A HIGH Street story trail will be launched this weekend to coincide with more lockdown measures being eased.

The Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) is providing the safari-themed trail to support the NHS and give families a safe reason to return to the town centre.

Little ones and their parents will be encouraged to search for ten cute and colourful MonsterHeroes.

Using smartphones, the safari allows you to learn each of the MonsterHero’s name, story and superpowers.

Once all ten are found, a free e-book, which tells the story of their first team-up, will be unlocked.

The safari works by using contactless technology and QR codes, without the need for players to download or sign up to anything.

Those taking part just need to tap or scan to play.

BID hopes it will bring some sort of normality back to the High Street.

More than 100 BIDs and councils across the UK are taking part in the MonsterHero Safari project, which has been sponsored by Wild in Art.

It aims to raise more than £100,000 for NHS Charities Together.

Sam Good, BID manager at Our Colchester said “It is great to have an activity like this in Colchester.

“We look forward to the campaign bringing in more footfall into the town, creating an environment for families to enjoy and allows social distancing guidelines to be followed.”

Martin Blackwell, who is co-ordinating the national project, said: “When I heard about the concept it just resonated with me and I knew I had to support it. I loved the idea of heroes.”