At the Imagination Lab, we run a range of events of families with children aged 5-12 years. At many events, we offer sponsored places for families who receive government tax credits, allowances and benefits. Find out more about how to register for sponsored places at our events here.

Sponsored places at the Imagination Lab

If you’re a household that receives support, you can book free places at some of our events, which are sponsored. The events range from drop-off camps exploring robotics, coding and creativity using LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 kits, BBC micro:bit, Scratch 3 and more fun technology to family experience like our summer Mega Maker Lab. Find out what’s open for booking on this page and follow the links to register for your place. To register for sponsored places, you must receive any of the the following tax credits, allowances and benefits:

  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Free school meals
  • Universal Credit
  • Be registering for a child or children in care

If you don’t receive any of the above support, but feel you may be eligible, please email us, as we may have a programme suitable for you and your family. If you’re not eligible for a sponsored place and just want to see what’s on, you can see all our events on our what’s on page and book tickets.

Do Your Bit: Hackathon

Book: Saturday 14 September 

We are hosting a Do Your Bit: Hackathon as part of the global micro:bit challenge which launches in September, led by Micro:bit Educational Foundation and supported by British Council. Children will be challenged to find a creative solution to real-world issues using micro:bit, a tiny programmable computer. They’ll explore creative invention through micro-computing, which can be used to create everything from robots to musical instruments. They’ll design, build and programme their own projects. Once children at the event have got to grips with coding their micro:bit, they’ll start the creative process of prototyping their ideas in a specially designed space and using materials like motors, servos, lights and sensors as well as arts and crafts and their creativity.

The workshop is designed for all abilities and allows children with previous experience of micro:bit to work on more complicated projects. Although this is a global competition, the main aim of the game is to have fun whilst learning. At the end of the event, they’ll have the choice to enter their ideas into the Do Your: Bit global competition.