This Winter, families in Wolverhampton will be able to track down and bring the ‘Christmas Spirit’ to life on their smartphones thanks to Enjoy Wolverhampton BID

Every parent’s mind is going to be on lockdowns this Christmas and how it will affect them and their families. One of these effects will be that the usual Wolverhampton City Centre Christmas shopping will be distinctively different this year.

Enjoy Wolverhampton BID is keenly aware of this and has planned this activity for families to on the run up to Christmas and just beyond before the kids go back to school. It can be done safely, socially distanced and contactless. We’ve teamed up QR code trail experts High Street Safari to create an interactive story-trail that is designed to encourage children to walk, have fun, get engaged and most importantly, take their minds off the pandemic. 

The trail is positioned around Wolverhampton city centre with 10 ‘Christmas Spirit’ characters and takes on average about 45 minutes to complete. It’s completely free for families and groups to take part in and they win a heart-warming Christmas e-book at the end. At around 1.5 miles or 3,500 steps it should keep families fit and active before the Christmas feasts too!

The trail works by utilising contactless QR codes, without the need for families to download or sign up to anything. 10 jolly window characters, all specially created for the trail have been placed around the city centre for families to hunt down. There is no need to actually go inside the venues, but some participating businesses are offering extra incentives to come in while you visit.

The Christmas Spirit Trail revolves around a magical story that includes Albert Claus, the lass famous brother of Father Christmas. His job is to maintain the Spirit of Christmas by spreading joy bubbles on Christmas day, but he's gone missing! By visiting the trail stops and speaking to each of the cheerful ‘Spirits of Christmas’, players will learn what has happened to Albert and, finally, be able to solve the mystery, save him and read the conclusion with the free e-book at the end.

When families in Wolverhampton city centre scan each character’s unique QR code the character will burst to life with an animation on their smartphone and they’ll learn their names, stories and gather clues. Younger children will enjoy spotting the colourful characters in shop windows and older kids, and grown-up ones, will engage by hearing the stories.

Visit all 10 to read the free eBook conclusion. To start your adventure for free click here