At the Imagination Lab, we are run holiday skills camps for children aged 7-12 years. At every event, 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 our holiday camps, which are sponsored. The camps explore robotics, coding and creativity using LEGO, Nintendo LABO, KANO kits, BBC micro:bit and more fun technology. All the camps are drop-off events, so parents and carers do not need to stay with children during the camp, but you can attend a show and tell at the end. Find out what camps are 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.

Currently Easter Holiday Skills camps open for sponsored places and are listed below.

Lab Liftoff: Bricks and Code

Register for 9 April, 10am – 4pm
Register for 17 April, 10am – 4pm

Children will experiment with robotics using LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Kits. They will design and build LEGO robots and make them move by learning the basics of coding. The robots will be designed to take on challenges the children want to solve – anything from tackling air pollution to picking up rubbish.

Lab Liftoff: Game and Code

Register for 11 April, 10am – 4pm
Register for 16 April, 10am – 4pm

This hands-on skills camp let’s children not just play games, but make the rules! Children will be given a range of tools to remix games and master coding in a playful and creative way. Activities include using Nintendo LABO to design musical instruments and KANO sensor kits to make interactive toys.

Lab Liftoff: Robot Zoo

Register for 10 April, 10am – 4pm
Register for 18 April, 10am – 4pm

At this camp, children can design an interactive robot animal to add to the Robot Zoo. Using BBC micro:bit, a tiny programmable computer, children will design and make their robots using motors, lights and sensors and arts and craft materials. BBC micro:bit is used in schools, so this is a great way to improve skills for school and learn how to take BBC micro:bit to the next level.