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Join Zog on his magical forest adventure at Grizedale and Whinlatter Forests

Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick Man and Highway Rat trails at Forestry Commission sites across England, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical children’s picture book, Zog, will be the new activity trail for families to enjoy at Lake District forests, Grizedale and Whinlatter Forests. Launching in February half term 2019, the trail will follow the premiere of the animated special from Magic Light Pictures which was shown on BBC One over Christmas 2018.

Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses! Forestry Commission England are now inviting children to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack. Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

Katherine Patterson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Forestry Commission – North England, said: “The trail is going to add a magical adventure to our Lake District Forests. We are so excited about families coming to enjoy our Lake District Forests in a playful way. The zog trail is interactive and fun and will amuse and entertain everyone who joins in.

“We are very excited to be working with Magic Light Pictures again and are looking forward to families having a new reason to visit Grizedale Forest and Whinlatter Forest this year.”

Further details of trails and free downloadable activity sheets are available from

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