Come and explore our Story Trails!
New for Spring 2014
Take the Story Snail with you on your mobile phone or mp3 player! Click on the ‘Listen to stories’ tab below and download three newly recorded stories for Manor Farm Country Park, Fleet Pond and Great Binfields Wood, Basingstoke.
These family-friendly trails are easy access countryside walks of around a mile long. Each trail has its own special story to be shared with children (and adults!) along the way.
'More than just a walk' - Story Trails encourage children to explore, touch, smell, listen and enjoy. The aim is to entertain and engage children of all ages and abilities, so that families can enjoy some of Hampshire’s lovely countryside together.
Story bags to borrow
Each trail also has its own special bag with puppets, toys and other items that will help to bring the story to life.
There is one bag for each Story Trail, so loans are subject to availability - for more information, please contact the staff at each location.
A £20 returnable deposit is required for bags from museums and visitor centre locations. Bags collected from libraries will be issued on your library card.
Click on the snails to find Story Trail locations and download the story.
NEW – The Mystical Tale of Nevi-Wesh 499 kB
A Story Trail for the area around Bransgore and Thorney Hill
The Story of the Nymphs and the Boggart 726 kB
A family-friendly fable to enjoy in the Blackwater Valley at Hawley Meadows, starting from the car park opposite Watchmoor business park, Camberley.
This lovely riverside route is best explored in the drier season when the ground is firm - make the most of the opportunity this summer! Story Bag can be borrowed from Farnborough Library
Listen to stories online
The Manor Farm Fairy Folk
Right click and "Save as" to download The Manor Farm Fairy Folk 6 MB
Right click and "Save as" to download Great Binfield 9 MB
The Princess, the Pike and the Pond
Right click and "Save as" to download The Princess, the Pike and the Pond 9 MB
The Magic of Park Wood
Right click and "Save as" to download The Magic of Park Wood 9 MB
The Salterns Sea Monsters and Saving the Day
Right click and "Save as" to download The Salterns Sea Monsters and Saving the Day 6 MB
Danger at Danebury
Right click and "Save as" to download Danger at Danebury 11 MB
Printed Story Book pack
Six Storytrails are available as a printed set consisting of 6 A5 booklets, printed on water-resistant paper.
- The Manor Farm Fairy Folk
- The Princess, the Pike and the Pond
- Great Binfield the Giant of Basingstoke
- Salterns, Sea Monsters and Saving the Day
- Danger at Danebury Hillfort
- The Magic of Park Wood
The pack is available free of charge for children with disabilities and/or additional needs who have a Gateway card.