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On one of the few dry days that we’ve had recently we decided to head off to the “Room on the Broom” trail at Anglers Country Park, Wakefield.


My children are 6 and 3 and both love this story.


The country park is run by Wakefield Council and has its own car park. It seems to attract cyclists, dog walkers and families.


Once parked up we collected an activity pack costing £2- although if you are organised you can download and print this at home HERE.


The trail is a circular route around a lake approx. 2 miles. Along the way are sculptures to find representing the story, rubbings to trace, animal footprints and clues to find. These kept my daughter eagerly racing off to find the next one.

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The trail is accessible by foot, cycle or pushchair. Do take wellies and waterproofs if it’s been raining because there were a fair few puddles and muddy patches, which couldn’t be avoided – even if the children wanted to!


My little boy was being carried towards the end and my daughter was beginning to flag, but a bit of encouragement to find the last clues helped as we arrived at the last sculpture!


We handed our wordsearch in at the Visitors Centre, which has toilets, café and a nice outside play area.


In nice weather you could take a picnic and make a day of it – a fab free day out. Staff were really friendly and I would definitely recommend it to any Julia Donaldson fans. In fact when we got home we searched more trails, Dalby Forest has the Gruffalo – so maybe there next!



The trail will be open all day, every day and is free to access.

The visitor centre is open Tuesday to Sunday, closed Mondays except Bank Holidays, 11am – 4pm (1 April – 31 October) or 10.30am – 3.30pm (1 November – 31 March).

Anglers Country Park, Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Wakefield, WF4 2EB


MEMBER REVIEW: ROOM ON THE BROOM TRAIL WAKEFIELD was written by  a local mum for the use of East Riding Mums.

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