Fancy a free fun day out with the kids? Well, let us share a secret with you - there are dinosaurs on The Bishops Meadows!!! Thanks to the Love Exploring app you can hunt for them, see them moving through the magic of AR on your mobile device, join in with the quiz, and even get your photo taken with them!
Head over to The Bishops Meadows and Castle Green in Hereford to take part in the fun. There is loads of beautiful open space for the kids to run around, picnic, ride their bikes, play ball games and let off some steam, with some great play equipment too. We usually only make it as far as the equipped play areas near St Martin's car park , but thanks to the Love Exploring app the children were keen to bypass the swings and head off to hunt dinosaurs!
The app is free, and you can use it to follow several trails around Hereford, learning about its history, and finding points of interest. There is also the game! Open this to find a map showing where the AR dinosaurs are hiding! There are 9 dinosaurs in all to find, across The Bishops Meadows and the Castle Green. As you walk closer to them, you can spot them through the screen of your mobile device (tap the red revolving circle on the display) and watch them move on the screen. You can even stand next to them for some awesome photos! Once you find each dinosaur, answer the question to test your dino- knowledge.
We found the app encouraged the little ones to walk further than the swings and play area - crossing the Victoria footbridge and exploring the Castle Green. We recommend a short walk through to the Cathedral for a well earned snack and a drink - you may be pleasantly surprised to find The Cathedral have their own activities for kids too! More on that in our next review!
You can see more about the app, game and trails, and find a link to download it, on the Hereford City Council website here.
Mum. Nan. And editor of Raring2go! Hereford & Worcester.