Colin Glen Gruffalo Trail

Colin Glen Forest park is home to Northern Ireland’s only official Gruffalo Trail. Each character has been magically recreated by sculptor Andrew McIntyre and set against the backdrop of a stunning forest park. Attracting around 1,000 visitors per day, this is quickly becoming the best FREE family attraction in Belfast.  Enter through the Gruffalo Archway and walk through the leafy park to a beautiful Gruffalo themed seating area next to the cascading Colin river. Your children will be completely amazed at meeting their favourite Gruffalo characters, whilst getting out in the fresh air.

The Gruffalo Trail takes approximately 20 minutes to complete (depending on how many photos and selfies you take at each sculpture). Take a rest at the Gruffalo and sit for a moment to take in the beauty of the forest. On return from your comfortable stroll back down to the visitors centre, you can grab a nice cup of tea or coffee in Mona’s cafe and visit the gift shop.

Gruffalo Trail
Gruffalo Trail welcomes 1000 visitors per day!

Guided Tours

For the complete Gruffalo experience book a guided tour. Guided tours may include a guided gruffalo tour, story telling, arts & crafts, certificate & ‘I have met the gruffalo’ certificate.


Birthday Parties

Enjoy a Gruffalo themed Birthday Party. We can provide all your birthday requirements. Invites, Guided Gruffalo Tour, Story Telling, Crafts, Party Room Hire, Food and Party Bags.


Colin Glen Gruffalo Trail

Self Guided tours can be undertaken during park opening hours. However you can book in for a guided group tour at other times. simply call us on 028 9061 4115 or Contact Us

The experience is completely free so bring the family and ‘take a stroll through the deep dark woods’ to enjoy one of Belfast’s most beautiful parks.

Gruffalo Trail Belfast
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