Join Zog on his magical forest adventure at Whinlatter Forest

Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick Man and Highway Rat trails at Forestry England sites, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical children’s picture book, Zog, will be the new activity trail for families to enjoy at Whinlatter Forest this winter. Launching in February half term 2019, the trail will follow the premiere of the animated special from Magic Light Pictures which was shown on BBC One over Christmas 2018.

Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses! Forestry Commission England are now inviting children to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack. Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

Adrian Jones, Recreation & Business Manager, Forestry Commission - North Lakes & West Cumbria, said:

“The trail will be a fabulous added adventure at Whinlatter. Whinlatter is a special place for outdoor adventure in The Lakes; the Zog trail will allow families to enjoy England’s only true mountain forest in a fun and playful way.

“We are very excited to be working with Magic Light Pictures again and are looking forward to families having a new reason to visitWhinlatter Forestthis year.”

Further details of trails and free downloadable activity sheets are available from