Gruffalo spotters trails at Grizedale and Whinlatter Forests

14th February 2017Blog
Gruffalo Spotter

Spot characters from the Gruffalo at Grizedale & Whinlatter Forests with brand new augmented reality app.

Getting children to be enthusiastic about going for a walk isn’t always easy but a brand new augmented reality app based on hit children’s book, The Gruffalo is set to take family forest walks to new heights by encouraging children to get exploring.

In the first development of its kind, the Forestry Commission England and Magic Light Pictures’ Gruffalo Spotter app will enable families to follow clues on an interactive trail and track signs of their favourite characters from Julian Donaldson’s book in 26 forests across England. Here in Cumbria, visitors can join the adventure through the deep dark wood at Grizedale Forest from 24 February and Whinlatter Forest from 22 February 2017.

If you are looking for something to entertain the children this half term and beyond, this self-led trail is ideal with fun facts about forest animals with fantastic activities along the way. Once you have spotted the characters, you can use the app to bring the 3D character animation to life and take photos with them. Photos are automatically added to the device’s gallery, from where they can be shared via social media with the hashtag #GruffaloSpotters.

The Gruffalo Spotter app is available for free with no in-app purchases from the App Store, Google Play and Amazon. A Gruffalo Spotters kit is also available to buy on site at Grizedale Forest and Whinlatter Forest which includes animal facts, tips for tracking wildlife, an evidence collection bag, a magnifying glass and a pencil to make a note of your forest finds.

Find out more: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedale

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