A Gruffalo Adventure at Bennachie

Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting families to a Gruffalo Adventure at the Bennachie Centre next Thursday (July 14). Families can drop in any time between 11am until 2pm to start their own adventure. Following the Gruffalo’s footsteps through the forest, they will meet characters from the popular children’s story and can take part in a range of activities along the way.

Forestry Commission Ranger, Julia White said: “Last year we were overwhelmed by the popularity of this event. This year we have moved to a larger venue and changed the format.

“However, a life-size Gruffalo can be a bit scary for young children. Parents might want to discuss what it means to go on a real adventure with their children – it can be exciting, even scary at times, so sometimes we have to learn to be brave.

“The forest is a magical place and this event is about celebrating that. We certainly don’t want to scare anyone away.”

No booking is required for this event which costs £2 per child. The walk is about 1km long and can accommodate buggies.

For further information, contact Forestry Commission Scotland by calling (01466) 794161.