The engaging stories of ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ revolve around the adventures of a kind-hearted park keeper, and his many animal friends, including a badger, owl, fox, rabbit, hedgehog and lots of mice. They are a firm favourite with children and parents alike, and instantly recognisable from both the books and the ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ animated television series.
This is the first time that permission has been given for Percy and his friends to be featured in this way and the fun trail has been especially created to link Nick Butterworth’s beautifully illustrated stories to the immediate surroundings of the Park. Heading into the woods, meandering around the lake and skirting the steam railway, trail participants will enjoy a glorious country walk as they follow a special trail card packed with fun outdoor activities. To complement the trail Moors Valley has also launched an online competition for one lucky family to follow in Percy’s footsteps and become a Park Keeper for the day.
Percy the Park Keeper trail cards are available from the Visitor Centre, cost £2 each and feature a variety of interesting activities including making an animal home, bird spotting and finding minibeasts. The trail will appeal particularly to younger children and opens daily until 28 September 2014.