Stickman Games in Grizedale Forest

We recently visited Grizedale Forest as part of our half term adventure in the Lake District (more on that to come soon). I had heard, and seen, so many good things about the Stickman Trails and thought that the children would love to try it out. As it turned out, there was also an Xplorer orienteering event on the same day, so we also took part in that!

Stickman trail

If you haben't visited Grizedale Forest before then I would highly recommend it. There are so many different activities and plenty to keep the whole family entertained. As well as the activities you can take part in along the Stickman trail, there are plenty of other intriguing elements to explore.

Key in a tree

The trail is easy for little legs to accomplish and the paths are also pushchair and wheelchair friendly. The trail is very well signposted and easy to follow. At each checkpoint there is a either an activity to do or something to look out for in the area. I found that it really helped my children to keep walking, knowing that there would be something up ahead to look out for. My daughter in particular, loved spotting the characters from the book. We had an amazing day out and will definitely be going back again in the future.

Stickman trail Grizedale

This summer sees the Stick Man Games coming to select Forestry Commission sites. Guests will be able to meet Stick Man at selected sites and will have the opportunity to take part in an action packed sports day. These activities are on top of the usual Stickman trail. there will be twig baton relay races, obstacle courses and so much more!

Alongside the Stick Man Games there are also lots of stick-themed excitement to be had in the self-led activity arenas. Players' skills will be tested in a variety of exciting games; you’ll find everything from giant pick-up sticks, to noughts and crosses and a ring toss!

Grizedale Forest stickman

If you are unable to get to a Forestry Commission site, then you can get your hands on a copy of the downloadable Stick Man Games activity pack. The pack is filled with fun games and activities which children can do with sticks. It also includes some top tips on how to become a sporting champion! There are also cut-out medals and certificates. You can also invite all of family and friends along to join the party with the downloadable Stick Man themed invitations too!

stickman games

Further details of the Stick Man Games, activity packs and trails are available from

To make the most of your local woods and forests, the Forestry Commission Discovery Pass covers your parking charges for a year. Visit for more information.