Superworm – the wonderful, flexible and incredibly helpful Julia Donaldson character – is coming to Dalby Forest in 2022! Dalby Forest has long been an ideal destination for families around York who would like some fresh air and activity in one of the country’s most stunning locations, and it’s going to get even better as Superworm and friends make their home in the trees. Spot the characters along the route and do some fun activities along the way (making sure you’ve purchased your trail pack from the Visitor Centre first!).
What you need to know about the Dalby Forest Superworm Trail
– The Superworm Trail launches at Dalby Forest on 8th January 2022 and has been designed as an easy trail for all ages (although it’s officially recommended for children aged 3 to 9).
– The route is 2km long, on surfaced ground that is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs (weather permitting, presumably)
– The route begins at Adderstone Field, which is deep in the forest. You will need to buy your trail activity pack from the Visitor Centre and then drive up and park at the World Cup Car Park near Adderstone Field.
– The trail should take around an hour to complete, depending on your walking speed and how much time you spend on the activities
What’s in your activity pack
To get the most out of the Superworm Trail, we’d recommend buying the activity pack from the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (£3.50 per pack). Here’s what you’ll find inside the pack:
– Kraft bag to colour in
– Forest superhero mask
– 7 creature facts cards
– Activity sheet to complete at home
– Pencil and crayon
– Trail leaflet
Other things to do at Dalby Forest
As well as the Superworm Trial, there are lots of great things to do at Dalby Forest with kids. The Dalby Forest Visitor Centre is well worth a visit, with a nice cafe, shop, loos and – most importantly – a brilliant adventure play area with lots of areas to explore that will appeal to children of all ages. There’s a stream to paddle in too.
Further into the forest, there’s another play area called Adderstone Field which is very popular with families. It’s a good spot for a game of football and has plenty of play equipment too. It’s close to the Gruffalo Orienteering trail too, so keep an eye out for a creature with purple prickles all over its back! As well as a host of walks for all abilities, there are lots of cycling and mountain biking routes, and a cycle skills area too. Take a look at the cycling routes here. And if you needed any further convincing that it’s a great place to go with kids (we go there with ours a lot), admission is free, just pay to park!