We are HUGE fans of the Stickman story here, and I’ve been keen to head over to Delamere to do the Stickman trail for some time now.
We headed over on Tuesday morning, it is half term here so we left earlyish as I didn’t want it to be too busy. We got there around 10am and both the children had napped on the way there. They were a little subdued, due to being drowsy and the fact it was pretty cold!
We wrapped up warm and headed off to the trail. It’s not a long walk at all, but the children enjoyed it. Once they’d seen the mini stickman at the start they soon got excited and by the second sign Miss E was keen to get out of the pushchair and charge after Mr D.
There are signs along the way (10 I think) illustrated with pictures from the books and they give you ideas of things to do outdoors, for example building nests with the sticks, talking about winter animals etc.
The children had great fun telling my dad and I the part of the story the pictures came from and pointing out the things they could see (snails!!). We stopped and looked at all the signs and chatted about them which stretched the walk out a little for us.
We then had a stomp in the wooded area and the children and my Dad collected some sticks with which to make up some stickmen. We also found pinecones and talked about the noises we could hear (mostly the sounds of the leaves crunching under our feet).
We headed back to the car park area and had a bite to eat. Miss E was getting fed up by now, probably cold! So we headed back to the car and home.
When we got back we had some more lunch and watched Stickman and read the book, talking about our walk.
We had a lovely hour or so, and had it not been so cold we might have headed off in search of the Gruffalo again as that trail is still there.