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A CBBC Games Half Term

This February half term, discover the world of videogames with CBBC. Try brand new games, have a go at coding and play along with the experts!

You can join in a new coding gameshow in Wonderlab, play your favourite CBBC and CBeebies games, peek behind the scenes of CBBC’s game design process—and so much more. Explore the full programme below.


Science Showdown: Game On!

Visitors watching a family show at the National Science and Media Museum

When: 11.00, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30
Where: Wonderlab Studio, Level 3

In this live science show, different experiments battle it out to be crowned your winner. Join our Explainers for explosions, surprising science and amazing activities!

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Game Design Workshop

Family coding activity at the National Science and Media Museum

When: 17–18 February at 11.00, 12.30, 14.00
Where: Makespace, Level 4

Put your coding skills to the test in this 1-hour workshop. Create a basic game using Scratch programming, then use your imagination to really make it your own.

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Drop-in activities

Children taking part in a family activity at the National Science and Media Museum

When: 10.00–16.00

PLAY ZONE

Where: Gallery 1, Level 1

Play your favourite CBBC and CBeebies games—plus some brand new additions—from the likes of Danger Mouse, The Worst Witch and The Next Step. The CBBC Own It team will be on hand with tips and tricks that’ll help you boss your online life!

CBBC GAMES DISPLAY

Where: Gallery 1, Level 1

See CBeebies’ Playtime Island’ set in real life—it’s your last chance before the brand new online version launches! Plus, explore graphics and videos showing behind-the-scenes insights into game design at CBBC and CBeebies.

NO CODE NEEDED

Where: Gallery 1, Level 1

Ever wanted to be a game designer? Here’s your chance... Pick a game from a list of exciting options, design and draw it, then see it come to life online.

Please note: This activity will not be available on 17 or 18 February.

A-MAZE-ING CODE

Where: Makespace, Level 4

Use LEGO to make a maze, use your coding skills to move around it, then challenge friends and family to test it! Will your maze be added to our ‘hall of fame’ display?

FAMILY TRAIL

Where: Across the museum

Follow the trail around the museum and find more gaming magic in our collection.


Hidden Treasures Tour

Family visitors taking part in an activity at the National Science and Media Museum

When: 17–21 February at 13.00 and 13.30
Where: Meet in the museum foyer

Take a free tour of our collection and discover fascinating objects from the history of TV and film.

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