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Northampton Borough Council has recently released an app that lets you explore the Northampton town centre in a completely new way.
To start the app off there are two Christmas themed experiences that you can enjoy with the children. The first is an augmented reality festive trail that leads the children around town to help Santa collect all he needs for the big day. They will need to collect items such as presents, Christmas trees, reindeer, and elves.
Once they have finished the trail they will find themself at Delapre Abbey where they will then be able to meet Father Christmas himself.
If you don’t fancy leaving the warmth of your home then you can bring Santa to you! The app has a feature that enables you to Augment the big man into your own living room. Choose where you would like him to be and he will wish you a Merry Christmas and remind your little one to send their Christmas list off soon!
Along with these festive features, you can also take a walk in the past. Open up the map, find a pin, head to that location, point your camera and discover the people from the past who made our town what it is. They will pop up on your screen, tell you a bit about who they are and what impact they had on the town.
Has anyone used the Explore Northampton App? Would love to hear what you thought or how long the trails took you. Leave a comment below.
If you enjoyed this article, then make sure you check out my other posts such as my Ultimate Guide To A Family Day Out In Northamptonshire, supporting local and other Christmas themed posts.