The Gruffalo returns to the deep, dark woods with a state of the art augmented reality app!

Children can interact with all The Gruffalo characters in 3D – waving, stomping, flying, dancing and roaring - as they appear magically beside them.

These wonderful moments can be filmed and photographed to cherish later and share on social media with the hashtag #GruffaloSpotters.

The Gruffalo Spotter 2 Aus has been designed for exclusive use at a number of sites including Illawarra Fly, Wildlife Sydney Zoo, Rippon Lea Estate and the Ginger Factory. The app is free, has no in-app purchases and requires downloading before your visit.

**We recommend you fully charge your device before your visit. To get the longest battery life whilst on the trail you could consider turning Airplane Mode on and Bluetooth off.**

The Gruffalo Spotter 2 Aus has been developed for iOS 11 and later on iPhone (6s and above), iPad Pro and iPad 2017+. Previous versions of these devices will not be fully supported.

Please email if you experience any technical difficulties.

Brought to you was produced Magic Light Pictures. The Gruffalo Spotter 2 Aus app is cutting edge technology developed and animated by the award-winning Nexus Studios.

Based on The Gruffalo, the best-selling picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, families follow clues on an interactive trail and track signs for their favourite characters.

The self-led trail is packed with fun facts about the forest animals with fantastic activities along the way. Once families have spotted the characters, they can use the app to bring the 3D character animations to life, interact with the characters and film and take photographs of the experience.

Videos and photos are automatically added to the device’s gallery.

Taking family forest walks to new heights, the app mixes new technology with the real world, encouraging children to get exploring, firing their imaginations and giving them a forest experience like no other.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

ardearr ,

Does not perform as intended.

Only managed to get one creature to work. Cut out constantly and started animation from beginning, frustrating the kids. Creatures were too big see in full on my device. “Tap through to play” didn’t work. Totally bogus.

Baldy87 ,

Cool app and adventure, few bugs

Very cool, kids loved it, needs a few improvements/updates but great concept

Pinion101 ,

Crashes constantly

The app crashed at the ‘start a trail’ screen several times. I finally got it to the part where you scan a footprint/marker and it crashed after about 3 seconds. Useless.

App Privacy

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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