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Hello I/O implements four immersive locations in the UK

Company provides innovative ‘phygital’ interactive and educational attractions to existing UK locations

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Hello I/O, a creator of high-tech immersive spaces, has announced that it has opened four new locations across the United Kingdom: Oceanarium at the Romford Children’s Centre, Living Drawings at Hobbledown Adventure Park, Multimedia zone in Gravesend, and Hello Park zones at Drusillas Park.

The company creates projects around the world, including a new network of multimedia children’s parks called Hello Park. This uses the latest technology alongside a flexible, franchising system to adapt its children’s entertainment attractions to any market.

Hello I/O opened its first parks in England in 2019 and has since expanded to more locations. Each of these projects is customised to meet the specific needs of that venue, providing unique attractions that encourage children’s growth and development.

Process automation results in quick installation, setup and opening of interactive zones, while round-the-clock support helps them function without interruption.

Oceanarium at the Romford Children’s Centre

Here, the Hello Core technology has transformed a space of just 8 metres squared into a digital aquarium. Colourful underwater creatures are projected onto three walls, as well as the floor, meaning children can watch fish swimming around them while other ocean inhabitants, like crabs and shrimp, scuttle across the floor.

Visitors can choose which animals to see using the tablets located along the walls. These creatures then react to touch, thanks to five integrated sensors. In addition, the venue holds regular shows to immerse guests in a magical underwater world.

Living Drawings at Hobbledown Adventure Park

The new Living Drawings attraction at this adventure park in Surrey brings young visitors’ imaginations to life. When they colour a drawing in on a tablet, it then appears on the wall or the floor. The animals are native to the jungles of Africa and react to touch. The walls also feature colourful projections to make the animals feel at home, such as a tropical waterfall, resulting in an immersive phygital world.

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Multimedia zone in Gravesend

This new installation in the chapel of Milton Chantry, which is managed by English Heritage, features two interactive zones.

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Visitors can enjoy six colourful themes within Live Pictures, and see moving objects appear on the Interactive Floor, where they can chase them to earn points. This interactive attraction can also be set up to host a virtual football game – one where there is no need to worry about broken windows.

Hello Park zones at Drusillas Park

The new Hello Park zones at Drusillas Park in East Sussex showcase Hello I/O’s core concept of the phygital world. During their visit to this popular zoo, guests can see real camels and servals and can then find out more about other animals that call Africa home in Hello Park.

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This installation features an AR photo zone, where visitors can become part of the zoo’s digital content and then post these unique pictures and videos to their social media. Meanwhile, there is also an Interactive Cubes space, where young guests can find out more about endangered animals and learn to protect nature. In addition to this, Hello Park’s Interactive Slope lets them slide into a giant ball pit.

Hello /IO’s local partner and technical integrator was Interactive 365.

Hello Park is a multimedia digital park for the whole family with over 30 parks in over 7 countries to date.

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Charlotte Coates

Charlotte Coates is blooloop's editor. She is from Brighton, UK and previously worked as a librarian. She has a strong interest in arts, culture and information and graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in English Literature. Charlotte can usually be found either with her head in a book or planning her next travel adventure.

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