Family-fun returns to Coleraine as it take part in UK-wide Monster Hero Safari

A unique story-trail adventure is coming to Coleraine this summer to encourage families back to the town centre.

Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Town & Village Management team, the Monster Hero Safari aims to bring back safe family fun after the restrictions and challenges of recent months.

10 Monster Heroes have been spotted around the streets of Coleraine and we need you to find them!  Start your Safari by finding your first character hidden in a shop window. Tap or scan with your smart phone and learn the names, stories and powers of all 10 colourful characters to unlock your free ebook about their adventures.

There is a nominal fee (minimum £2) to take part with all money raised going to NHS Charities Together, but the Town & Village Management team has made it free for the first 1000 participants.

Encouraging families to participate, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding said: “I’m delighted to see that Coleraine is taking part in this UK-wide initiative to draw people back to the town centre.

“The pedestrianised shopping area provides the ideal space for an activity like this, and the outdoor trail is a great way to find out more about the town’s retail offering and mix of independent businesses and well-known names. It’s crucial that we support our local towns and villages as they re-open again and I hope lots of families choose to visit Coleraine and enjoy everything the town has to offer while continuing to be mindful about ongoing health guidelines.”

Coleraine’s Monster Hero Safari will begin on Friday 31st July and run until Friday 4th September.

You can find out more by going to

If you’re taking part we would love to see your pictures so don’t forget to tag @CausewayCouncil and @MonsterheroSaf on Twitter.