Autumn is a wonderful time to get out and explore the countryside with little ones, which is why we were excited to learn about the new Stick Man Trail at Weald Country Park.

Set in historic parkland, the play trail is designed to bring to life the magic of Julia Donaldson’s class picture book. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the seasonal story follows Stick Man’s adventures as he tries to get back to his home in the family tree.

The trail is around 2km long and features a variety of play equipment designed by natural play specialists Infinite Playgrounds.

Working in partnership with Magic Light Pictures, the new play trail could soon be as successful as the popular Gruffalo Trail at Thorndon Country Park.

The Stick Man trail is set to open at the start of the half-term (Saturday 24 October 2015) at Weald Country Park.

There is a fee for parking at the visitors centre (between £1.00 and £4.00 depending on the length of your stay), but the trail itself is free to use, which makes this a low-cost family day out.

We can’t wait!