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Herding kittens, dinosaurs, and fairies in Belvoir Park

Herding kittens, dinosaurs, and fairies in Belvoir Park

Need an idea to get the kids off the couch and playing outside? Join in to the Magical Park Challenge at Belvoir Park from Saturday, March 4 to Sunday, March 12 as part of national Parks Week.

Magical Park turns a normal urban city park into a digital fantasy land playground. Using a mobile device and the Magical Park app, Belvoir Park will be transformed into an exciting and engaging world for kids aged 6 to 11 years and their families to explore, creating a blended virtual world.

“Wodonga Council wants to see as many kids enjoying the great outdoors as possible – and this interactive game is just one innovative way we are encouraging families to use parks to improve their health and wellbeing,” Wodonga Council Manager of Parks, Peter McLarty, said.

“We have about 100 parks in Wodonga, from small playgrounds in your local neighbourhood through to bigger parks like the lake at Belvoir Park. These arefantastic green and open spaces where people can participate in passive recreation such as reading a book, or something more active like kicking a ball.”

“Many of the playgrounds in our parks are also being renewed to offer a variety of play experiences. And the Magical Challenge game is a smart way to get families with young children out of the house and out exploring our beautiful parks.”

Geo AR Games are the creators of Magical Park (a world’s first in New Zealand). They are leading the charge in using Geospatial Augmented Reality technology to combine the great outdoors with mobile gaming.

Kids get to interact and explore a fantasy world where they have to herd kittens, run away from the bad fairy or come face to face with a giant T-Rex – all in a local park using your smart phone or tablet.

Parks Week is managed by the New Zealand Recreation Association and Parks and Leisure Australia, and runs from Saturday, March 4 to Sunday, March 12.

The app can be downloaded for iOS and Android from teh app store.

Last updated: 01-03-2017

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