Moors Valley Superworm Trail 2022

Moors Valley Superworm Trail 2022

14 January 2022

Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! Exciting new Superworm family trail opens at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

In the latest exciting partnership between Forestry England and Magic Light Pictures, the Superworm trail showcases the unsung mini heroes of the forest. Based on the children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, it highlights the small but mighty creatures in the Superworm story, such as toad, beetle and Wizard Lizard, and shows their amazing abilities as they make their home in the forest.

The new Superworm activity trail has lots of fun activities to complete and encourages children to become superheroes of the forest themselves. Families will discover brightly illustrated panels, packed with amazing activities designed to inspire children to think about the everyday heroic feats of the minibeasts of the woods and forests around them.

The 1.3km trail begins at the Visitor Centre and should keep the young ones entertained for around an hour, leaving plenty of time to find more fun and explore the surrounding forest.

Special Superworm trail packs are available to buy on site from the Visitor Centre for £3.50 with additional activities, including stickers, a superhero mask, creature fact cards, at-home activity sheet, pencil and crayon.

Melanie Keddie, Marketing Manager, for Forestry England, South District, said: “This is such a fun trail that offers children the chance to become champions of the forest, just like the much loved and heroic creatures within the Superworm story. You’ll get to learn about minibeasts and the important jobs they do for the nation’s forests. It’s the perfect winter’s day out.”


Notes to editors:

Media contact: Susan Smith

Media Officer, Forestry England, South District

Tel: 07384 878434

  1. Photos can be downloaded from here All photos should be credited to Forestry England/ Crown copyright.
  1. Superworm is based on the delightful book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the UK’s best-selling pictures book duo. It was first published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic in 2012. Superworm is Magic Light’s ninth animated adaptation of a picture book by the award-winning creators. The previous films have secured their places firmly as family favourites at Christmas time on BBC One. For more information visit
  1. About Moors Valley – Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is jointly owned and managed Dorset Council and Forestry England, working closely with a number of onsite concessions. The Park has previously won Gold for Large Visitor Attraction in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

Moors Valley one of the most visited attractions in the south with more than 750,000 visitors annually enjoying its lakeside walks and bike rides, innovative forest play structures, Tree Top Trail, steam railway, Go Ape, Segways, Nets Adventure and Golf Course. Prized as much by the local community as visiting tourists the park also offers stimulating play facilities, nationally recognised green exercise initiatives, locally-sourced resta­­­urant food and an extensive year-round events programme.

Alongside meeting the needs of its visitors, Moors Valley remains a safe haven for wildlife. The Park is one of the best sites in the UK for dragonflies and home to a highly successful water vole reintroduction programme. More information on the wide range of events and activities taking place at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest can be found at

  1. About Forestry England

Forestry England manages and cares for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests, with over 230 million visits per year. As England’s largest land manager, we shape landscapes and are enhancing forests for people to enjoy, wildlife to flourish and businesses to grow. For more information visit
Forestry England is an agency of the Forestry Commission.

  1. About Dorset Council

The Dorset Council Ranger team at Moors Valley are part of the wider Coast and Greenspace team; working across Dorset to provide, protect and develop open spaces. Visit