Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a Free Family Story Trail around Hemel Hempstead

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As part of local plans to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Dacorum Borough Council and Hemel Hempstead Business Improvement District have teamed up with High Street Safari to run a free story-trail in Hemel Hempstead. The trail, which is running until Sunday 12 June, offers an innovative experience for all the family.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail has seven stops in and around Hemel Hempstead town centre to visit, positioned so that families can discover hidden parts of the town. Each one has a unique QR code, which, when scanned with your smartphone, will reveal a story about a decade in the Queen’s historic 70-year reign.

Players will be able to discover characters along the route – and see them burst to life in augmented reality, with the opportunity to take selfies and record videos with them. 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 see Hemel Hempstead.

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

The idea behind the event is to encourage families to come into Hemel town centre for a safe, socially distanced and fun activity. Shopping 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 have a screen-time break, do some walking and get rewarded at the end. Not only is the trail an innovative and fun day out for players, but participants can also choose to donate to Help for Heroes to support our veterans and their families.

The trail runs until 12 June 2022. Visit the trail website to view the trail map and find out more: highstreetsafari.com/locations/jubilee-hemel-hempstead

Download the LoyalFree app to find details of offers at local businesses, including shops and restaurants around the trail: www.loyalfree.co.uk