Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a free family story-trail in Lincoln

This Spring, families in Lincoln will be able to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and have a great day out with this augmented reality story-trail.

As part of local plans to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, from April 30th until June 12th, Lincoln BIG has teamed up with High Street Safari to run a free story-trail in Lincoln. This innovative experience let’s family choose what happens in the story and is completely contactless, with anyone with a smartphone being able to take part for free.

The idea behind the event is to encourage families to come into the city. Players will not only discover cute characters along the route, but they also get to see them burst to life in augmented reality and take selfies and record videos with them! Parents will love being able to get the kids on board with this amazing experience and families looking for a relaxing day out can encourage kids to do some walking and get rewarded at the end.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail is located at seven stops around the city centre to visit, positioned so that families can discover well known and hidden parts of Lincoln. Families will be guided on their trip by Sir Barnaby Beacon as he visits seven memorable and magical friends, like Charlie Crown or Theadora Throne, who have come to life from Buckingham Palace and gone on a trip to Lincoln.

The trail takes about forty-five minutes to complete but can be completed in more than one visit. It’s completely free for families and groups to take part in and they win a free, digital fun pack at the end.

Local schools have been sent colouring sheets to enter a competition to have their works displayed on the trail, with £20 gift voucher being awarded to ten lucky national winners, as well as their winning entry printed as a specially designed commemorative poster. 

The trail works without the need for families to download or sign up to anything. With safety in mind, it has been designed so that there is no need to go inside the venues, but some participating businesses may be offering discounts and vouchers to come in while you visit. 

Not only is the trail an innovative and fun day out for players, but they can also choose to donate to Help for Heroes to support veterans and their families. Melanie Waters, chief executive of the charity said:

“We’re thrilled to be the charity partner for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons Trail and really looking forward to taking part in this innovative, community-based activity, as part of our plans to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee this year.”

Lee Roberts, Operations Manager for Lincoln BIG said “Following the successes of similar trails we have run in partnership with High Street Safari we are looking forward to launching the Platinum Jubilee trail for families to enjoy while they are in Lincoln. The augmented reality elements of the trail will add something new and will bring the characters alive while taking part across the city”.

The trail runs from April 30th to June 12th. To find out more about the trail, visit the website: www.jubileebeacontrail.com