What is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail?
The trail is an experience where players visit 7 characters that have come to life from Buckingham Palace and are visiting your location on a day out.
As you spot each of the 7 characters around your location, you can scan unique QR codes to engage with the story and answer questions to choose how it progresses. You’ll also get to learn about a different decade in Her Majesty’s 70 year reign from each character.
Finally, you’ll also be able to engage with the characters as they come to life in AR. Once you’ve collected all 7 stamps you’ll be rewarded with the conclusion to the adventure and be able to take selfies with digital prize badges ‘pinned’ to yourself.
Welcome to the Queen’s Jubilee Storytrail!
This trail is an interactive experience, as you visit the storypoints in order, you’ll collect digital stamps, learn more of the story and be able to take selfies with some AR characters.
Queen Elizabeth II
Once upon a time, Queen Elizabeth II was just a little girl, praying to have a brother because that would mean she wouldn’t have to be Queen! It didn’t take long for her to get used to the idea though and when she was 21 years-old, in a radio broadcast (before mobile phones or even colour television!), she said: “I declare before you that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of the great imperial commonwealth to which we all belong.”
It turns out that her life has been very long indeed and she has stuck to her word, serving the commonwealth for seventy years!
At each stop, we’ll give you a few facts from each decade of her reign, from the 1950’s, right up to today.
A Royal Day Out: The Story So Far...
On this particular morning, Sir Barnaby Beacon was getting ready to have one of the most important days of his life. They were lighting his beacon in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! He couldn’t have been more excited, but there was still lots to do to get ready for the celebration. Sir Barnaby was quite busy getting himself ready, when his friend, Cherry Chandelier came in and asked him for help setting up the party. He told her that he was rather too busy getting himself ready and wouldn’t be able to help at all! Cherry looked quite upset and left without another word.
A little while later, Sir Barnaby was looking for Cherry to find out where to go for the party, but much to his surprise everyone had already left! What a disaster! He’d been so busy that he forgot to ask where the party was. He was about to run out after them when he spotted a note pinned to door. It read, ‘I’m getting ready for the Jubilee, but you won’t be able to celebrate without me! I’ll be waiting for you at the beacon’s end, you’ll find me by speaking to a friend. Cherry.’
He was very confused by this! There was nothing else he could do except walk into town and look for ‘a friend’.
Why don’t you come along and join Sir Barnaby on his stroll.