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Love Exploring

Have you ever visited places in the district and wished there was more to do with the family? Or maybe you love exploring on your own and on the lookout to find out more about the place you are visiting?

Love exploring puts the power of discovery in your hands by bringing a range of discovery games and tours that are fun to do and free to use.

The app uses augmented reality (so not all mobiles are compatible, check out the Love Explore website to find out more) to bring dinosaurs to life in your local park or a fairy trail in your woodland!

Take a sneak peek at what it's about on this YouTube video.

Who is it for?

Love exploring is for families and explorers to use and is currently available in Eckington and Clay Cross.

How to take part

You can download the app from the Apple Store or Google Store, search for Love Exploring.

Where is it available?

You will be able to use the Love Exploring app in the following locations:

  • Sharley Park, Market Street, Clay Cross, S45 9LX
  • Kenning Park, Holmgate Road, Clay Cross, S45 9PH
  • Locations in Eckington start at the war memorial, outside St Peter and Paul’s Church, Mill Road, Eckington, S21 4EP. The trails loop back, but one has the option of finishing at The Bridge Inn/Ford Wheel Dam Car Park, Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, S12 3XY.

All the above locations will have a dinosaur safari and spacewalk for youngsters to enjoy, with more fun activities planned for the summer, including a mini beast adventure, fairy trail and relaxation trail.

Butterfly and Moth trail

Launching on 31 August '22, why don't you flutter by to Sharley Park to see these beautiful creatures?!

Mini-Beast Trail

Launched on 2 August '22 - you can make a 'bee line' for Kenning Park in this all new Mega Mini-Beast Trail!

Tree Fairies Trail

We think we've spotted some fairies in Sharley Park and Kenning Park, why don't you come and see? This latest theme on the Love Exploring app will have families searching around looking for fairies!

Halloween Dance Trail

If you love searching for scary skeletons, mixing with mummies or zoning in on zombies, our Halloween Dance Trail is perfect for you! Come along to one of our locations during the half-term holiday where you and the kids can have fun playing our augmented reality game from Love Exploring. These creepy characters love to come out during Halloween but don't worry they're not scary, they prefer dancing!

Space Walk Trail

Get ready to zoom into outer space with the augmented reality Space Walk in parks around North East Derbyshire! This trail guides you through the solar system with an astronaut talking you through the wonders in front of your very eyes!