Don’t miss a great value half term at Haldon Forest Park

Half term is almost here and there is no better place to make memories this May than Haldon Forest Park, just off the A38, 15 minutes from Exeter and Newton Abbot.

Party with the Gruffalo

Join in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the award-winning picture book, “The Gruffalo” with Forestry England’s exclusive family activity trail. Pick up your activity pack for £4 from the Info Pod and head onto the trail to search for missing party items to ensure Gruffalo can celebrate in style. The trail is packed with fun and games for an unforgettable adventure. The Gruffalo Party Activity Trail is available seven days a week.

A woman is holding a child wearing a paper crown

Have a totally PAW-SOME doggy day out

On Tuesday 28 May, bring your four-legged family members to our FREE event, Haldon Forest Bark, for a paw-some day totally centred on our canine friends. Explore trade stands, have a go at making a paw print keepsake, and try your paw in the charity dog show (pre-registration required). There will be sights, sounds, and smells galore – an event not to be missed!

A family and their dog walking on a forest trail

Family fun with nightjars

On Thursday 30 May, children of all ages will love our FREE workshops all about the mysterious and charismatic nightjars that live in Haldon Forest Park. The nocturnal ground-nesting birds travel over 3,000 miles to breed in the forest each summer. Join our rangers to have a go at matching the nightjar’s incredible camouflage skills and discover how your senses and hunting skills match up to those of a nightjar!

Adult nightjar

That’s not all

Haldon Forest Park is open 7:00am to 9:00pm seven days a week with walking and cycling trails for all abilities, orienteering courses for all levels of experience, Go Ape treetop rope course, play areas, mobility and cycle hire, dog-friendly cafe, picnic spots, and more!

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