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. Louise says:

    Aww, what an absolutely awesome looking trail! The kids look like they thoroughly enjoyed themselves 🙂

    Louise x

  2. I love all these trails, Julia Donaldson’s books are brilliant aren’t they, though I don’t think we’ve read Zog. Sounds like you had a great time there. Thanks for sharing at #CountryKids
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  3. 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

  4. Oh such fun trail for kids. These are what kids should be doing always, getting some fresh air and some exercise.

  5. nice that children can experience the trails after have read the book. Should be something really very cool!
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  6. Our kids love reading about ZOG when they were kids so I know for certain they would love doing the activity trail especially on a nice day. Your kids look like they enjoyed it a lot.

  7. Helena says:

    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

  8. natalie says:

    My children love doing trails and Zog is one of our favourite books. Will have to see how far away this one is for us.

  9. eli says:

    oh neat! it looks like a nice fun way to spend the day outdoors with your kids

  10. That looks like so much fun for the kids! I love that they have activities for them!

  11. This looks like so much fun! We’ve done the Stickman and Gruffalo ones local to us and loved them!

  12. Aww this looks like so much fun! We went to our local Forestry Commission woodland at the weekend and they had removed the Gruffalo Trial, so I wonder whether there will be a Zog one there soon 🙂

  13. Winsze says:

    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

  14. Really need to see if there’s one near us – it looks so cool! We loved watching Zog over Christmas.

  15. How precious! I love that they wore little masks and that it was interactive. What a fun adventure!

  16. Talya Stone says:

    Ahhh this looks like such a great day out and what a fab way of getting children out and connecting with nature!

  17. susanna says:

    I’ve not heard of these before, they look really good. Will look out for them!

  18. Courtney says:

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

  19. Wow! This is such an incredible idea. So interactive for kids! I love it!

  20. We love Zog too! And how good was the film at Christmas – we’ve been watching it on loop. Have been meaning to take the boys on the new zog trail. Just need to find one near to us.

  21. Trails like this looks so nice and a great thing to do with the kids. I know there used to be a winnie the pooh one close to me x

  22. Wow! This looks like so much fun! I bet my son would love this kind of activity. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Mimi says:

    This is an awesome adventure trail I’m sure my little one would enjoy! I love how detailed and informative you were. Good read!

  24. Charlotte says:

    This looks like so much fun for the kids! It is great to get them outdoors in the fresh air 🙂
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