Bluewater is delighted to announce the relaunch of their Nature Trail, now in partnership with the classic children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, celebrating 50 years since the book was first published.

To enjoy the trail, little ones can pick up a free trail map in the mall and follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed signs to explore the lakes, play areas, bug hotels, stepping logs and hopscotch!

Amidst their adventures, children will also discover an incredible, giant wooden sculpture of The Very Hungry Caterpillar crafted by local sculptor Steven Porchmouth.  There’s also a new spider climbing frame in the heart of the Nature Trail, adding to the host of fun outdoor activities.

The announcement comes as Bluewater is named in the prestigious Green Flag awards for a fourth consecutive year, testament to the value of Bluewater’s own parkland. 

The Green Flag awards identify and reward the UK’s leading parks and green spaces. They recognised the 50 acres of beautiful green space at Bluewater – the area is a hotspot for biodiversity and a beautiful and educational place for all the family.

Robert Goodman, Bluewater’s General Manager, said: “We’re delighted to celebrate this new chapter of our popular Nature Trail through a partnership with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has entertained children for the past 50 years.  I am sure the new sculpture will quickly become a favourite with kids and adults alike.”

Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination, offers great shopping with free, extra wide parking and has over 300 stores and more than 60 places to eat and drink. Plus, with a 17 screen Showcase Cinema de Lux including IMAX, Gravity Trampoline Park and Dinotropolis Adventure Park, there’s something for everyone. Find out more at