This augmented reality (AR) app adds a whole new level of fun to real-world locations.

Magical Park.

Suitable for kids six to eleven years' old, the game has three levels and will take between 30 and 60 minutes to play.

Or choose to enter one of the other virtual worlds that feature aliens, dinosaurs and other mythical creatures.

Using a mobile device and the Magical Park app(external link) children can experience a park through a blended virtual world seen through the app once they enter the boundaries of the magical park.

Which parks can I play Magical Park in?

Magical Park is currently not activated in any Council-managed local parks.

The Magical Park app has previously been activated in Ouruhia Reserve(external link), Styx; Wycola Park, Hoon Hay; and Cypress Gardens Reserve.

What do I need to play?

A compatible device: The app runs on iPhone 5 and iPads 3+ and Android devices with a compass, gyroscope, GPS and Accelerometer sensors.

Internet: Access to mobile data or hotspot. It takes about 50KB data per game.

Geolocation: Make sure your GPS is on and set to high accuracy.

Magical Park is developed by GEO AR Games (external link)and sponsored by Christchurch City Council.