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Join Shaun the Sheep on a special adventure at Moors Valley (Oct 2019)

Join Shaun the Sheep on a special adventure at Moors Valley (Oct 2019)

A brand new children’s activity trail is opening at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest based on the new Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon in cinemas from 18 October.

Open from 7 October, children can follow the special Glow Trail through the forest to help Shaun rescue Lu-La, an alien who has crash landed in the forest.

Created by Aardman, the new movie sees Shaun the Sheep on a mission to rescue Lu-La an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers. Stranded in the forest she needs to charge her communicator so that she can get a message back home before a sinister organisation can capture her.

Children can help Shaun by searching for UV puzzles along the Glow Trail using a special UV light pen-torch. Using an activity sheet and free app to solve the puzzles they can help Lu-La start to charge her communicator. There are also mini-challenges to solve along the way like how many trees you can touch in 25 second or how many steps you can run on the spot in 20 seconds to help charge up the communicator.

Once all of the puzzles have been completed, the app will present an augmented reality hidden spaceship where families can enjoy having their picture taken.

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail kits will be available to buy at the Visitor Centre for £3.50 and include a UV pen-torch, Shaun the Sheep ears, a clue sheet, an activity booklet, a sticker sheet, and a pencil to note your answers.

The app has been created with the support of Sports England using funding raised by the national Lottery players and hopes to encourage around 500,000 visits from families getting active across 23 Forestry England sites across the country.  The app can be downloaded for free before your visit from www.forestryengland.uk/shaunthesheep

The Glow Trail is just over two kilometres long and covers a buggy friendly route with one short steep section.

Linda Laker, Forestry England’s Recreation Manager for Dorset, said: “We are really excited to have Shaun the Sheep joining us at Moors Valley this autumn. There is so much for children to do, spot and discover as they join him on his mission to save Lu-La the alien who has crashed landed here in our forest. We hope families will really enjoy visiting the new trail and getting active in this amazing Forest.”

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