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Gruffalo & Stickman Guided Walk

163 Stewartstown Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT17 0HW
Gruffalo & Stickman Trail - Colin Glen, River Entrance

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It’s Ireland’s only official Gruffalo Trail; a Julia Donaldson-endorsed walk. 

Step into the glorious world of the Gruffalo. Enter the deep, dark wood, meet the clever little mouse, the fox, the owl, the snake, before stumbling upon those knobbly knees and turned out toes and that poisonous wart on the end of his nose: The Gruffalo!

You can enjoy the walk free of charge or book a Guided Gruffalo & Stickman Trail.

Bring your little ones along and go right inside the glorious Gruffalo and Stickman stories – on our Guided Gruffalo & Stickman Trail and search for the famous characters in the woods, listen wide-eyed and wondered to the classic tales and take home your very own Gruffalo book and certificate, to keep forever! 

Just a short drive from Belfast city centre, Colin Glen is perfectly placed for fun-filled, action-packed adventure to bring everyone together.


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  • Guide dogs permitted

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays


  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's Parties
  • Children's play area
  • Facilities for children
  • Suitable for Children

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Accommodation nearby
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for individuals
  • Cater for school groups
  • Family Fun
  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Online Booking
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Self guided walks/cycle rides
  • Shop
  • Talks
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Leisure Facilities

  • Outdoor activities

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit Accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Forest Location
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Outdoor Attraction

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Opening Times

* Autumn/Winter: Mon-Sun (9am-5pm)
Spring/Summer: Mon-Sun (9am-8pm)

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Colin Glen’s River Entrance is a beautiful 200 acre woodland river glen located on the edge of the Belfast Hills. A wilderness in the heart of Belfast spanning over 200 acres it has been described as Belfast’s ‘Green Lung’. To make the most of your visit, have a browse through the following pointers:

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