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Oh help, oh no, it’s the Gruffalo at Market Cross

Oh help, oh no, it’s the Gruffalo at Market Cross
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Oh help, oh no, it’s the Gruffalo at Market Cross

9 October 2023

A free Gruffalo Trail launches this Saturday [14 October] for youngsters to enjoy at Market Cross in Selby.

The country’s leading supplier of books, crafts and games, The Works, will soon be launching their new collection based on the hit children’s story, The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson.

Store Manager at The Works, Tasha Kierans, said: “We are receiving a great response to the collection so far and  have much more on its way. We can’t wait for the trail to start and welcome all of our young Gruffalo fans to Market Cross.”

Children will be able to pick up their trail map from the store and follow the signs round the entire centre, spotting the Gruffalo’s orange eyes, black tongue and purple back prickles as well as some of the other characters from the hit children’s book.

To officially launch the trail, the Gruffalo will be making a special visit to the centre on Saturday. Families will be able to take part in the trail and then have a picture taken with the Gruffalo himself between 11am and 1pm.

Each stop on the Gruffalo trail will have a letter displayed and players must follow the trail in the correct order to spell out the hidden word. Once the entry sheet has been completed, participants will then be able to hand their map back into The Works to be entered into a prize draw with a £50 gift card up for grabs.

Lizzie Russell, who is part of the centre management team at Market Cross, said: “We are so excited to launch this Gruffalo trail at Market Cross, it is a great way to get children out of the house and add some excitement to the family’s shopping experience.

“Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book, the trail welcomes everybody to take part and enter this amazing prize draw - good luck!”

The Trail will end on the 30th November, giving families plenty of time to take part, enjoy shopping the collection at The Works and be in with the chance of winning the voucher – just in time for Christmas.

The new Gruffalo collection now available at The Works includes a Gruffalo advent calendar offering twenty-four activities, puzzles and games.

Shoppers can take part in the trail around the centre with signs hidden amongst the great independent businesses that Market Cross has to offer. From fresh fruit and veg, locally sourced meat to clothing boutiques, the centre allows shoppers to get their every day essentials all in one place.

For more information about the event and what else is coming up please visit



Pic Caption (L-R): Tasha Kierans and Abi Iceton

For further information, contact:

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644