Oldham Council has partnered with High Street Safari to create a special trail in the town centre.

The free event will take place from October 21 to November 4, centering on an augmented reality story across the town.

This half-term holiday fun gives participants the opportunity to experience a futuristic route through Oldham.

Anyone with a smartphone can take part in the trail by visiting highstreetsafari.com/Oldham

The objective is to hunt down Halloween masks, such as witches, mummies, ghosts and ghouls.

At each ‘stop’, the masks burst into full characters in the app. Players are encouraged to take plenty of selfies when this happens.

There are also chances to win some ‘spooktacular’ prizes, including Odeon cinema tickets and Summit Up climbing passes.

Cllr Peter Dean, Cabinet member for culture and communities, was keen to make the event as accessible as possible.

He said: “We wanted to put on this free event to give families something exciting to do over the half-term, get the kids out of the house and get the chance to win some prizes.

“Not everyone has spare cash to spend, so the more we can do to help provide some free events, the better in my opinion.

“This is just one of those events as part of our Halloween activities, which will be followed by the annual Big Bang Bonfire.”

The trail does not have to be completed in one trip. At the end, participants will win a free, digital fun pack, as well as an entry into the draw to win lots of prizes.

Families do not have to download or sign up for anything to participate.

To complete the trail all that is required is to scan the unique QR codes in each location.

More information about the trail and the other activities taking place across the Halloween weekend can be found on the Oldham Council website.