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Oh Help! Oh No! It’s a Gruffalo!

Wondering where to take the family for the May half term holiday?  Make yourself the most popular parent in the world and head for Forest Holidays - because over Whitsun we’re going Gruffalo crazy.

The Gruffalo is one of the best-loved monsters in the world – and he’s coming to a forest near you.  This charming story by Julia Donaldson, with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, delights children and adults alike and it’s no surprise to find out it has been voted the UK’s favourite bedtime story. We’ll bet it’s one of your favourites for reading to the children as much as it’s one of theirs.

Throughout the summer months at Forest Holidays, we’ll be celebrating 15 years of The Gruffalo with the help of the Forestry Commission, who have a full programme of activities and events. All our forest locations are close to the action and we’re having our own fun-filled Gruffalo week over Whitsun too. Come and join in, bringing this lovely story to life for your little ones.

Gruffalo Trails by day, hot tub under the stars by night

After a day of Gruffalo entertainment and, dare we say, education for the children, mum and dad might be ready for something a little more relaxing in the evening. That’s where our cosy forest cabins kick in. Order your pizzas from the Forest Retreat, then settle the kids down with their new Gruffalo cuddly toys. Now sink into the hot tub and, as you gaze at the stars above, reflect on a happy family day on the trail of the Gruffalo.

Our holidays are perfect for children of all ages and, with the added excitement of the Gruffalo, your children will be in heaven. Book a cabin over Whitsun for a special, memorable family holiday.

All was quiet in the deep, dark wood. A mouse saw a nut and the nut looked good…..

Gruffalo-welcome to our forests (2)

Did you know?

  • Julia Donaldson, author of the Gruffalo, based the story on a Chinese tale with a little girl and a hungry tiger. She couldn’t think of much to rhyme with tiger and thus the Gruffalo, to rhyme with “doesn’t he know”, was born.
  • The Gruffalo has been translated into over fifty languages, including Thai, Russian, Scots, Maori and even Latin.

 

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