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Superworm Trail at Haldon Forest, Devon

Superworm Trail at Haldon Forest, Devon

Did your kids watch Superworm on the BBC at Christmas? If so, they (and you) may be excited to hear there’s a Superworm Trail at Haldon Forest Park near Exeter in Devon.

This brand new activity trail, based on the children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, opens at Haldon Forest on Saturday 15 January 2022.

It’s the latest partnership between Forestry England and Magic Light Pictures following on from The Gruffalo, Highway Rat, Stickman and Zog Trails you might have enjoyed in previous years.

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Girl smiling while doing the Superworm Trail at Haldon Forest in Devon

What to expect on the Superworm Trail

The Superworm Trail highlights the small but mighty creatures in the Superworm story, such as toad, beetle and cunning Wizard Lizard, and shows their amazing abilities as they make their home in the forest.

It includes lots of fun activities for families to complete. It’s a self-led trail on Haldon’s family-friendly Discovery Trail.

Children tracing onto an activity sheet

You follow brightly illustrated panels that share activities, questions and facts that will inspire children to think about the everyday heroic feats of the mini-beasts of the woods and forests around them.

How long is the Superworm trail at Haldon Forest?

Discovery trail at Haldon Forest Park near Exeter
The Discovery Trail at Haldon Forest Park

The Discovery Trail at Haldon Forest is 1.5 mile long and is mostly flat. The path is suitable for pushchairs but there are often puddles after rain. Wellington boots are recommended.

Be aware that you have to cross a road twice and the trail is also used by cyclists.

The walk and activities should keep your kids entertained for around an hour.

Child at activity board

How much does the Superworm trail pack cost?

You can follow the trail for free.

But for some extra activities there’s a Superworm trail pack. This is available to buy for £3.50 from the site’s Info Pod by the car park.

Activity sheets in the Superworm Trail pack

The activity pack includes:

  • a craft bag to colour in
  • a forest superhero mask
  • seven creature facts cards
  • an activity sheet to complete at home
  • stickers
  • a pencil and crayon
  • a trail leaflet

Where is Haldon Forest Park?

Find the car park where you start the Superworm Trail at: Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XR.

Parking at Haldon Forest

At the weekends and in school holidays, parking costs £4 for up to two hours, £6 for up to four hours and £8 all day. There are reduced prices for parking on week days in term time.

Download and use the Ringo app for contactless payment. There is a small additional fee.

Alternatively, if you visit regularly, you can buy membership for £40 per year, which includes parking.

Find out more about visiting Haldon Forest.

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More places to find the Superworm trail in the South West

Girl laughing while doing activity sheets

Here’s the other Forestry England sites in South West England where you can find the Superworm activity trail in 2022:

Here’s the full list of 26 Forestry England sites that have the Superworm Trail in 2022.

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