Jubilee Beacon Trail launched in seven Hyndburn Parks

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This Spring, families in Hyndburn will be able to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and have a great day out with this augmented reality story-trail.

As part of local plans to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, from 30 April until 12 June, Hyndburn Borough Council has teamed up with High Street Safari to run a free story-trail throughout Hyndburn.

This innovative experience let’s family choose what happens in the story and is completely contactless, with anyone with a smartphone being able to take part for free. Players will not only discover cute characters along the route, but they also get to see them burst to life in augmented reality and take selfies and record videos with them!

The idea behind the event is to encourage families to explore Hyndburn with a safe, socially distanced, and ambitious event, whilst also learning about the Queen’s historic seventy-year reign.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail is located at seven stops around Hyndburn to visit, positioned so that families can discover hidden parts of the local parks and green spaces.

Families will be guided on their trip by Sir Barnaby Beacon as he visits seven memorable and magical friends, like Charlie Crown or Theadora Throne, who have come to life from Buckingham Palace and gone on a trip to Hyndburn.


The signs with QR codes featured to take part are located at:

  • Lowerfold Park, Great Harwood
  • Cutwood Park, Rishton
  • Rhyddings Park, Oswaldtwistle
  • Gatty Park, Church
  • Oak Hill Park, Accrington
  • Haworth Park, Baxenden
  • Mercer Park, Clayton-le-Moors



The trail can be completed in more than one visit. It’s completely free for families and groups to take part in and they win a free, digital fun pack at the end.

The trail works without the need for families to download or sign up to anything. Not only is the trail an innovative and fun day out for players, but they can also choose to donate to Help for Heroes to support our veterans and their families. Melanie Waters, chief executive of the charity said:

“We’re thrilled to be the charity partner for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons Trail and really looking forward to taking part in this innovative, community-based activity, as part of our plans to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee this year.”

The trail runs until the 12 June. To find out more about the trail, visit https://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/platinumjubilee/