This Autumn BeBold are hosting a day at Hamsterley forest in County Durham to try and find a Gruffalo.


16th September 2017 @ 11.00am

Hamsterley Forest sits wedged between Teesdale and Weardale in the heart of beautiful Durham Dales, approximately 10 miles (16 km) west of Bishop Auckland.


For those of you that do not know The Gruffalo is a children's book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, that tells the story of a mouse, the protagonist of the book, taking a walk in a forest. The book has sold over 13 million copies, has won several prizes for children's literature, and has been developed into plays on both the West End and Broadway.


Why not join us for a day of fun in a beautiful setting. It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy following clues and collecting evidence. Download the app before you visit and point it at the markers to bring the characters to life! Hamsterley Forrest is also full of recreational areas for us all to enjoy a picnic.


The trail and the app are free of charge, but visitors pay a small amount to park in the forest. Activity kits are available to be purchased from the Information Centre, priced £3.00


Come and join us, meet new friends who are there to support you. To book simply visit our secure portal at the following link.

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