Bedgebury Pinetum near Goudhurst will end Zog Activity Trail on January 5

Families have until the start of January to enjoy Kent's Zog Activity Trail before it is taken down.

The trail at Bedgebury Pinetum in Goudhurst is based on the book by Julia Donaldson about the loveable - if somewhat clumsy - dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star.

The Zog trail based on the book by Julia Donaldson is being taken down in January. Picture: Magic Light Pictures.
The Zog trail based on the book by Julia Donaldson is being taken down in January. Picture: Magic Light Pictures.

It arrived at both Bedgebury and Jeskyns near Cobham earlier this year. Jeskyns has now got a new Glow Trail featuring Shaun the Sheep.

And the Forestry Commission, which is responsible for both sites, has confirmed it will be taking down the Zog trail at Bedgebury on January 5, 2020.

Families looking for a fun day out, a spot of dragon spotting and Zog selfies are therefore being encouraged to squeeze in a festive or New Year walk to make the most of the popular attraction before it's too late.

Youngsters can follow the trail markers through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at dragon school, and complete interesting challenges along the way.

A £3 Zog activity pack available to buy at the visitor centre includes a special lens which reveals hidden pictures along the trail, a booklet with fun activities, and a Zog mask to help make your day picture perfect.

Lights at Bedgebury Pinetum
Lights at Bedgebury Pinetum

Bedgebury is currently running its Christmas lights trail until December 30. The Forestry Commission says it will unveil in the spring what will replace the Zog trail but until then visiting families can enjoy spotting The Gruffalo sculptures which are dotted around the woodland.

To learn more about the Zog trail click here.

For more suggestions of things to do with the kids in the run up to Christmas click here.

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