The Highway Rat Activity Trail at Beechenhurst
The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails at Beechenhurst Visitor Centre in the Forest of Dean. Follow panels and discover the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story.
Go in search of 10 Highway Rat-themed panels, each with fun facts and activities to try. As you go, look out for characters from the story, complete four rubbings and take your picture with the life-sized Highway Rat ‘Wanted’ poster!
The trail is on hardstone tracks. There are two short uphill sections.
Make your adventure even more exciting by buying a Highway Rat activity pack from the visitor centre for £3. Inside you'll find activities, stickers, puzzles and a Highway Rat mask. You'll also get your hands on a crayon, a pencil and a piece of string to help you complete the activities.
Parents - sign up for our family newsletters to get your hands on our fun family activity sheets. Filled with exciting Highway Rat activities and craft ideas for the family to enjoy - download yours now.
Taken photos of your Highway Rat adventure? We'd love to see them! Share them with us on social media with #TheHighwayRat.
We'll also be running a competition for the best cave painting. Get your hands on the activity pack at your local visitor centre, complete your own cave drawing, then share with us on social media for a chance to win a Highway Rat soft toy!