Dare you enter Armley Park, Gotts Park and Bramley Fall Park this summer holiday?
Children are being encouraged to walk amongst dinosaurs this summer across some of the city’s green spaces, thanks to the help of the Love Exploring App.
Leeds City Council are launching the app to help change how people enjoy parks across Leeds for years to come. Utilising augmented reality, the app will bring parks and locations across the city alive, populating them with interactive dinosaurs and walking trails.
Designed for all ages, the Love Exploring app is set to engage adults and children with their local parks and green spaces, inspiring them to get outdoors and be active.
The app has been introduced after city wide research showed that that people want to be active, but environmental barriers such as cost, lack of transport or lack of equipment often gets in the way.
Free to download and easily accessible to anyone with a smart phone, the Love Exploring app will allow residents to connect in a unique and engaging way with their local green spaces and kickstart a habit of walking that will help them stay active in the long term.
The Dinosaur Safaris will be available from tomorrow (23 July 2021) at Cross Flatts, Middleton and Gotts Park and a further four parks (including Bramley Fall) as well as the Leeds waterfront, just in time for the summer holidays.
Tom Matthews, the creator of the Love Exploring app, said:
“As a father, I am always on the lookout for good activities that we can enjoy as a family. Parks have so many stories to tell but they aren’t always easy to discover. The Love Exploring app uncovers the stories and then presents them in ways for everyone to enjoy.
“I wanted to ensure that Love Exploring was an app that both children and adults could engage with. Whether you’re a child looking for fun and games such as a treasure hunt or hide and seek, or you’re an adult that simply wants to explore the history of your local park and its nature trails, our app brings the park to life through sounds and games, taking you on a visual and immersive journey – all from the palm of your hand.”
For more information about the Love Exploring app and how you can get involved this summer, please visit this website.
Full list of parks where the Love Exploring app is initially launching is:
- Roundhay Park
- Middleton Park
- Cross Flatts Park
- Bramley Fall Park
- Armley Park and Gotts Park
- Temple Newsam
- Meanwood Park
- Leeds Waterfront