The Gruffalo Trail – Brentwood

Category: Local Park 18

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good


Thorndon Country Park in Brentwood, Essex is a beautiful wide open area with lots of woodland and trails to follow including The Gruffalo Trail

My 3 year old daughter has become obsessed with The Gruffalo child recently and as soon as we heard about the trail we knew that we had to take her on it

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The trail is located next to Thornton Countryside Centre and you can collect your map from the centre for only 50p. The centre is designed with families in mind, with a picnic area and a surprisingly clean toilet area.


The trail is short, with 6 characters from Julia Donaldson’s Gruffalo books. The models are beautifully realised and instantly recognisable as the characters from the book.

It was a fun morning, as we walked through the story and ended the day with a picnic; and a visit to the centre


I would highly recommend it for anyone with children as a cheap day out for all your family to enjoy


Just remember there’s no such thing as a gruffalo…

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