A SCULPTURE trail near Ellesmere Port is using technology to bring its characters to life.

QR codes have now been applied to the Matilda the Bee sculptures at Castle Park on Fountains Lane, Frodsham, to tell the story of Matilda and some very naughty wasps.

Award-winning tree carver, Simon O’Rourke was commissioned to create some outstanding wooden sculptures around the park to tell the story. Featuring bees, spiders, honeycomb, lavender and foliage.

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins said: "We all know the benefits of being outdoors and enjoying nature, and now these QR codes add to the fun of the sculpture trail in wonderful Castle Park.

"The story of Matilda the bee is delightful but I won’t spoil the story for you by saying any more… Visit soon and see for yourself."

Visitors can read more about Matilda's adventures by scanning the QR code using the camera on their smartphone.

Tap the link that appears and then the name of the sculpture and a chapter from her story will pop up on the screen.

The trail has a total of six sculptures which are arranged at various points around the park.