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Coolabi brings live Beast Quest experience to Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace

The independent international media group Coolabi Group has secured a new partnership with Historic Royal Palaces to bring the world of Beast Quest to life in an immersive experience at Hampton Court Palace this October half-term.

The interactive event is a first for the brand to be produced with the Coolabi Group. The best-selling publishing series has released over 120 books to date and has sold more than 20 million copies globally.

From October 20th, families will be able to meet phoenixes, dragons, wizards, griffins and more as the fantasy children’s book series and gaming brand takes over Henry VIII’s famous former home. The experience will pit families against a host of strange and magical beasts that have been unleashed from the Beast Quest universe throughout the Palace.

Fans will embark on a real life Beast Quest through Hampton Court Palace, from the 500 year old Tudor State Apartments, to the elegant interiors of the Baroque palace as they are challenged to make a ‘team’ and complete a variety of tasks.

The event story narrative has been created by the writing talent at Working Partners, a Coolabi Group company, before being developed into a scripted piece on partnership with Historic Royal Palaces and the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

Michael Dee, director of content, Coolabi Group, said: “Beast Quest is a fantastic brand with amazing book sales and app downloads. After launching the console game earlier this year we wanted to produce something new and interactive that would bring families together to experience the Beast Quest magic directly.

“Collaborating with Historic Royal Palaces at such an historic English landmark as Hampton Court has been fantastic. We wanted to bring Beast Quest to life for a long time and the team at the Palace have been working extremely hard to make the experience as magical as possible.”

Alexandra Rowe-Mayer, events and partnerships manager at Historic Royal Palaces, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Beast Quest to bring the stories of Hampton Court Palace to life in a fun and innovative way.

“The beasts that questers wil encounter are all inspired by paintings and sculptures within the palace itself, and we are sure that this unique experience will provide a brilliant family day out this October half term.”

The Beast Quest experience at Hampton Court Palace is suitable for all the family and takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete. The experience runs daily between 20 – 28 October 2018 and is included in palace admission.

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