Written by Annie Herridge | Illustrated by Mark Page


‘The Woodland Clan’ Activity Trail – Beak, bone, feather and song! 

‘The Woodland Clan Activity Trail’ invites families to join the Purbeck beat of “beak, bone, feather and song” and help save Purbeck’s wildlife from destruction by the “Bigfoots”. This spectacular trail explores the wisdom of the animals through sculptures, activities, quizzes, storytelling and prizes!”


Bournemouth Town Centre 21 April – 23 April 2023
10.00 am – 4 pm. Free to take part (activity packs £2)
Find the sculptures, complete the writing exercises and enjoy all that Bournemouth Town Centre has to offer for kids!


Durlston Country Park 17th May – 27th of June 2021
10.30 am – 4 pm each day. £3 trail + free entrance.

Corfe Castle National Trust 5th July – 1st September 2021
£3 trail + entrance fee for non-NT members.

‘The Woodland Clan’ Exhibition 17th May – June 1st 2021 – Fine Foundation Gallery and Belvedere. Explore the world of the children’s book by Annie Herridge and Mark Page, featuring the original artworks and the stories behind the characters.

‘The Woodland Clan Story’ 27th June Durlston Woodland Glade Showtimes 11.30 am / 1.30 pm / 3.30 pm
A musical adaptation of the book with an original score performed by composer Chas Dickie. Bring a picnic and sing along with the voices of beak, bone, feather and song. Free family event, booking required www.durlston.co.uk or 01929 424443.

The Woodland Clan Book Signings with author Annie Herridge – Various dates throughout August, for more information on dates and times, check the Corfe Castle Facebook Page.

The Woodland Clan’ Art Workshops – 9/10th of August
11.30 am / 1.30 pm (Running time hour and a half) 
Sketch & Draw with artist Mark Page creating your own woodland creatures. (7-12yrs) Booking required £5.00 (Free for Dorset Max Card Holders).

‘The Woodland Clan’ Community Workshops – 14/15th August
11 am – 3 pm
Join artists Clare & Annie in a fun days workshop making beak, bone, feather and song bunting for the trail plus headdress making & storytelling. Booking Required (Free workshop for local families and Dorset Max Card Holders).

Durlston Country Park T: 01929 424443
National Trust Corfe Castle T: 01929 477063 

Our partners – Arts Council England, National Trust, Dorset County Council, AUB.

“Really really good. Interesting and super fun. Awesome.”

Child’s feedback on the Durlston Country Park Trail

“A very nice and magical experience. I learnt a lot.”

Child’s feedback on the Durlston Country Park Trail

“We loved the Woodland Clan walk, lots to look at and think about, very creative and magical.”

Child’s feedback on the Durlston Country Park Trail

 Woodland Trail Art by Clare Ambridge – Artist

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