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Oh help! Oh no! Can you spot the Gruffalo?

Ravina Rama

21 February 2017

Time to Read

2 minutes

Join us and follow this story-book classic on a journey to find the Gruffalo! Are you ready to venture into the deep, dark wood?

Forestry Commission England and Magic Light Pictures now offer an extraordinary chance to see our well-loved Gruffalo characters come to life before your eyes! This magical experience can be found in a total of 26 ‘Gruffalo Spotters’ trails across the UK to give you and your family a chance to use an incredible, free augmented reality app to help you spot them through your own phone. This is one of the best free family experiences out there! 

With help from the Gruffalo Spotter app revealing sneaky little clues, your little adventurers can journey on an exciting trail to find out where their favourite Gruffalo characters are hiding.

On your way, you’ll spot five footprint signposts that match each of the characters from the book. There are tiny prints from a mouse, paw prints from a fox, bird footprints, and of course, the Gruffalo's footprint itself! Could this be where they’re hiding?

Boy looking at map to find The Gruffalo on a Gruffalo trail

Remember to look high into the trees and all around the dark wood! Look out for his terrible tusks and terrible claws, and his terrible teeth in his terrible jaws. Can you prove whether there is such a thing as a Gruffalo? 

If you aim your phone at these fantastically hidden signposts, thanks to some rather brilliant technology, your Gruffalo friends will appear around you, perfect for some unique family memories to show off to your friends.

Find your nearest trail and download the free app here - www.forestry.gov.uk/gruffalo

Parent taking a photo of their two children  who have found a signpost on their Gruffalo trail


Gruffalo & Gruffalo images © 1999/2004 & TM Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd

Photos © Forestry Commission England 2017 



Ravina Rama

21 February 2017

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Ravina Rama is the PR, Content and Social Media Executive for Day Out With The Kids and finds therapy in both shopping and writing for her own blog.

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