The Julia Donaldson books beautifully illustrated by Axel Scheffler have been family favourites for many years. Whilst The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom will always hold a special place in our hearts. The animation of The Highway Rat shown on TV at Christmas really made the story come alive for us and has been watched many times over.
Whilst Mr Boo and Roo were undertaking the Go Ape Thetford treetop adventure course at High Lodge. Tigger and I took the opportunity to take a trip into the forest at High Lodge to see if we could discover the Highway Rate for ourselves on their new Highway Rat trail.
What can you expect on the Highway Rat trail?
Head into the forest in search of 10 Highway Rat-themed panels. Each one offering fun facts and activities to try. Along the way, look out for characters from the story, complete rubbings of foods from the storyline and take your picture with the life-sized Highway Rat ‘Wanted’ poster!
The Highway Rat activity pack
Why not make your adventure even more exciting by purchasing the Highway Rat activity pack from the visitor centre for just £3. Inside you’ll find activities, stickers, puzzles and a Highway Rat mask. You’ll also get your hands on a crayon, a pencil and a piece of string to help you complete the activities.
Printable Highway Rat activity sheets
Sign up to the Forestry Commission to get your hands on some Highway Rat downloadable activity sheets for children. Filled with exciting activities and craft ideas for the family to enjoy – download yours now.
Inside you’ll find the following craft ideas and tips:
- Make a hobby horse to ride through the forest like The Highway Rat
- Make The Highway Rat’s hat
- The Highway Rat colouring sheet
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