Superworm Trail, Wyre Forest

Last year, Rachel and I had the opportunity to test out the Go-Ape Junior Treetop challenge in the Wyre Forest and whilst there we took a stroll around the Gruffalo trail.

Whilst on holiday over Easter, we drove past the entrance on the way to the Severn Valley railway and so we decided to take the children there on another day to do the new trail for this year – the Superworm trail – also based on a Julia Donaldson book.

We arrived mid-morning on yet another sunny Easter day.

After a quick play in the lovely wooden playground we headed into the forest on the trail.
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The trail is not too difficult, so was suitable for all ages.
The children ran ahead getting to each sign way before we caught up! Luckily Rachel was able to read the signs to her younger brother.
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It was lovely to watch them all running free in the forest and exploring. There was a den-building area where people had obviously been busy and the boys partcularly enjoyed going in and out of the dens.
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The forest looked amazing in the morning sunshine and it was amazing to just stop and look upwards to see the blue sky between the super tall trees!
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The trail itself was good enough – Z at 2 didn’t really understand and just followed the others around, but the older 2 seemed to enjoy following the trail even though neither had read Superworm.
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It probably wasn’t as exciting to us as the Gruffalo trail had been, simply because to us it was unknown, but to be honest it didn’t really matter – we probably would have taken them all for a walk in the forest without it, but it was more fun to have something tailored to the children.
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Towards the end we walked past the Go-Ape Junior course and Rachel was very chuffed to show off to the others where she had been – and particularly enjoyed showing Jack the zip-wire. Of course he wanted to do it immediately! But I explained that a) he is too young – cue strop – and b) they were fully booked – cue another strop.
Then we headed back to the playground for fun and ice-cream.

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