At the end of March, the Gruffalo’s Child sculpture, part of The Gruffalo trail at Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, will soon head off on her annual break before returning to the woods next winter.
The first five larger-than-life carved sculptures were installed at the woodland in 2016 and the Gruffalo’s Child sculpture was added to the trail in November 2017 with a new activity map for visitors to follow through the winter months. Since then, the Gruffalo’s Child has taken a break each summer, this year she will be stored away at the end of March.
Engagement Manager Katrina Preston commented: “As the story of The Gruffalo’s Child is set in a snowy, winter forest, we wanted to keep the experience children have when they visit as true to the book as possible.”
The original trail with five sculptures, activity stops and activity pack will all be staying in place for children of all ages to enjoy over the summer. There will also be a Gruffalo’s Easter Trail in place from mid-April then The Gruffalo’s Child will return in the autumn along with a brand-new winter trail for families to follow through the woods.