The Gruffalo Trail

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There's no such thing as a Gruffalo....

Venture out to Horsenden HIll, Perivale with your mini explorers and track down the Gruffalo and his friends while exploring this historic woodland.

"The brand new Gruffalo trail at Horsenden Hill features a 7ft Redwood wooden sculpture of the Gruffalo and four smaller Sweet Chestnut sculptures of Mouse, Fox, Snake and Owl, all hidden along the adventure trail pathway for children to explore and discover".

The beautifully crafted sculptures from the story created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, were carved by chainsaw artist Daniel Cordell. The trail also features signposts which helps kids discover the real wildlife as they explorethe trail. Afterwards, pop down to the canal and wave at the boats as they pass, before visiting the children's playground complete with pirate ship!

Getting there: Head to Horsenden Hill Farm (UB6 7PB) where you'll find a car park. Look up the hill towards the Farm buildings and you'll see a big green door and a sign pointing to the Gruffallo Trail. Head up the steps and through the courtyard, straight up the hill and let the adventures begin! See the map below if you get stuck.

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