Nature lessons on forest trail

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Thursday 3rd February 2022 5:00 pm
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BASED on the hugely popular children’s picture book, Superworm returned to Haldon Forest Park in January with a brand-new family activity trail.

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

In the latest exciting partnership between Forestry England and Magic Light Pictures, the trail showcases the unsung heroes of the forest, highlighting the small but mighty creatures in the Superworm story, such as toad and beetle.

Families will discover brightly illustrated panels, packed with amazing activities designed to get children thinking about these unsung heroes. Questions along the trail will inspire children to think about the everyday heroic feats of the minibeasts of the woods and forests around them. The 1.5-mile trail should keep the young ones entertained for around an hour leaving plenty of time to find more fun and explore the forest. The route is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, with seating and picnic spots along the way.

Special Superworm trail packs are available to buy on site with additional activities, including stickers, a superhero mask, creature fact cards, at-home activity sheet, pencil and crayon.

Haldon Forest Park manager, Katy Harrison, said: ‘This is such a fun trail that offers children the chance to become a hero of the forest, just like the much loved and heroic creatures within the Superworm story. You’ll get to learn about our minibeasts and the important jobs they do for the nation’s forests. It’s the perfect winter’s day out.’

Alex Sanson, Brand Manager at Magic Light said:’Forestry England sites are the perfect home for Superworm and all his friends. These trails offer a great opportunity to young explorers to learn about all the heroic feats that worms and other minibeasts achieve.’

The Superworm trail can be found at 26 of the nation’s forests and launch dates differ between forests, for more details please visit www.forestryengland.uk/superworm.

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