It’s no secret that we LOVE Moors Valley Park. It’s our favourite place to take our little man and over the years we’ve introduced many friends to the joys that can be found there. Our latest adventure took us on a trip round the park to enjoy the Stickman Trail. We invited along some friends, packed a picnic and undertook a very festive (thanks to our friends and their Santa hats), Stickman trail. Moors Valley Park is free to enter, but you will need to pay for the car park if you arrive by car. The Stickman trail is accessible for free on entering the park, but if you wish to enhance the trail you can buy your child a Stickman trail pack for £3.
The trail is perfect for little legs and takes you past the woodland play trail, so if your little ones need to run off some steam along the way, there is plenty to do. Both our little man and our friend’s boy are outdoor lovers, so they found plenty to entertain themselves along the way. The idea of the Stickman trail is to find the 9 main trail signs, which highlight the story of the Stickman, as well as suggesting activities you can do at each sign.
There are also signs to discover along the trail which can be ticked off in the activity packs. These signs actually provoked quite a bit of conversation with our boys. The cutest moment was when they spotted a picture of the Stickman holding hands with another stickman and they decided it was a picture of them.
The activities were perfect for ages 3 and up, with plenty for both boys to enjoy. Both the boys personalities compliment each other, which meant they both enjoyed the trail in their own way. I loved watching the boys discuss the signs as they found them. Despite our boys not being at reading age, they were both able to understand what was expected of them, by following the images.
We have enjoyed the Gruffalo trail and Superworm trail previously, yet I think this has to be my favourite so far. M really got into some of the activities and enjoyed exploring the woods in a new way. Neither Clara or I knew the story of the Stickman, so it was really nice that our friends brought along their copy of the book. It really is a lovely story and the perfect story to base a nature trail on.
The trail was the perfect length for little legs and we managed to pack so much in, that it was actually almost dark by the time we got back to the car. We had so much fun and almost certainly will be back before the trail ends next year.