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General admission entry includes garden access, guided tours and the Gruffalo Trail.

Adult: $15
Concession: $12
Child (3-15 years, children under 3 enter free): $9
Family (2 adults & 2 children): $40
National Trust Members: Free

Please note tickets can only be purchased on entry and are not available to purchase online.

Join the Gruffalo Trail 2!

10AM - 4PM

Look who’s hiding in the gardens

Pick up the Gruffalo Trail 2 throughout all 14 acres of Rippon Lea Estate.

Journey through the winding paths and gardens into a deep dark wood, and spot your favourite characters using the new augmented reality app.

The new interactive trail is included with entry, along with all the photo opportunities you can snag.

New for the Gruffalo Trail 2:
• Face and body recognition for added interactivity. If your roar, the Gruffalo roars back!
• Create mini-movies and take selfies while up close with your favourite characters.

About the Gruffalo

The Gruffalo was initially published in 1999 in the United Kingdom and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The book was penned by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and tells the story of a mouse on a walk through a European forest.

The book has sold over 13 million copies, has won several prizes for children’s literature, and has been developed into plays on both the West End and Broadway and even adapted into an Oscar nominated animated film.

Watch the making of The Gruffalo Spotter App here. 

Download to play

Prior to your visit to Rippon Lea make sure to download The Gruffalo Spotter 2 AUS App, simply:

  1. Open the App Store or Google Play (The Gruffalo Spotter 2 AUS app is free for both iOS and Android users based in Australia)
  2. Search ‘Gruffalo Spotter AUS’
  3. Tap the app to open
  4. Click the get/install button
  5. Open the app and make sure the settings are set for images to save directly to your camera roll.
  6. Start the trail at Rippon Lea Estate, film and take photos!

*Please note The Gruffalo Spotter 2 has been developed for:
iOS: Requires iOS 11 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6s and up, iPad 2017+, iPad Pro.
Android: Requires Android 7+ (Nougat) and up.
Previous versions of these devices will not be fully supported.

Using the app

Once you’ve downloaded the app, keep an eye out for the special AR markers along the way to bring the characters to life. There are five markers to activate Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and The Gruffalo. Jump behind or beside the marker to take a video or snap a photo!

Make sure before taking a photo the app settings are set for images to save directly to your camera roll and be sure to save your photos or take a screen shot before deleting the app. 

Then, make sure to share your favourite pics with us using #NationalTrustVic and #GruffaloSpotters

Download a copy of the Frequently Asked Questions. 

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