Children invited to explore Northampton's parks through digital Easter egg hunt

The Easter experience will see children venturing out to Abington Park, Delapré Abbey and Bradlaugh Fields to complete the egg hunt trails

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 7:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 7:40 am

Children are invited to 'discover Easter' in Northampton through interactive digital egg hunt trails through the augmented reality app, 'Explore Northampton'.

The Easter experience launches on April 1 and it will see children venturing out to Abington Park, Delapré Abbey and Bradlaugh Fields to find Easter eggs with letters hidden inside.

Children will need to collect all of the letters to discover a special Easter message.

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Children can embark on a digital easter egg hunt through the 'Explore Northampton' app.

Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, Cllr Anna King, said: "This Easter, families can enjoy the town in a playful, creative and innovative way using augmented reality experiences on offer through the Explore Northampton app.

"The Easter experience is a great way to keep children well entertained outdoors with each trail taking less than one hour to complete. Let’s all discover Northampton’s parks like never before.”

Stickers have been placed in the different trail locations to help little ones discover Northampton's historical faces of the past.

Everyone completing at least one of the trails will receive a digital certificate that they can print out and colour in. Users even have the opportunity to win some scrumptious chocolate if they share a picture of their certificate on Facebook tagging the @LoveNorthampton page.

Northampton Borough Council launched the app last year to allow history enthusiasts to step back in time and discover the people who made Northampton the town it is today. Users can discover Northampton's history, culture and famous faces through the 'Walk in the Past' experience.

The 'Explore Northampton' app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play.