We visit the new interactive adventure world in central Bristol

The fantasy adventure is packed with stripes, side-quests, and interactive games

Broadmead's Sparks venue in the former M&S building is home to a new monochrome pop-up interactive adventure.

OTTOPIA is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm until April 21 and blurs the lines of reality and imagination with its stripey black and white world.

Visitors are greeted by the dynamic Lutra Lutra duo who can give guests a helping hand throughout the games and quests with immersive clues.

Guests also receive a Lutra Lutra's Guide to OTTOPIA which also has games and quests before stepping into the monochrome realm.

We started off tackling the Pup Quest which is filled with different riddles and immersed us into the world of OTTOPIA as we interacted with the installations starting with the OTT or Not.

The Lutra Lutra subtly guided us to some of the spots when we got stuck on riddles without spoiling the game and eventually, we earned ourselves our first sticker and Lutra Lutra stone.

After playing around with the other games in OTTOPIA (the RUBOX is quite challenging) we went on a spOTTER QUEST around Sparks in search of the lost OTTOPIAn animals.

This quest gave me the opportunity to take in all of the small details of Sparks (and realise how much I was overlooking things as I walked past the hedgehog multiple times).

Each animal also has a fact sheet next to it and upon finding their collective nouns, you can earn yourself another sticker. If you get stuck, the Lutra Lutra (and sometimes even shopkeepers) can give you clues.

It is also worth completing the "quiz" at the back at the same time to earn yourself a Platopia Pass and learn about the lore of Platopia and how it relates to OTTOPIA.

Overall, it was a very fun experience and OTTOPIA guarantees a couple of hours packed with fun and riddles.

The experience is also wheelchair-friendly.

Please note, that due to high-contrast black-and-white stripes and moving images, the OTTOPIA experience may not be suitable for individuals with photosensitive epilepsy.

Tickets cost £8.15 (with booking fees) for ages 13 and over, £5.50 for ages 5 to 12 and free for those under 5, and can be booked here or at the entrance to OTTOPIA (no booking fees, which means tickets cost £7.50, £5 and free respectively).

Here are 20 photos from our adventure:

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