Knit a woolly winter warmer for the Gruffalo’s Child (Jan 2017)

Knit a woolly winter warmer for the Gruffalo’s Child (Jan 2017)

With winter upon us the Rangers at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood are asking for help to keep the Gruffalo’s child snug when the snow falls fast and the wind blows wild.

They want everyone to join them in knitting a huge scarf to keep her warm on her winter adventure.

The giant wooden sculptures of the Gruffalo’s Child and the Gruffalo have proved hugely popular with young families since they arrived at Moors Valley. This year the Park is planning lots more fantastic Gruffalo surprises but the Gruffalo’s Child needs to stay warm until they happen.

“Families across the country love Julia Donaldson’s ever-popular storybooks. They all know that the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and bravely tiptoes out into the snow in search of the big bad mouse,” said Countryside Interpretation Ranger Katie Davies. “We want to help her on her travels. It can get very cold in our woods. We all have scarves to keep us warm so we thought we should create a giant scarf to keep her warm too – but we really need everyone’s help to get it finished before it snows.”

“We’ve put knitting needles and wool in the Visitor Centre and we’d love as many visitors as possible to knit us a square or two, or you could knit one at home and bring it in. Just add your section to the end of her scarf and between us we will make sure the Gruffalo’s Child stays safe and warm this winter.”

Ideally your contributions should be around 10cm wide. Any squares that cannot be used in the scarf will be donated to be made into dog blankets at Battersea Dogs Home.

For more information on all the winter activities at the Park go to  or call the Rangers on 01425 470721.


Editors Notes

A selection of high resolution images of Moors Valley can be downloaded from the press images gallery.

Photo Caption: One of Moors Valley’s Rangers has lent the Gruffalo’s Child her scarf to keep warm this winter – will you help the Rangers make her a scarf of her own?