York Quest

Free family fun with ‘Search for Spring’ AR app.

Search for Spring! The Easter Bunny and his friends have taken up residence in York city centre this Spring. But can you track them all down?

The York BID are launching the ‘York Quest’ AR (augmented reality) mobile app in time for the Easter holidays. The ‘Search for Spring’ trail encourages families into the city to find a series of characters who are hidden around York’s historic streets.

Once you have found a character there is a fun interactive element to enjoy. You can also take a photo and share on social media. The York Quest app is free to use and is available now on Google Play Store or App Store.

This app allows family bubbles to safely experience the city while maintaining social distancing, in a new and interactive way during Springtime.

The York Quest App was first trialled at Christmas with the ‘Santa Search’. The BID has decided to develop the app into a year-round activity with regularly changing seasonal trails to keep the app fresh.

The ‘Search for Spring’ will be available from 26th March - 26th April. Users can choose to receive notifications of future trails as they are launched, including a permanent trail featuring iconic characters from York’s history which is currently being developed.

Carl Alsop, Operations Manager at the BID said, “We hope this app will appeal to both residents and visitors, giving an added element of fun to their visit into the city centre. You might choose to do the whole trail, or just discover a couple of characters as you visit other places in the city. My lad did the Christmas trail and is already excited about searching for rabbits!”

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