Our licensing programme boasts over 90 licensees internationally.

An evergreen classic

We work to create as many touchpoints for young Gruffalo fans as possible. From watching the film at their first cinema experience, to exploring in their Gruffalo wellies, and being immersed in the world on the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, there's something for every Gruffalo fan to enjoy.


Chessington World of Adventures Resort is home to The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, and Room on the Broom: A Magical Journey. The site also hosts a number of themed hotel bedrooms for the ultimate Gruffalo holiday.


The Gruffalo trails first launched in 2014 to celebrate the Gruffalo’s 15th Anniversary. Since then the partnership has taken on a different brand each year, including Stick Man, Zog and Superworm!


Beautiful collections at M&S including nightwear, accessories and essentials featuring all your favourite characters.


Warwick Castle is the Realm of Zog – home to Zog Playland, The Quest for the Golden Star trail and lots more immersive fun for Zog fans and dragons in training.

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse is an indoor play adventure in Blackpool which brings together six of the best loved Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler stories. Packed with soft play areas, slides, and ball pits, along with lots of interactive activities for families of all ages.


In 2020 and 2021, we hosted Gruffalo Adventures at Kew Gardens, and also at their sister site Wakehurst. The partnership won a Licensing Award in 2021. Since then, we launched a successful Room on the Broom for Halloween 2022 and an Easter Superworm trail in 2023.


Our PlayPress pop-out play sets are made from sustainable materials, are fully recyclable and biodegradable and the packaging is even part of the product to minimize waste.

Zog: A Forest Adventure

Zog: A Forest Adventure is a free augmented reality app created in partnership with Forestry England that takes families on a fun-quest through some beautiful forests across the UK, allowing children to get exploring in a fun and unique way with Zog and his dragon friends. App developed by Arcade.


Magic Light runs the merchandising programme for The Gruffalo brand family. The programme started in 2009 and includes a broad range of product from plush to ice lollies! We also have a number of DTR relationships with key retailers including Sainsbury’s and M&S. The brands have international presence and outside of the UK, the biggest markets are Germany, Italy, Australia & New Zealand, and Scandinavia.

Licensed activity

Huge awareness of our character brands, including The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, Stick Man, The Highway Rat, Zog,The Smeds and The Smoos and many more. Making for excellent licensed opportunities such as costume character appearances and fun, interactive events.

Our brands have won a number of licensing industry awards and The Gruffalo is consistently nominated for the Best Preschool Property Award at the The Licensing Awards.


The Gruffalo Spotter app, developed by Nexus Studios, was nominated for a BAFTA in 2017 following its huge success. The Gruffalo augmented reality trails at Forestry Commission sites were completed by over 2.5 million fans. Magic Light has also produced a number of games apps available for iOS and Android.}