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New Forest Trail for the Forest of Dean: SUPERWORM!

New Forest Trail for the Forest of Dean: SUPERWORM!

Have a forest adventure with Superworm in 2015.

Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!

From the creators of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, the hugely popular children’s story Superworm will come to the Forestry Commission's Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean this month.

Superworm tells the story of how a superhero worm and his mini-beast friends defeat the villainous Wizard Lizard.

From 13 March until the end of October, families can enjoy Superworm activity trails at around 20 selected sites across the country including Beechenhurst.
The activity trail will include up to 10 stops and take around one hour to complete.

At each stop, visitors will discover a panel containing activities and questions inspiring them to use the Superworm story and its characters to think about the woods and forests around them. The trail has been designed by Forestry Commission England’s learning team to have activities suitable for children aged 3-6, as well as elements that will appeal to 6-8 year olds.

The activities encourage children to use their ‘superhero’ senses and powers of discovery and creativity; from discovering the touch and smell of the forest to becoming nature detectives. Additional activities created by the Youth Sport Trust will also excite young adventurers to become super-fit like Superworm.

Special packs with additional things to do, including a sticker sheet, activity leaflet, and a limited edition Superworm mini-book, will also be available to purchase onsite.

The continuing partnership between Forestry Commission England and Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling children’s books builds on the success of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child activities. Over one million visitors followed Forestry Commission England’s Gruffalo trails throughout England in the summer of 2014.

Superworm’s author, Julia Donaldson, commented:
    ◦    “There’s nothing better than getting out into the wild as a family. I’m sure these trails will be really enjoyed by those taking part.
    ◦    “The idea of using Superworm to get children excited about nature is a great one. 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 to sign up to Forestry Commission England’s family activity database to be the first to hear more about the forest activities of Superworm and his friends.

Explore Gloucestershire
6 March 2015

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