The Gruffalo Trail

Visitors Comments

'Thank you for a wonderful day out, a beautiful setting for a wonderful story, the kids loved the fairy trail we will recommend'.

April 2019

'Lovely gardens and woodland walk, we enjoyed the old mill, spotting the fairy houses, the lady here was really friendly & helpful'

April 2019

'A tranquil 2 hours of escaping - thank you'

March 2019

'It was great' 

March 2019

'Kids loved it! Never knew trees could be so interesting... and we saw a red squirrel'

February 2019

'Beautiful woodland & trails loved The Gruffalo! Thank you.'

September 2018

'Wonderful what more can you say'

September 2018

 

 

 

 

The Gruffalo Trail

The short trail uses boards showing selected extracts from the Scots version of the famous book to link the story to the setting of this special corner of the Woodland Garden.

Who will you find in the woods?

You may also find some of our other friends who have moved into the gardens 'our fairies & Elf' 

 


Admission Fee to the Woodland Garden including the Gruffalo Trail & Fairy Trail

Cash only thank you

  • £5 per adult, £2 per child (4-16yrs) 3 & under free
  • £15 per family 2 adults plus children, £9 single parent plus children

Directions

Follow the signs from A83 to Ardkinglas Woodland Garden.
From the car park, the path leads along the hill 400m to the start of Gruffalo Trail.
Please pick up a Trail Map from the Mouse which will help guide you along the route.

About the Gruffalo Trail

Rathos Byres Forge, Edinburgh, were commissioned to make the Mouse and Gruffalo figures in galvanized steel and have produced exceptional examples of the contemporary blacksmith's art. This original approach works well alongside the metalwork gates and benches that the team at Ratho Byres Forge have previously designed for Ardkinglas. The lattice structure of the sculptures links in with the intertwining branches of the surrounding trees and magically captures the book's principal characters while allowing the children's imagination to bring them to life.

The project has been made possible by the enthusiastic participation of Magic Light Pictures, London, who licence the brand material and also the generous cooperation of Macmillan Children's Books and Black and White Publishing Ltd.