We found the Gruffalo!

As part of our Summer Bucket list, we wanted to go on a Gruffalo Trail.

We spent a really lovely afternoon at Sherwood Pines. It costs £4 for all day parking and you needn’t spend any more money after that. There are lots of free play areas including a huge wooden climbing area.

There’s an area for building shelters out of logs, a sand pit, wooden playhouses and lots more. We didn’t explore the whole place so I’m sure there was more to discover.

You can also ‘Go Ape‘ at Sherwood Pines and Ella really wanted to take part, but unfortunately, she’s too young.

We’ll definitely be going back to Sherwood Pines 🙂

This post is very photo heavy.

KayCee and Ella at Sherwood Pines


Aiden, KayCee and Ella in front of the Gruffalo


KayCee and Ella with the Gruffalo


Ella in the playhouses


Ella in a playhouse


KayCee playing on the park


Aiden on the park


Ant helping Ella on the climbing bars


Ella was a little sad that she couldn’t Go Ape!


Ant on the park


Ella standing with the mouse from the Gruffalo


KayCee and Ella with the fox from the Gruffalo


Ant, Aiden, KayCee and Ella sitting on a carved log


KayCee with the mouse from the gruffalo


KayCee with the owl from the Gruffalo


Ella sitting on a wooden chair in the woods


KayCee sitting on a wooden chair in the woods


KayCee and Ella standing next to a tree with a face carved into it


KayCee sticking her tongue out


KayCee playing in the sand


Ella making a sand angel


Ella trying to climb a tree


Trees and sky


KayCee found some pine cones


Ella with the snake from the Gruffalo


Ant and Ella sitting on a wooden caterpillar




Face carved into a tree


KayCee and Ella


Tree with a face carved in it


KayCee and Ella with the Gruffalo


Ella's gruffalo sticker


Wooden Gruffalo


Wooden Gruffalo


KayCee with the snake from the Gruffalo

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall



  1. Agata Pokutycka 20th August 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful day out. Love those wooden sculptures, they look so funky.

  2. Lori Taylor Arnold 20th August 2014 at 7:28 am

    Looks like a fab day out and I love the sand angel! X

  3. Kara Guppy 18th August 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I am so gutted Moors Valley got rid of their Gruffalo Trail as my kids adored it. This looks fab and would love to take the kids here

  4. fritha strickland 18th August 2014 at 11:08 am

    Wilf would love this, the Gruffalo is one of his favourite favourite books, it's wonderful x

  5. Catriona Stephen 18th August 2014 at 9:35 am

    Looks like a lovely day! Great photos 🙂 I'm quite jealous that The Gruffalo isn't anywhere near is! #CountryKids

  6. 101thingstodowithkids.com 17th August 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Some lovely photos. It looks like you all had a great time. We did the Gruffalo trail and Go Ape in the Wyre Forest. It's lovely to discover new places like that. x #countrykids

  7. Coombe Mill 17th August 2014 at 10:55 am

    Such a great price for a day of adventure of fun, the children looked in their element and obviously enjoyed the trail. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  8. Globalmouse 17th August 2014 at 8:36 am

    We are big fans of the Gruffalo and this looks like a brilliant place to visit. Great photos.

  9. Sara Thomas 17th August 2014 at 8:05 am

    They look like they've had a whale of a time! 😀

    Sara | This Girl Loves

  10. Julie Bardoe 15th August 2014 at 9:40 pm

    So many fab photos, looks like you all had lots of fun x

  11. Boo Roo and Tigger Too 15th August 2014 at 9:09 pm

    We recently visited our local Gruffalo trail and loved it. Looks like you had an amazing time too

  12. Aisha from expatlog 15th August 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Looks like a great day out. I've seen a few people recommending it. Mentally filing away for next time we're in the country.

  13. pinkoddy 15th August 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I thought ours was good but yours looks amazing. Loving the tree with the big open mouth.

  14. Jen Walshaw 15th August 2014 at 5:25 pm

    We love visiting our local forest. It is great and we love the trail too

  15. Hannah Staveley 15th August 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I have seen some other posts about this place and it does look so good.

  16. You Baby Me Mummy 15th August 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Ah it looks like your girls had a wonderful time! Great value day out too x

  17. Jessica Howliston 15th August 2014 at 3:15 pm

    wow this looks fab and some great photos there! My little boy is a huge gruffalo fan so im sure he would love this! xx

  18. Louise 15th August 2014 at 10:59 am

    Great photos – Sherwood Pines rocks! Looks like you had a lovely day x

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