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New Augmented Reality Halloween Trail for Families who Love Exploring

26 October 2022

A spooky augmented reality Halloween Trail around some of Cardiff’s most popular parks and green spaces has launched on the new Love Exploring App.

The free App, which is available to download from the Apple App Store and via Google Play, includes a range of informative trails, and fun augmented reality games around Roath Park, City Hall Lawns, Bute Park, Forest Farm, Parc Cefn Onn, and Cardiff Bay.

Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Events, Cllr Jennifer Burke-Davies, said: “The Love Exploring app is a great way for people to get to know Cardiff’s parks and green spaces better and have a lot of fun at the same time. We’re lucky to have some fantastic green spaces in Cardiff and the app is designed to help encourage even more people to head outdoors to enjoy them.”

The Halloween Trail, which features augmented reality pumpkins, witches, skeletons and more, will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

The app also features an augmented reality Dinosaur Safari. Little explorers can use the map to find the dinosaurs in the park and then test their dinosaur knowledge in the quiz.

More augmented reality games will be added to the app in the coming months, including a Tree Fairy trail, and a Mega Mini-Beasts trail.

App users can also explore the magnificent trees of the Bute Park arboretum, take a mindfulness trail around Cardiff Bay, discover the wildlife at Forest Farm, and take a historical walk around Roath Park lake.

The latest addition to the historical trails available on the app is ‘Mr Prossers Garden Trail’ a 70 minute walk around Parc Cefn Onn, which uses family photographs from 1914-1939, donated by the Prosser family to give a unique insight into the park’s history.

The Prosser family acquired the land which is now the park in 1910 with a plan to build a family home there. The house was never built but the family continued to develop the garden, building the pool and the summerhouse which still stand at the heart of the park today.

To download the app search for Love Exploring on the Apple App Store or Google Play.