25 April 2023

Free, Family Coronation Trail

To celebrate the coronation, families in Wolverhampton will be able to have a great day out with this free, augmented reality story trail.

As part of Enjoy Wolverhampton’s celebration for King Charles III’s coronation, they’ve teamed up with digital experience company High Street Safari to run a free family trail in Bell Square area. In this innovative experience, the animal kingdom is having a coronation of its own and who else would be crowned king but Sir Lawrence the Lion. Families get to meet 10 of the King’s best friends on the trail and see what they each suggest he wear for the coronation – spoiler alert, they’re not all very sensible! As players scan QR codes at each stop they get to do mini challenges, see the suggested item and try it on themselves in the ‘selfie studio’. When players have met them all they get to see the fully prepared King in augmented reality and download a free e-book of the story’s conclusion.

The idea behind the event is to encourage families to come into the city centre, especially the Victoria, Worcester, Skinner and Salop Street areas with a free, exciting event that gets kids out and exercising without even realising it. Shopping parents will love being able to get the kids on board, and families looking for a relaxing day out can encourage kids to have a screen-time break and get rewarded at the end.

he King’s Wardrobe trail is located at ten stops. They are positioned so that families can rediscover parts of the city centre affected by recent public realm upgrade works. The trail only takes about twenty-five minutes to complete but can be completed in more than one visit. It’s completely free for families and groups to take part in.

The unique technology used on the trail means that families don’t need to download an app or sign up to anything, even better it works on any smart device. While it has been designed so that there is no need to go inside the venues, some participating businesses are offering discounts and vouchers to come in while you visit.

The trail runs from Monday 1st May 2023 to 4th June 2023