Sunderland Monster Hunt - How to play and where to find the monsters trail in the city centre with map

Can you catch them all?

Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 2:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th October 2020, 9:36 am

A monster trail has been set up in Sunderland city centre this Halloween, with residents invited to download a free app to chase the critters across the city centre.

Part of Sunderland BID’s seasonal events, the augmented reality trail gives people the chance to follow a map on the app to capture the monsters – and at the same time they will be notified of special offers from businesses across the city.

Along with the seven virtual creatures, city centre visitors will also be able to use the app to find six real monster inflatables around the city – following on from the huge success of last year’s Mackie’s Monster and the tentacles on the Bridges’ car park.

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As well as virtual monsters there will be real inflatables on city buildings

How to play the Monster Hunt

To follow the trail you will need to download the app.

Search 'Sunderland Experience' app in your phone’s app store and go from there.

How does the Sunderland Monster hunt work?

Where the Monsters are hiding in Sunderland City Centre

The map will guide you to find the 13 monsters – six inflatables and seven vitural monsters which can be seen only through the app screen.

Once all 13 monsters have been collected, the app offers the opportunity to access the favourite virtual monster at home – or at any other location.

Where are the Monsters for the Sunderland Monster Hunt?

The installations can be found from cafes in the Bridges to the Winter Gardens, from Sunniside to Crowtree Road.

Once you've caught all the monsters you can make them appear at home

Social distancing on the Sunderland Monster Hunt

Sunderland BID and Sunderland City Council are reminding those following the Monster Hunt to stick to social distancing.

Councillor Graeme Miller, Leader of Sunderland City Council, said: "I would ask anyone planning to follow the Monster trail to make sure that they’re scrupulous about doing so in a safe socially distanced way.

People will be able to plot the virtual monsters on an app

“That means staying two metres apart from anyone outside their own household group or support bubble, wearing a face covering and washing their hands regularly.”

Anyone wanting further information can visit https://www.sunderlandbid.co.uk/lights-out

The Facebook group can be joined at https://www.facebook.com/groups/halloweenvirtualparade

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