February Half-Term Bytes Festival


Bletchley Park
Sherwood Drive
Milton Keynes
17th February 2017
12pm - 5pm
Every Day

February Half-Term Bytes Festival

At The National Museum of Computing

16-19 February 2017

12-5pm each day


Get Creative and Get Digital with lots of half-term fun every afternoon from Thursday 16 February to Sunday 19 February at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park.

Families can try tasters of bits and bytes and STEM activities to amuse, entertain and educate – all in the setting of seven decades of working computers in the world’s first purpose-built computer centre.

  • Pi-top – Day of Champions! Pi-top’s Champion trainers will be running free workshops and activities with the modular DIY laptop that unlocks your creativity
  • Sound Bytes – make music and realise the potential of Arduinos - from making painted keyboards to musical carpet.
  • BBC:Microbit – Learn and discover the possibilities with this new piece of tech.
  • Enjoy our Augmented Reality museum trail using GAMAR to bring the museum to life
  • Bring your tablet or smart phone to discover art and music apps.
  • Discover tactical learning with your iPad with OSMO’s new interactive learning experience
  • See OhBot, the moving, talking robot head and have a go at programming one


Thursday 16 February at 6pm:

Bill Thompson – will talk about BBC Make It Digital: Challenges and Successes

In his talk about Make It Digital, Bill Thompson will look at Weather Watchers, Doctor Who Game Maker, Make it Digital Trainees, and the BBC micro:bit, and discuss the challenges, success and next steps. Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/tnmoc


Milton Keynes family tickets are half-price – they allow a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children (16 years or younger) entry to the museum for only £10 (normal price £20). Just bring proof of residence within a MK postcode.

See www.tnmoc.org for details.

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