The Gruffalo


Wednesday 29th August 2018

10am - 12pm


Seeley Copse, Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, P018 8DW

Age range:

Parent/carer and child morning for ages 18m to 7 years. Parents and siblings aged under 18 months attend for free.

The fun to be had....?

"A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood"...... come with us on an adventure and discover the Gruffalo trail through the woods, find where the fox, owl, snake and mouse live, we may even find the Gruffalo's Den....will you be brave enough to take a look inside?

"You'll taste good on a slice of bread" said the Gruffalo.....Gruffalo tails taste good too! We'll use tools to whittle sticks and cook the tails over the fire to enjoy with jam or honey...yum...yum...and we won't leave the adults out, they'll be Gruffalo crumble to enjoy!

Let's get creative and fill the forest with lots of Gruffalo faces made with clay to surprise the Gruffalo and then use different tools to make your very own woodland owl to take home.

There will be time to play and explore the forest, swing in the hammock, practise your balancing skills on our giant woodland balance beam and have a go on the swing.

Squash will be available for the children throughout the morning, with tea and coffee for the adults.

Please contact us with any questions about the morning at

What to bring and wear?

Please wear appropriate outdoor clothes for the time of year, waterproofs and sturdy outdoor footwear if necessary. Please wear long trousers even if the weather is hot and suncream and a hat as the sun can burn even through the tree canopy. We do provide snacks and a drink, but please feel free to send an extra drink for your child.


£14.00 per child, includes food activity, equipment to use, all craft items made and refreshments for children and adults.


Who are running the sessions and what are your ratio's?

We run our sessions to a high adult to child ratio, aiming for 1:5, by 2 forest school level 3 trained leaders, both outdoor first aid certified, plus our regular volunteers, ensuring your child has enough time to learn how the skills needed for each activity available and at a pace that is suited to their individual needs. All our volunteers and forest school leaders hold current and relevant DBS certificates. These can be produced on request.

Where is Seeley Copse?

Seeley Copse is a private copse owned by Goodwood Estates, designed for educational use and forest school experiences.

What are the facilities?

We have use of basic compost toilets, running water and hand washing facilities. There is also a large free car park for numerous vehicles.

My child has food allergies

If your child has food allergies, please let us know in advance so we can discuss your child's individual needs and that we can cater for them on the day.

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