Do you love exploring? If so, a free to play smartphone app has been launched in Milton Keynes to encourage children and young people to get active and explore their local area.

Love Exploring uses ‘augmented reality’ graphics that display on smartphones as you walk around. More than 5,000 children and their families have taken to local parks and streets to use the app, exploring the Halloween and Winter Fairy Trails, since its launch in October last year.

The MK version of the free app has been developed by Love Exploring. Games include:

  • Dinosaur Safari
  • Space Walk
  • Tree Fairies
  • Mega Mini-Beasts
  • Butterflies and Moths

Suitable for all ages, the app is packed with local history and little-known facts, and uses interactive maps, guided tours and quizzes to bring landmarks to life. Simply download the Love Exploring app on your smartphone, select a local park or visitor attraction and scan away using the camera on your device.

Simply download the Love Exploring app on your smartphone, select a local park or visitor attraction and scan away using the camera on your device.

Available on App Store Available on Google Store

Guided trail routes

As well as the games, there are guided trails around Milton Keynes that tell you about the things you see.

Discover the sculptures of Campbell Park or visit Bradwell Abbey and the Bancroft Roman Villa and lots of other places around Milton Keynes on this growing collection of guided trails.

Need help to use the app?

  • Go to your mobile phone app provider e.g. the App Store or Google Play. 
  • Search for ‘Love Exploring’ and download the app to your smartphone.
  • Open the app and select Milton Keynes; it will show the available games and trails.
  • Identify the location of the game or trail that you wish to complete.
  • Visit the park and open the app, selecting the game or trail for that location.

The Love Exploring app uses Augmented Reality and so unfortunately it won’t work on all/older mobile phones. Check out your App Store for details by searching for the Love Exploring app on Google's Play store or the Apple App Store and then check out the compatibility guide.