Eliza and Sebby Glow Trail

Shaun the Sheep Glow Trail at Moors Valley

If you are looking for some outdoor fun this half term then you cannot go wrong with a visit to Moors Valley to do their new adventure trail. Their brand new children’s activity trail is based on the new Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmegeddon and sees you venturing into forest to complete a variety of fun challenges to rescue Lu-La, an impish and adorable alien with magic powers who has crash landed. Before you go, you will need to download the free Glow Trail app, available to download on App Store and Google Play to help you complete all the challenges to …

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The all new Zog Trail at Moors Valley

Zog has always been my favourite of Julia Donaldson’s books, so when they made it into an animated short film for Christmas, I was over the moon. The Forestry Commission has put together some fabulous trails in recent years based on more books from this popular children’s author, including The Highway Rat, Gruffalo Spotters, Room on the Broom and Stick Man so I was delighted to find that Zog has arrived at Moors Valley as well as forests around the country. Although you can complete the activity trail without the activity pack, I strongly advise that you get one, particularly …

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Corfe Castle

10 reasons why Dorset should be on your travel list in 2018

I am lucky enough to live on the Jurassic Coast with 96 miles of truly stunning coastline to explore, stretching from Old Harry Rocks in Poole, Dorset to Exeter in East Devon. Not one bit of this coastline is the same, offering  exceptional natural beauty as well reading like a book into the past, revealing the history of the earth across 185 million years as a near complete record of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. With almost all of the area’s highlights being outdoors, it’s also a very affordable place for a break in the UK and I can …

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Highway Rat

The Highway Rat, coming to DVD on 5th February

We love Christmas time one of our new traditions is for us to sit down and watch our favourite books being adapted for the TV. So far we have The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on DVD and now this year’s new one has been added to the collection; The Highway Rat. This beautifully animated film from the UK’s best-selling author, Julia Donaldson was first shown on BBC1 this Christmas and was a swashbuckling adventure of bandits and biscuits. From Magic Light Pictures, The Highway Rat is a delightful story based …

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