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
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…