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.

Zog Trail Moors Valley

Although you can complete the activity trail without the activity pack, I strongly advise that you get one, particularly if the kids are older as it gives them extra things to look for and find.

Zog Trail Moors Valley

Costing just £3 each, the pack contain a Zog sticker, Zog headband, pencil, activity book and an animal reveal lens.

Zog Trail Moors Valley

The trail at Moors Valley is 1.5 km long and starts at the Visitor Centre, taking families on a well marked out, buggy friendly journey through the woods. 

Zog Trail Moors Valley

The trail is on forest paths which, because the weather has been so nice, are firm and dry underfoot at the moment, however, these paths can get slippery and a little muddy during and after periods of wet weather, so I would advise wellies or walking boots rather than trainers.

Zog Trail Moors Valley

The trail gets you to follow panels and complete activities along the way as you head on a forest journey with Zog. We had to find forest homes, fly like a bird, listen for forest animals etc.

Zog Trail Moors Valley

There are also characters from the story to find and the chance to collect stars as you learn like Zog did at Dragon school, by completing the challenges along the way.

Zog Trail Moors Valley

The trail is aimed at younger children, but Isaac enjoyed helping his siblings look out for the characters and joining them in doing the activities.

Play Trail Moors Valley (1)

His pay off was the chance to complete the play trail, which is our favourite thing to do at Moors Valley.

The Zog Trail is open from 11 January 2019 and available throughout 2019, allowing children to follow the trail through Zog’s forest classroom to learn more about the animals and habitats around them, whilst getting some fresh air and exercise at the same time.

24 thoughts on “The all new Zog Trail at Moors Valley”

  1. We’ve done a few similar trails and the Zog one is on my list to try and do at some point. I’ve never got the activity pack before but I will have to give it a try next time. Love the Zog masks and the activities along the way sound like fun. Thanks for sharing with #CountryKids

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  2. I love Zog and I couldn’t resist reading it to my eldest before she watched it on tv. These trails are lovely for getting the children outside and exploring. #CountryKids

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  3. This sounds amazing, an adventure for the whole family! I wish this was available when I was younger! Sounds like a great way of exercising together and being able to soak up the fresh air

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  4. Omg how fun! Definitely looks like a place my daughter would love to explore!!!! We are all about family activities like this trail

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