Brand new smartphone app challenges children to explore Milton Keynes

    A free to play smartphone app has been launched in Milton Keynes to encourage children and young people to get active and explore their local area.

    The brand new app, developed by Milton Keynes Council with assistance from The Parks Trust and local parish councils, showcases 18km of specially designed trails in 13 different locations around the borough. 

    Launching just in time for Halloween, the first trails have a spooky theme and use augmented reality technology to bring dancing skeletons and assorted creepy creatures to parks and streets.

    the Love Exploring app is packed with history and little-known facts, using interactive maps, guided tours and quizzes to bring landmarks to life.

    It is suitable for all ages.

    Cllr Jane Carr, Cabinet Member for Inequalities and Child Poverty, said: “We are lucky to have beautiful parks and historical places throughout MK.  This free app is a fun way to connect local children and their families with some of these great locations.  

    "Aside from break dancing skeletons, the app is packed full of information and helps children to learn about their local area.  Several schools will be developing their own trails over the coming weeks and these will be included on the app.”

    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.

    Find out more here!

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