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Love Exploring

Love Exploring is an augmented reality app available on smart phone and tablet.

The app allows you to play games with virtual characters and explore mapped trails at locations across Stockton-on-Tees, including:

  • John Whitehead Park
  • Wynyard Woodland Park
  • Wellington Square
  • Victoria Park
  • Ropner Park
  • Littleboy Park
  • Norton High Street
  • Preston Park Museum and Grounds
  • Yarm High Street

From dinosaurs to dancing monsters, a calendar of themes is available to enjoy throughout the year.

To check which themes are available, download the Love Exploring app for free from the Apple store or Google Play store. Once downloaded, go to one of the participating locations, open the app and love exploring.

Guided trails

A series of trails can be accessed on the app which are designed to help explorers to rediscover the local area. Trails include:

Preston Park's Mindfulness Trail:

Preston Park Museum and Grounds, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3RH. Explore mindfulness in nature with poetic prompts and guidance as you follow the trail. This is best experienced through headphones.

Ropner Park's Heritage Trail:

Ropner Park, Hartburn Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 4EF. This trail highlights the original features found in Ropner Park and shows how they have changed over the years. Along the way, you will see and learn about the history of the Ropner Park owl, open-air theatre, park, bandstand, and many other features.

Stockton High Street's Heritage Trail:

Stockton High Street, TS18 1BW. This trail allows you to explore the widest high street in the UK. On the app, you will see historic photographs of buildings that stand before you on the high street, accompanied by facts that appear onscreen.

Littleboy Park's Nature Trail:

Littleboy Park, Acklam Rd, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 7EH. The trail starts at the main car park then continues past the play area, football pitch, tennis courts and finishes at the bowls club.

Billingham Beck Valley Country Park's Nature Trail:

Billingham Beck Valley Country Park, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, TS23 1PB. This trail allows you to explore the Ecology Park Pond, becks, and woodland.

Wynyard Woodland Park's Nature Trails - The Grindon Loop:

Wynyard Woodland Park, Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG. This trail takes you through woodland and farmland on tracks. On route, you will come across the visitor's centre, bridges, and wildlife ponds.


Keep up to date

Keep up to date with the latest Love Exploring updates by following Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council on social media.

Regular updates will be posted to the Council's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

For more information visit the Love Exploring website.


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