We were very excited about trying the Stick Man trail at Alice Holt Forestry Commission site last weekend. Stick Man is one of my most favourite books and so we couldn’t wait to help Stick Man find his way back to his family tree and be reunited with his Stick Lady Love, and his Stick children three.
The trail at Alice Holt led us through the forest on a different route to our what we do usually, which made a nice change. There are markers to follow as you walk along the trail, each with fun facts and game ideas as well as learning about the importance of the forest for people and wildlife. We were with friends and it was a bit of a miserable day so rushed around a little but I can imagine if you had time to stop and take your time it would be a brilliant way to spend an afternoon.
We’ll definitely be going back to try it again and really take in the little details that make it such special activity.
Sydney was very excited to find the Gruffalo’s child in the forest too.
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Look who else we found? The huge model of Stick Man is right at the end of the trail and well worth the wait.
Activity packs are available for £3, which include a fun-packed activity leaflet, sheets to create your own Stick Man rubbing and pipe cleaners to make your own Stick Man, a chunky crayon and a pencil.
Based on the much-loved book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Stick Man is published by Scholastic and set to premier this Christmas on BBC One as an animated special. More info at www.stickmanofficial.com/film.
Why try a Forestry Commission Stick Man trail in a forest near you: www.forestry.gov.uk/stickman.
For more ideas for things to do in the forest see this great post from Science Sparks.
Stickman was my son’s favourite book. He’s 8 now but still loves it even though he is on to fatter books. I think I know it off by heart! I love the look of this experience, it looks fabulous. Stick Man himself is just perfect! (: x
Sarah MumofThree World
The Stick Man model and Gruffalo’s Child models are fab. I love Stick Man too, but sadly my kids are too old for Julia Donaldson books now, so I don’t think we will ever do one of these trails (unless we take my little niece and nephew!).
Donna @ Little Lilypad Co
I’m Stickman, I’m Stickman, I’m Stickman that’s me and I long to be home in the family tree!
This is my FAVOURITE book by Julia Donaldson and I didn’t know there was a trail! Am a little excited by this!
I am like SO jealous. As much as we LOVED our Stickman Trail there was NOT a Stickman at the end! I must find out if there is an actual Stickman near to me other than the Forest we went to. Great post and glad you enjoyed it.
There’s a stickman trail in the woods near us – i wonder if my two are too old for it though.
Only one way to find out 😉
Having just done (and blogged about) the Stick Man trail at Wendover Woods it’s fascinating to see what other ones look like. Particularly love the huge Stick Man at the end. My son would go mad for that!