Get ready to join Zog on his latest forest adventure

The latest exciting partnership between Forestry England, and Magic Light Pictures see’s everyone’s favourite dragon – based on the eponymous book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler – returning to Forestry England’s Haldon Forest Park. Launching on 30 January, the new family activity trail and a free interactive app, developed by Arcade, will encourage your little dragons to learn about how they can care for the forest and how the forests can care for them!

Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Madam Dragon’s school who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog learns lots of essential dragon skills including flying, roaring, and capturing princesses! Forestry England’s Haldon Forest Park are once again inviting children into the forest to learn essential lessons just like Zog.

Using a smartphone to scan an augmented reality trail sign

Connecting with nature is essential for children’s wellbeing and the new interactive family trail and app invites children to play in Haldon Forest Park. Whilst playing, children will find out more about forests and have the chance to interact with Zog and some of his fellow dragon students!

Grab a Zog trail activity pack from the Info Pod for only £4 before starting the trail for lots of fun things to do on your forest adventure. Children can channel their inner Zog by donning a pair of wings and completing fun challenges to collect golden stars. They can also pop on the magic glasses to look for hidden letters along the way to solve a word puzzle. When reaching the end of the trail, they complete a crayon rubbing to get their certificate and take a selfie with Zog! The activity trail is 1.5 miles long, suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, with seating available along the route.

To complement the trail and to take your dragon training to the next level, there is also a brand new augmented reality app, ‘Zog: A Forest Adventure’, that is free to download. The app has lots of bonus activities to complete including a roar-ometer, a dance challenge and the chance to become Zog.

Katy Harrison, Haldon Forest Park manager, says:

“I’m thrilled to welcome Zog back to Haldon Forest Park to help children master their dragon skills! Children learn so many valuable lessons through play and the new Zog trail provides an excellent opportunity for kids to get out in nature and to learn all the lessons that little dragons need to know in a beautiful part of the countryside.”

Further details of trails, app and free downloadable activity sheets are available from www.forestryengland.uk/zog

Family completing the Zog activity pack

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