Hello Gruffalo

Bring the Gruffalo and his friends to life and meet them in augmented reality!

Please Note

This is a pilot project designed for use in children’s hospitals and is therefore only currently available to patients and their families.

Outside of this pilot, this app allows you to visit Mouse in Augmented Reality – print out the ‘mouse marker’ footprint sign at home and aim your device at the marker to bring the Mouse to life.

About the Hello Gruffalo

Brought to you by Magic Light Pictures, children seek out footprint signposts on an interactive trail of their favourite characters, based on The Gruffalo, the best-selling picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Once children and their grown-ups have spotted the footprint signs, they can use the app to bring the 3D character animations to life and take photos alongside them.

Photos are automatically added to the device’s gallery, from where it can be shared via social media with the hashtag #HelloGruffalo. 

This app mixes technology with the real world, firing children’s imaginations and enabling them to meet their favourite characters from the classic book and film.

The Hello Gruffalo app was developed and animated by Nexus Studios and is available for free with no in-app purchases. 

**NOTE. Please ensure you've backed up the photos taken using the app before deleting it. If you have any queries please contact before doing so.


Hello Gruffalo has been developed for iPhone 6s and later. Previous versions may not be fully supported.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Safety notices added.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

TommyF86 ,

Good, would be better if printable symbols were all five

Played this game with my daughter in the garden and printed of the symbols to find. However it is only the little brown mouse one, so we can’t see any of the other characters. We did it this way as it was more fun to search for the symbols than just doing in from one screen to another.

SwagsisYeet ,


Excellent experience, took the kids out for a walk but my silly son Finn out for a walk and he had a bit of trouble but overall beautiful.

Busbybabe ,

Didn’t work

Very annoying. No instructions. Didn’t work for us.

App Privacy

The developer, Magic Light Pictures Ltd., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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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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