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Highway Rat

Highway Rat Activity Trail at Westonbirt Arboretum

The Highway Rat trail is here!

But be quick! The trail is only with us until Sunday 3 June 2018 - head over to Westonbirt Arboretum this May to avoid missing out

The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails. Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

Activity KitHighway Rat trail dates and information

The trail is now open. It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters. You can find the start of the trail at the Spring Gate in the Old Arboretum and it is about 1 mile in length. Please note that as the Highway Rat trail runs through the Old Arboretum, dogs are not permitted on this trail, with the exception of guide dogs.

Activity KitActivity Kit

Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack! The pack contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from the Welcome Building for just £3.

Parking and admission

Information on Westonbirt admission prices can be found here. Visitors can park in the main car park, no additional parking fees apply.

More information

Visit www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt for more information. We’ll be hosting fun family events throughout the year, so remember to check our events pages to avoid missing out!

If you spot the Highway Rat or his wanted poster along the way, post a picture to our Facebook page and Instagram with #TheHighwayRat! 



The Highway Rat © 2011 Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Liscensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Last updated: 2nd May 2018

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