.
Superworm’s author Julia Donaldson said, “The characters in the book include ants, beetles, caterpillars, spiders, birds and reptiles, many of which can be found on the activity trails, bringing our woods and forests alive for young adventurers.”
Visit www.forestry.gov.uk/superworm to sign up to the Forestry Commission England’s family activity database to be the first to hear more about the forest activities of Superworm and his friends.
You can also find details at www.moors-valley.co.uk or contact the Rangers on 01425 470721.