Families in Hailsham and surrounding areas can celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with an augmented reality family story-trail.
As part of local plans to celebrate the Jubilee, Hailsham Town Council and Hailsham News have teamed up with High Street Safari to run a free story-trail in the town centre. This innovative experience enables families to choose what happens in the story and is completely contact-less, with anyone who has a smartphone being able to take part for free.
Players can not only discover 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 the town centre with a safe and ambitious event, and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail is located at seven stops in the town centre, positioned so that families can discover hidden parts of the town.
The seven locations are:
The trail takes about forty-five minutes to complete but can be finished 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. With safety in mind, it has been designed so that there is no need to go inside the venues, but some participating businesses are offering discounts and vouchers to come in while you visit. Furthermore, not only is the trail an innovative and fun day out for players, but they can also choose to donate to Help for Heroes to support our veterans and their families.
“I encourage families to take part in the interactive Beacon Trail and ‘choose their own adventure’ as they progress around the trail,” said Deputy Town Clerk & Business Enterprise Manager Mickey Caira. “June will be an exciting time for Hailsham, and on behalf of the Town Council, I’m delighted that we have been able to finance the cost of organising the celebrations, so ably being carried out by Hailsham News with our staff and Council member support.”
“We are confident that the programme of events to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – including the Beacon Trail – will be well received by residents and visitors alike, bringing energy and atmosphere to the town centre.”
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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