|Catching some and apple juice with the Gruffalo|
SO glad that I did!!
HFT is a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities and their families and one of the ways in which they raise money is through fundraising and hence the Gruffalo Adventure was born.
|Gruffalo Village at Sussex Orchards in aid of HFT|
Once we booked on line we were sent an lovely email explaining the day, what best to wear and some print outs to complete before and on the day. I'm not going to go into detail as to what we received in case this is repeated, then it can be a nice surprise for those going next time.
We had the first trip of the day (the 2 males in my life are early birds .....I, am not!), anyway, we had the first slot of the day and we took our tractor ride into the deep dark wood.
|Off on a Gruffalo Hunt|
|Explaining to the children to be aware of sleeping snakes..... (tree roots)|
|Hunting for food for the Fox|
As we got to the next clearing we saw the Owl and he'd brought some friends along with him.
|Greeted by the beautiful Owl in the deep dark woods|
|Sussex Falconry Owl keeping an eye out for the Gruffalo|
Now if you know the story of the Gruffalo, you will know which creature the mouse stumbles across next...... as we reach the next clearing we see Luke from RepTylers waiting for us with one of his snakes around his hands...arms... body!
|Meeting the snake whilst on the hunt for the Gruffalo|
|My son, asking to hold the head!!|
|and this would be me not wanting to hold the head....|
|Due to her strength this little blonde was only handled by adults|
|Oh joy... another snake!|
When the children finally said goodbye to the snakes we carried on in the deep dark woods, but no Gruffalo, of course no Gruffalo! Don't you know, there's no such thing as a Gruffalo!
In the next clearing there was a screen set up for the children to watch the Gruffalo. With gingerbread biscuits and juice they sat still (!) and watched the entire film, well earned rest for all, but we still had not seen a Gruffalo, he really does not exist.....
and then this happens.
We found the Gruffalo
And gave him a hug!
|so there is such a thing as the Gruffalo!|
|Making his crown|
|Going on a Gruffalo Hunt|
Brilliant day out, well organised, beautiful animals and friendly staff.
Right, I'm off to have some Gruffalo crumble.......................