Where to find the Zog activity trail around England
If, like us, you’re fans of the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler books about unlikely heroes on epic quests you’ll want to make sure you visit a Zog activity trail in 2019. Zog, the latest character to be brought to life on the big screen at Christmas, is going on an adventure at Forestry Commission sites all over England. So, where is the Zog activity trail near you? Read on to find out!
Find out what we thought of the Highway Rat activity trail at Haldon Forest Park in Exeter last year.
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The story of Zog
I’m going to be perfectly honest here and say that when Zog was announced as the 2018 animated Christmas special on BBC One, I was a bit disappointed. Somehow it was one of the Donaldson and Scheffler works that we hadn’t read. Never fear, we’ve made up for it since then and have even bought Zog and the Flying Doctors*!
If you need catching up on the plot, Zog is a clumsy dragon who is learning his trade at Dragon School with the help of a young girl. She helps him muddle his way through learning how to fly, roar, breathe fire and fight knights. Then the time comes to capture a princess! It’s a hoot and we had a great time watching on Christmas Day.
Zog activity trail
The Zog Activity Trail is at 24 Forestry Commission sites in 2019 allowing children to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog. They’ll find out how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey. And if they are partial to a gold star like their hero Zog there’s plenty of those up for grabs too.
If you are up for the challenge there are free activity sheets you can download from the Forestry Commission website. You can also buy an activity pack including a Zog mask, activity sheets, a pencil and stickers for £3 from the Ranger’s office.
Where to find the Zog activity trials
Here’s where you can take up Zog’s adventure at Forestry Commission sites around England from 11 January 2019:
- Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire
- Fineshade Woods, Northamptonshire
- Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire
- Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire
- Hicks Lodge, Leicestershire
- Hamsterley Forest, Durham
- Gisburn Forest, Lancashire
- Whinlatter Forest, Cumbria
- Grizedale Forest, Cumbria
- Kielder Forest, Northumberland
- Haldon Forest Park, Devon
- Cardinham Woods, Cornwall
- Wyre Forest, Worcestershire
- Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean
- Haughmond Hill, Shropshire
- Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent
- Thames Chase, Essex
- High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Norfolk
- Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire
- Jeskyns Community Woodland, Kent
- Guisborough Forest, Yorkshire
- Dalby Forest, Yorkshire
- Alice Holt, Surrey
- Moors Valley, Dorset
Find out more about the Zog activity trails on the Forestry Commission website.
Or why not buy the book to get yourselves in the mood for some outdoor dragon fun?!
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