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Take part in a free, family story trail

Next week, families in Andover will be able to have a great day out with this augmented reality story trail.

As part of local plans to give families free activities to take part in this Half Term, InAndover from Andover BID has teamed up with High Street Safari to run a free story-trail in Andover Town Centre. This innovative experience let’s family choose what happens in the story and enables anyone with a smartphone to take part. Players will not only discover cute characters along the route, but they also get to see them burst to life in augmented reality and take selfies and record videos with them.

The idea behind the event is to encourage families to come into Andover with a free, exciting event that gets kids out of the house. Shopping parents will love being able to get the kids on board and families looking for a relaxing day out can encourage kids to have a screen time break, do some walking and get rewarded at the end. The Mystery of the Secret Keys is located at ten stops around Andover town centre to visit, positioned so that families can discover hidden parts of the town.

Families will be guided on their trip by The Luminauts, an interstellar team of superheroes, on an adventure as they find special keys that release 10 gem-eating beasties in AR.

The trail takes about forty-five minutes to complete but can be completed in more than one visit. It’s completely free for families and groups to take part in and they win a free, digital fun pack at the end. The trail works without the need for families to download or sign up to anything, and works on any smart device. While it has been designed so that there is no need to go inside the venues, some participating businesses are offering discounts and vouchers to come in while you visit.

The trail runs from 11th to the 19th February. To find out more about the trail, visit the website: