Join Stick Man on his forest adventure
Forestry Commission England’s Westonbirt Arboretum invites families into the woods this winter to help Stick Man find his way back to his family tree and be reunited with his Stick Lady Love, and his Stick children three.
The Stick Man trails are the latest initiative organised by Forestry Commission England in conjunction with Magic Light Pictures, following the award winning Gruffalo Forest Tour in 2014. Based on the much-loved book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Stick Man is published by Scholastic and premiered last Christmas on BBC One as an animated special.
The self-led trails are located in Westonbirt Arboretum and in 23 other Forestry Commission forests across England, allowing children and families to join Stick Man on his forest adventure. While following the trail route, children and families can take part in activities based on their favourite book character.
The trails will lead children and families through the forests using activity points which allow them to live the epic adventures of Stick Man, whilst also learning about the importance of forests for people, wildlife and timber.
The self-led trails are located in Westonbirt Arboretum and in 23 other Forestry Commission forests across England, allowing children and families to join Stick Man on his forest adventure.
In addition, there will be activity packs available for £3, which will include a fun-packed activity leaflet, sheets to create your own Stick Man rubbing and pipe cleaners to make your own Stick Man, a chunky crayon and a pencil. These special packs will encourage children to discover the great outdoors, in magical woodland surroundings.
Ian Gambles, Director of Forestry Commission England, commented: “We are very excited to be working with Magic Light Pictures again and are looking forward to providing a new and exciting reason to visit the forest this winter. The trails will be an amazing adventure, encouraging visitors to make the most of the winter season and beyond in our beautiful forests alongside one of their favourite book characters.”
Daryl Shute, Brand Director at Magic Light Pictures said: “What better way to join Stick Man on the exciting journey to find his family tree for Christmas than at a Forestry Commission woodland.The self-led trails encourage followers into the great outdoors, with imagination, creativity and a real sense of adventure. It is great to be teaming up with Forestry Commission England again after the incredible response to The Gruffalo trails, they are the perfect partner.”
Further details of trails and free downloadable activity sheets are available from www.forestry.gov.uk/stickman. The Trail lasts until Monday 29 February 2016.