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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
- 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.
Looking for more thing to do near Exeter? Check out these posts:
- Things to do in and near Exeter
- Places to visit in South Devon
- Things to do on Dartmoor with kids
- Easy Dartmoor walks to try with kids
More places to find the Superworm trail in the South West
Here’s the other Forestry England sites in South West England where you can find the Superworm activity trail in 2022:
- Cardinham Woods, Cornwall
- Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset
- Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire
- Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Here’s the full list of 26 Forestry England sites that have the Superworm Trail in 2022.
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