Whilst staying in London, we decided to take a drive over to Essex to visit Thorndon Country Park and have a go at The Gruffalo Trail. It didn't disappoint.
When visiting, you take the drive to Thorndon Countrypark in Brentwood, Essex and make sure you park at Thorndon Countrypark South. We went during the holidays and, despite the cold and mud, the car park was absolutely jammed so be prepared to drive around a while looking for a parking spot if you go during busy times.
Upon arrival, step in to the friendly visitor's centre and ask for a Gruffalo Trail map for just 50p. This little map will not only help your little ones find the wonderful creatures from The Gruffalo, but it will add an extra element of fun to the trip too.