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Following the Room On The Broom Trail at Anglers Country Park, Wakefield

If your children are anything like mine, the mere thought of a 2 mile walk would be enough to bring on a case of the dreaded whines.

At Angler’s Country Park, Wakefield, however, even the smallest of small people will have great fun following the Room On The Broom trail.

The Room on the Broom, for those who haven’t had the pleasure of reading it, is a fantastic children’s book by Julia Donaldson, the author of the equally great Gruffalo.

Completely free, it’s a lovely way to spend a day outdoors.

If you like though, you can go to the visitor’s centre before you start, where you can pick up a Room On The Broom activity pack for only £2 to fill in on your way round.

We got a pack to add to the fun value, and it certainly kept them occupied as they went round – from looking for the different animal tracks and marking them off as they found them, to hunting for the statues themselves.

You can also trace rubbings on your way round too.

room on the broom activity pack

It didn’t take long before we saw the first set of footprints, swiftly followed by the witch herself.

room on the broom witch

The trail takes you on a lovely walk around the lake, and you can find the little dog, and the dragon hiding around the woods and lake too amongst the other characters.

We picked a lovely sunny day for it, so had a great time strolling round looking for the footprints, statues and eating an ice cream at the side of the lake halfway round.

A fun way to get the kids out in the fresh air for a nice healthy walk – they won’t even notice how far they’ve gone until they get to the sign at the end of the trail telling them!

To find out more about the Room On The Broom Trail, visit the Wakefield Council website here

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  1. May 20, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I love this story and I’m really hoping they bring the Room on the Broom trail to a few more places around the UK – we recently went on the Superworm trail and my daughter loved it. #traveltales

  2. May 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    We loved the room on the broom trail too! My two year old didn’t make it all the way around though.. mostly because he got so wet & cold puddle jumping – so I got a good workout carrying him! #countrykids

  3. May 23, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I think the £2 for the trail kit is well worth it and as you say makes a 2 mile walk go by in no time with things to watch out for along the way. A great story and a wonderful idea as a follow up to the successful Gruffalo trail. Thank you for sharing your walk with me on Country Kids.

  4. ourlittleescapades
    May 23, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I love these trials and the activity pack sounds like a great idea for little ones to enjoy it even more #CountryKids

  5. May 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    This looks fab – how good is the witch sculpture! We’ve tried the Gruffalo trail in the past – Room on the broom is next on our list! Thanks for linking to #traveltales I’ve added this post to our pinterest board

  6. May 24, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    What a brilliant trail and it has a dragon! Got to be good. I love the forestry commission trails based on Julia Donaldson books and this looks great as well. Thanks for linking to #outandabout

  7. May 25, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Awww we always wanted to do something like this but there is no trail available near us! Looks so much fun to do. #countrykids

  8. May 25, 2015 at 10:26 am

    haha! we went there last week too! Its going to be next weeks post! I love Room of the Broom 🙂 that walk was an epic one for little legs!

  9. May 25, 2015 at 10:57 am

    My kids would love this! Thank you for sharing. I’m stopping by from Country Kids of Coombe Mill blog hop

  10. May 25, 2015 at 11:27 am

    This looks great fun, hope they set one up near us!! #countrykids

  11. May 25, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I am so envious of everyone who has a Room on the Broom or Gruffalo trail near them, I think I might have to travel the 75+ miles to get to one! Sounds like a fab way to spend the day and that sculpture looks amazing #CountryKids

  12. entertainingelliot
    May 26, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    That looks brilliant, my son would love it! We have a Gruffalo trail near us and we love going to see Gruffalo 🙂

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