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Cardiff’s New Virtual and Augmented Reality Experiences Launches


This article has been submitted by FOR Cardiff

All you need to know about FOR Cardiff’s new virtual and augmented reality experiences.

Today (1 December), The Capital VR Experience, FOR Cardiff, FOR Christmas and Cardiff Present Hunt go live. Here is everything you need to know about the exciting new Christmas experiences that will amplify your festive spirit:

What is The Capital VR Experience, FOR Cardiff, FOR Christmas?

The Virtual Reality (VR) game is a brand new and exciting experience for Christmas shoppers, families and technology buffs to enjoy. The VR technology, is a first for the city centre and will transport the player to one of three festive scenes, without even leaving Cardiff.

How does it work?

It’s magic! Well kind of, visitors put on VR goggles to immerse themselves in another reality; helping Santa whip his reindeer into shape ready for Christmas Eve in Santa’s Reindeer Training, starting a snowball fight in Naughty Sid’s Snowball Chaos or catching the Festive Train to Snowdon to enjoy breath-taking views from the peak.

Where is it and how much?

The Capital VR Experience, FOR Cardiff, FOR Christmas is open from 1-24 December, in a unit next to Vision Express in St David’s Dewi Sant shopping centre. You can book in advance via  or buy tickets at the experience itself. Tickets for each experience are £3.

Is it suitable for children?

The three experiences are suitable for children of all ages, however young children under six years old may struggle to put on the VR goggles. Children under 12 must be supervised by adults when taking part in the experience.

What is the Cardiff Present Hunt?

FOR Cardiff has also launched a new interactive game that uses Augmented Reality (AR) technology to allow hunters to help Santa find 12 of his lost presents from across Cardiff, storing them in an app on their smart phone. Gamers will have to search high and low across the city centre to find 12 icons, scanning them using their camera, with a chance to win some amazing prizes.

How do I win the prizes?

By downloading the app and finding 6 of the lost presents, players will be offered the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win one of 21 prizes and a grand prize of £1000, a luxury hotel stay and meal for two. Once players have found and collected all 12 presents, they will be automatically entered to win the extra-special grand prize. The winner for this will be announced by Capital FM as the game finishes on Friday 22nd December, just in time to transform their Christmas.

How do I get the app?

The app is available for free, for both Apple and Android smart phones. You can download Cardiff Present Hunt from the app store now.

For more information on Cardiff Present Hunt or The Capital VR Experience FOR Cardiff, FOR Christmas, visit: