Summer Bytes family fun starts at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park on Wednesday 1 August and continues Tuesdays to Sundays throughout the month. Sponsored by Ensoft, Bytes festivals have become the go-to Milton Keynes event for youngsters wanting creative fun during the school holidays.
From Minecraft to Lego and Raspberry Pis to BBC Micro:bits, there is plenty to unlock imaginations, inspire and entertain.
In workshops, usually starting each day at 10am, STEM ambassadors and our experienced museum volunteers will guide youngsters in developing weird and wonderful devices and applications. Any youngster with a knack for coding or engineering will be in tech heaven programming robots, customising their own devices and re-inventing retro games.
Food features too! Every Saturday morning, a different top MK independent restaurant will present tasters of its latest fare. There will even be some special beers – with familiar cryptic names.
So, don’t despair of what to do the long summer holidays, there is lots of educational creative fun to be had six days a week at The National Museum of Computing. One session will lead to more … and they are all at very low cost - some are free.
The whole museum will be open so that everyone can see vintage working machines from the wartime code-breaking Colossus and Bombe through the monster computers of the 1960s and 1970s to the desktop revolution of the 1980s and right up to the present day.
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