MK Council’s popular free-to-play Love Exploring app which encourages children and young people to get active and explore their local area has reintroduced dinosaurs to Milton Keynes.
Love Exploring uses ‘augmented reality’ graphics that display on smartphones as you walk around. More than 5,000 children and their families have taken to local parks and streets to use the app since its launch in October last year.
Love Exploring - MK Dino Safari
A family narrowly avoids a T-Rex in Jurassic (Campbell) Park
An update for the game, Dinosaur Safari, is now available to download and play. The clever technology brings prehistoric creatures to MK’s woodlands, parks and streets, with more than 20km of specially designed trails over a dozen different locations.
Suitable for all ages, the app is packed with local history and little-known facts, and uses interactive maps, guided tours and quizzes to bring landmarks to life. Simply download the Love Exploring app on your smartphone, select a local park or visitor attraction and scan away using the camera on your device.
The MK version of the free app has been developed by Milton Keynes Council with assistance from The Parks Trust and parish councils. New games are planned to launch throughout this year, each in time for the school holidays.
Cllr Jane Carr, Cabinet Member for Inequalities and Child Poverty, said: “This new game is the latest in our series of fun activities you can find within the Love Exploring app. It’s a really nice way to explore new places in MK or to find out more about the local areas you know and love. It’s free to download and there is so much to discover – just be careful you don’t end up getting too close to the T-Rex!”
The Love Exploring app is now live and available via Google Play and the App Store.