Days Out: Colin Glen Gruffalo Trail, Belfast

BELFAST: Colin Glen Gruffalo Walk

The Gruffalo walk at Colin Glen is a walk through a (deep dark) wood in Belfast. The walk is dotted with statues of characters from Julia Donaldson’s much-loved children’s book “The Gruffalo”. Crucially for young children they’re in the correct order.

Follow the yellow footsteps to the Gruffalo. We walked to the Gruffalo and back (we didn’t take a map) and it took about 30 mins including photograph stops.

There’s no charge to do the walk yourself but you can book a paid guided tour with certificate and book.

It’s short enough to keep the attention of smaller children and any Gruffalo fans will enjoy the characters like the snake in his log pile house.

What you need to know

It’s accessible for buggies and wheelchairs but some parts are steep.

There are toilets in the café at the start and parking.

There are some other cool activities like Skytrek high ropes and the new Black Bull Run coaster opens this week along with a forest zipline. We’re looking forward to trying them out on our next visit.

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