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Discover the NEW Gruffalo Spotter App features at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

  • Wednesday 26th August 2020

Calling all Gruffalo Spotters! LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 3rd, the NEW Gruffalo Spotters 2 App will now enable you and your family to create new memories with the added features. With The Gruffalo Spotters 2 App, you can now record videos, interact with the characters and take a selfie with The Gruffalo and Mouse.

Using the very latest Augmented Reality technology, the free app brings to life the characters from the much-loved Gruffalo.

Families can learn about the characters from the best-selling picture book, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and interact with the 3D characters from the film on the self-led trails, which are also packed with fantastic facts about forest animals, and fun activities. Through cutting-edge face and body recognition technology, the characters now look at the children directly, encouraging them to play along. Parents can save images and videos on their devices and share them using the #GruffaloSpotters hashtag.

Mixing animated characters with the real-world environment, the app encourages children to get exploring, firing their imaginations and enabling them to have an all-new forest experience.

Booking online is essential to guarantee entry:


Skip and stroll through the zoo like Mouse, wriggle around and hiss like Snake or sneak about on your tiptoes like Fox!

Immerse yourself in our Australian outback and find your favourite characters from the book using the free interactive App.

Follow the trail to see who Mouse meets along the way as you follow in his footsteps and stroll through the zoo. Use the fun and interactive App to bring the characters to life and capture your precious memories!


The Gruffalo Spotter 2 app is available for free with no in-app purchases from the App Store and Google Play and requires downloading before visiting.


Tips to make the most of your journey! 

  • Download 'The Gruffalo Spotters 2' App before you visit
  • If you already have 'The Gruffalo Spotters App' on your phone, please remove it from your library and download the new free App to enable the new features (available from 1st September).
  • It may takes a few seconds for the animations to come up, so make sure you give it a bit of time!

Don't Forget!

How to get your photos from the App

Before you embark on The Gruffalo Spotter’s trail, please ensure you understand how your photos are captured and have allowed the App access to your storage.


Remember to book to guarantee entry.