Come along to Aylesbury town centre from Friday 31 July to Saturday 5 September and help raise money for the NHS by taking part in a story-trail, called Monster Hero Safari.

Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership is supporting this ambitious new project, which gives families a fun and safe reason to come back into town and give towns across the UK including Aylesbury and High Wycombe a much-needed boost in footfall. It aims to raise over £100k for NHS Charities Together and you’ll be in with a chance to win one of two £25 gift vouchers.

Monster Hero Safari works by utilising contactless technology and QR codes and is app-free without the need for players to download or sign up. The Safari consists of 10 window posters of monster superheroes with embedded tags.

Monster Hero characters, with names such as Hiccupmonster, Nebulous, Electropod, Jelly-stretchicles will be placed on the windows of ten independent business around the town. The Coffee Corner, The Works, Noodle Nation, The Coffee Tree, PDI insurance Services, The Grill, Rhapsody Hairdressing, Vire, Holy Cow and Albany Carpets are all playing host to a monster graphic in their window, so start looking out for your favourite monster.

It does not matter where you start your safari and you can engage with the experience by tapping or scanning each character and learning their names, stories and powers. As you begin the Safari there is a small fee of £2 which goes directly to NHS Charities Together.

Younger children will enjoy spotting the cute and colourful characters and older kids (and grown-up ones) will engage by learning more about them. After finding all ten Monster Heroes, families will be rewarded with a free e-book about their first adventure. You will also be given an opportunity to go into a prize draw for two £25 gift vouchers one to spend at The Works and the other for a Noodle Nation takeaway.

How it works:
You tap or scan the poster to begin
You donate to NHS Charities Together
You visit and tap or scan the 10 safari characters

All of this is being done with a keen eye on safety, so the safari has been designed so that players can only interact with them in small family groups whilst adhering to social distancing and it is completely contactless.