Unicorns spotted in Rolleston

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Dinosaurs, unicorns and aliens have been discovered in Rolleston Reserve.

The reserve is the first park in Selwyn to become a ‘Magical Park’ where children are guided by an app that allows them to herd cats, see dinosaurs brought back to life, and witness what an alien invasion would look like.

The app was launched during the recent school holidays but will be available for the rest of the year.

“The app involves children in a number of fun tasks at parks including finding dinosaur eggs, and herding kittens, which provides a great workout,” Selwyn District Council recreation advisor Dave Tippett said.

“The app combines technology and physical activity in a free engaging activity for families to try out during the school holidays. “Magical Park is being trialled at Rolleston Reserve and if it proves popular we will look at introducing it at some other parks across Selwyn.”

Signage has been installed at Rolleston Reserve near the skate area with information on how to participate in Magical Park.

Mr Tippett said the Magical Park app is designed for kids aged from 6 to 11 and it can be downloaded for free from Google Play or the iTunes App Store to compatible devices like mobile phones and tablets.

“The average playing time for kids using the app is 30 to 60 minutes and in this time kids typically cover between 700 metres and 2 kilometres.”