A Free Family Trail in Oxford

The sights of Oxford might stay the same, but the people that inhabit them are always changing.

Take a walk around Oxford and learn about Oxford’s flourishing community – past, present, and future, as they tell their own stories.

Families can also enjoy the story of Ollie and Olive the oxen, as they go on a mission to learn more about Oxford’s communities. As they meet new faces around the city, you will:

🧩 Complete mini-challenges at each stop before…

📲 they’ll reveal themselves in augmented reality…

🔟 you can visit as many as you like in any order…

🤳 taking selfies and videos with each of them…

📖 and download a free digital fun-pack.

How Does it Work?

The trail works by utilising contactless QR codes, without the need for players to download or sign up to anything. The trail consists of 10 story-points with embedded QR codes.

How to Play:

1. Find your location above.

2. Read the introduction and see your local map.

3. Visit as many stops as you like, in any order,  by scanning their QR codes and open the AR characters (test your device below).

4. Take selfies and videos at each stop with the AR characters and download a free digital fun-pack.

Test the Augmented Reality on your Device

Before setting off on the trail we advise you to try out the AR functionality of your phone. Please use Chrome on Android or Chrome/Safari on iPhone.

Most modern smartphones do have this capability now but there are some that still don’t support it. From a smartphone only, click on this link or scan the below QR code to try it out now.

If you get redirected back to this page then it’s likely you will need to use an alternative device or browser to view this.

A full list of supported smartphones can be found here.

How to Scan QR Codes

Most modern phones now automatically scan QR codes simply by opening your camera app and pointing at them. If your phone doesn’t have this capability you can download an app that reads QR codes instead. Try these for Android or Apple.

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