Hunting down The Gruffalo

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood

20130403-104255.jpgA Fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good

20130403-104325.jpgAfraid of the Gruffalo, The fox didn’t want to be roasted fox so off he sped

On went the mouse through the deep dark wood. An owl saw the mouse and the mouse looked good!

20130403-104501.jpgAfraid of the Gruffalo, The owl didn’t want to be made into owl ice cream so away he flew!

Meanwhile lurking in the woods the Gruffalo awaits!


On went the mouse through the deep dark wood. A snake saw the mouse and the mouse looked good!

20130403-104514.jpgAfraid of the Gruffalo, The snake didn’t want to scrambled snake, So away he slid to his logpile house!


But who is this creature with terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws?

He has knobbly knees and turned out toes and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.

His eyes are orange, his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all over his back!

Oh Help! Oh No!


20130403-110016.jpgWe Had great fun walking through the woods with our map in one hand, hunting down the Grufallo and other characters in the famous children’s Book ‘The Grufallo’ written by Julia Donaldson.

It’s a must for all Gruffalo lovers young and old!

We even found the Gruffalo’s child


You will find this fantastic trail at Thorndon Country Park in Brentwood, Essex. Pay for a map at the visitors centre which costs 50p, the map is easy to follow and makes a lovely keepsake for the children. The paths are wide making it easy to push along pushchairs and for the children to run along.

Even thought the weather wasn’t exactly lovely spring weather we still had lots of fun and even the older child enjoyed finding the characters along the way, the boys had fun exploring the woods and climbing up fallen trunks.


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8 thoughts on “Hunting down The Gruffalo

  1. Oh wow this looks really great! I believe there’s one by me as a friend had a birthday party there but I’ve not been – may have to look it up.

    Thanks for sharing with the Spring Carnival.

  2. The Gruffalo was one of both my boys and my favourite books – they may have moved on but I can still recite it by heart! What a brilliant way to bring a book alive!

  3. we have been gruffalo hunting these last few monday nights, but sadly we only catch a glimpse through the trees. yours looks like much more fun with the real thing.

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