A NEW Superworm family trail has opened at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest.

From the creators of The Gruffalo, the popular children’s picture book Superworm activity trail runs throughout the year.

The new trail follows the premiere of the animated special from Magic Light Pictures, which aired on BBC One on Christmas Day.

In the latest partnership between Forestry England and Magic Light Pictures, the Superworm trail showcases the unsung mini heroes of the forest.

Based on the children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, it highlights the small but mighty creatures in the Superworm story, such as toad, beetle and Wizard Lizard, and shows their amazing abilities as they make their home in the forest.

Families will discover brightly illustrated panels, packed with amazing activities designed to inspire children to think about the everyday heroic feats of the minibeasts of the woods and forests around them.

The 1.3km trail begins at the Visitor Centre.

Melanie Keddie, of Forestry England, South District, said: “This is such a fun trail that offers children the chance to become champions of the forest, just like the much loved and heroic creatures within the Superworm story. You’ll get to learn about minibeasts and the important jobs they do for the nation’s forests. It’s the perfect winter’s day out.”

Special Superworm trail packs are available to buy on site from the Visitor Centre for £3.50 with additional activities, including stickers, a superhero mask, fact cards, and at-home activity sheet.


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