Summer Holiday Code Camps powered by Gamewagon

Game wagon Cup Stacking AlgorithmGame Wagon and Junior Game Creators is hosting a summer of super fun and educational Code Camps built around kids learning to build their own video games.

The Game Wagon’s Junior Game Creator workshops are being held across the country.

We’ll be playing and making some really great games, with challenges, team work and activities for everyone. For more information on locations visit juniorgamecreators.co.ukJunior Game Creators is brought to you by the Game wagon team.

What Is Junior Game Creators?

Junior Game Creators is a fun and educational workshop designed to nurture an interest in computer science through a child’s passion for games and video games. Kids love playing video games but we take that enthusiasm and teach them how to create their own.

How much does it cost?

The cost is (£45 per day) and you can bring your own laptops, or request to use one of our own. Game wagon Experience Managers run the whole session and make sure everyone is involved. All you need is a budding game creator with an interest in video games and a packed lunch. You can book a single day or all three days and the structure ensures that the sessions do not repeat.

Who is the workshop aimed at?

If you know a child, aged 8 and above, who’d love to have a go at making their own games, this workshop is ideal. Just do not tell them it is educational! They get to analyse, make and play games of their very own.

What do we cover?

We use practical games to introduce key concepts of computer science and show them how games are developed and why some work, becoming popular, and others do not.

Our courses are accredited with The Children’s University and the Children’s Activity Association for their soft skills as well as developing computational thinking. They are not just about code.

Our game creators are then challenged to create their own games (with guidance) and are given constructive feedback from the group to improve. By the end of the day they will have made games of their very own to show you when they get home.

Those that come for more than a day will move onto making their very own game from scratch, they imagine it, plan it and make it (with our guidance and support).

How do I book?

Follow this link and fill out the form and we will contact you to confirm your place –www.juniorgamecreators.co.uk

Easter Holiday Tech Camps powered by Gamewagon

Gamewagon Workshop - CodingGame Wagon is hosting a series of Easter super fun and educational Tech Camps built around kids learning to build their own video games.

The Game Wagon Junior Game Creator workshops are being held at;

Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st (10am – 3pm)

  • Bromley Central Library (Bromley Central Library – Bromley, Kent, BR1 1EX)
  • The Space (Loughton Central Library Loughton, Essex, IG10 1HD)
  • Harrow College (Brookshill, Harrow Weald Harrow, Middlesex HA3 6RR)
  • Woking Central Library (Gloucester Walk, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6EP)
  • Olton Library (169A Warwick Rd, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AR)
  • Bath Scout Hut (High Street, Weston Village, Bath, Somerset, BA1 4BU)

Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st (10am – 3pm)

  • Bromley Central Library (Bromley Central Library – Bromley, Kent, BR1 1EX)
  • The Space (Loughton Central Library Loughton, Essex, IG10 1HD)
  • Harrow College (Brookshill, Harrow Weald Harrow, Middlesex HA3 6RR)
  • Woking Central Library (Gloucester Walk, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6EP)
  • Olton Library (169A Warwick Rd, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AR)
  • Bath Scout Hut (High Street, Weston Village, Bath, Somerset, BA1 4BU)
We’ll be playing and making some really great games, with challenges, team work and activities for everyone. To book your child’s place at juniorgamecreators.co.uk Junior Game Creators is brought to you by the Game wagon team.

What Is Junior Game Creators?

Junior Game Creators is a fun and educational workshop designed to nurture an interest in computer science through a child’s passion for games and video games. Kids love playing video games but we take that enthusiasm and teach them how to create their own.

How much does it cost?

The cost is (£40 per day) and you can bring your own laptops, or request to use one of our own. Game wagon Experience Managers run the whole session and make sure everyone is involved. All you need is a budding game creator with an interest in video games and a packed lunch. You can book a single day or all three days and the structure ensures that the sessions do not repeat.

Who is the workshop aimed at?

If you know a child, aged 8-11, who’d love to have a go at making their own games, this workshop is ideal. Just do not tell them it is educational! They get to analyse, make and play games of their very own.

What do we cover?

We use practical games to introduce key concepts of computer science and show them how games are developed and why some work, becoming popular, and others do not. Our courses are accredited with The Children’s University for their soft skills as well as developing computational thinking. They are not just about code. Our game creators are then challenged to create their own games (with guidance) and are given constructive feedback from the group to improve. By the end of the day they will have made 2-3 games of their very own to show you when they get home.

Those that come for the whole 3 days will move onto making their very own game from scratch, they imagine it, plan it and make it (with our guidance and support).

How do I book?

Follow this link and fill out the form and we will contact you to confirm your place –www.juniorgamecreators.co.uk

Game wagon Feb Half Term Coding Workshops

Gamewagon Workshop - CodingGame wagon is hosting another series of super fun and educational coding clubs build around kids building their own video games.

The Game wagon Junior Game Creator workshops are being held at;

Monday 15th – Wednesday 18th February (10am to 3pm)
  • Bromley Central Library (Bromley Central Library – High Street Bromley BR1 1EX)
Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th February (10am to 3pm)
  • The Space (Loughton Central Library Loughton, Essex IG10 1HD)
  • Harrow College (Brookshill, Harrow Weald Harrow, Middlesex HA3 6RR)
  • Epsom Scout Hut (Concorde Hall – The Footpath Epsom , Surrey KT19 8SR)
We’ll be playing and making some really great games, with challenges, team work and activities for everyone. To book your child’s place at juniorgamecreators.co.uk Junior Game Creators is brought to you by the Game wagon team.

What Is Junior Game Creators?

Junior Game Creators is a fun and educational workshop designed to nurture an interest in computer science through a child’s passion for games and video games. Kids love playing video games but we take that enthusiasm and teach them how to create their own.

How much does it cost?

The cost is (£40 per day plus a small booking fee) and all the laptops, technical equipment and talented Game wagon Experience Managers are all provided. All you need is a budding game creator with an interest in video games and a packed lunch. You can book a single day or all three days and the structure ensures that the sessions do not repeat.

Who is the workshop aimed at?

If you know a child, aged 8-11, who’d love to have a go at making their own games, this workshop is ideal. Just do not tell them it is educational! They get to analyse, make and play games of their very own.

What do we cover?

We use practical games to introduce key concepts of computer science and show them how games are developed and why some work, becoming popular, and others do not. Our courses are accredited with The Children’s University for their soft skills as well as developing computational thinking. They are not just about code. Our game creators are then challenged to create their own games (with guidance) and are given constructive feedback from the group to improve. By the end of the day they will have made 2-3 games of their very own to show you when they get home.
Those that come for the whole 3 days will move onto making their very own game from scratch, they imagine it, plan it and make it (with our guidance and support).

How do I book?

Follow this link and fill out the form and we will contact you to confirm your place –www.juniorgamecreators.co.uk

Gamewagon’s Summer of Minecraft

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Mind Craft Summer Holiday Minecraft Workshops by Gamewagon

As part of Gamewagon’s Month of Minecraft this August, we’ll be hosting extra-special workshops for gamers aged 7-11. We call it MindCraft.

Creativity, Crafting and Co-operation

Every MindCraft session is led and supervised by the same Game Experience Managers that run our parties to the highest standard.

Each session is crammed with fun, stimulating activities both in-game and out, we’ll be getting Minecrafters thinking, creating and imagining, whilst playing the most popular game on the planet!

Activities and Timing

The programme of activities will encourage teamwork, creativity, ingenuity and cooperation in a format that is familiar to players of Minecraft in all its forms (PlayStation, XBOX, PC, mobile, iPad).

Each event takes place over two hours with a mix of team work, creativity and challenges. All our Mind Crafters can look forward to building challenges, free play sections, competitions and Minecraft goodies to make and take home.

How much does it cost?

The two hour session costs £20 per head in our Gamewagon with our talented Game Experience Manager to run the whole event so you can relax and enjoy the weather.

Where are the workshops taking place?

We come to you in our custom built (weatherpoof!) Gamewagons that allow up to 12 players to all play together. All we need is somewhere to park and a power socket to plug into.

How to Book

Simply fill in our booking form and we will contact you to sort out all the details. Then simply gather some friends (8-12) and then you pay on the day.

Book Now

If you’d like to find out more, give Julie or Niki a call on 0845 319 4263.

Mobile code club that comes to you

Gamewagon’s month of Code continues!

We know not every video game fanatic can make it to our national workshops with The Big Picture Summer Schools  this Summer so to coincide with the fixed location summer schools, we’ve developed a way to bring the fun to you.

Mobile Junior Game Creator workshops delivered to you by Gamewagon

Mobile Code Club is a 4 hour session of cooperative and creative fun, delivered in our custom-built Gamewagon vehicles, straight to your door.

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Junior Game Creators at work in the mobile classroom or Game wagon.

 

We’ve crammed each session with unique game activities, designed with all ability levels in mind. And to help young gamers get the most from their interest in video games.  Workshops are led by our expert Game Experience Managers.

Best of all, Junior Game Creators is great value for money. Throughout August, we’ll bring a 4 hour workshop to you for just £40 per child, any time of the week. All we need is 6-8 keen game enthusiasts and somewhere to park and plugin.

To book your Mobile Mind Craft Workshop, call Julie on 08453 194 263.

For more information on our Junior Game Creator workshops then please visit: www.juniorgamecreators.co.uk.

Gamewagon Launches Fun Fundraising for Schools

Gamewagon Raise Funds for Schools

Gamewagon has helped many schools raise much-needed funds over the past couple of years. We have worked with the heads of schools or PTAs to raise funds by attending events or providing a Gamewagon Party as a star prize for raffles, prize draws or auctions.

Click to Register for Fundraising Support

We have found this prize formula to be a win-win for schools and ourselves. We hope that we can work with more schools to help raise money whilst at the same time help mums and dads and their children discover what we do and how we do it.

“Bedonwell Infants and Nursery school raised a grand total of £1,104 at our Summer fair last year. Just over £300 of that came from the raffle where the first prize was the amazing ‘Game Wagon’ prize.”  – Teresa Herd, FBINS Chair, Bedonwell Infants and Nursery School

“Firstly, thank you for donating a voucher. The Gamewagon party is always a very popular prize that everyone wants to win! so for the last couple of years we have auctioned it off, highest bid gets the voucher. Our last big event was our (new school) open day, were we made £200.00 from the game wagon auction.” Jackie & Jayne, Joint PTA Chair, Glebe Primary School

Click to Register for Fundraising Support

Mind Craft Summer Holiday Minecraft Workshops by Gamewagon

Summer Holiday Minecraft Workshops

As part of Gamewagon’s Month of Minecraft this August, we’ll be hosting some extra-special workshops for gamers aged 7-11. We call it Mind Craft.

Creativity, Crafting and Co-operation

Every Mind Craft session is led and supervised by the same Game Experience Managers that run our parties to the highest standard.

Each session is crammed with fun, stimulating activities both in-game and out, we’ll be getting Minecrafters thinking, creating and imagining, whilst playing the most popular game on the planet!

Activities and Timing

The programme of activities will encourage teamwork, creativity, ingenuity and cooperation in a format that is familiar to players of Minecraft in all its forms (PlayStation, XBOX, PC, mobile, iPad).

Each event takes place over five hours (with one hour for lunch and free play). All our Mind Crafters can look forward to building challenges, paper-craft model making, free play sections, competitions and Minecraft goodies to make and take home.

Where are the workshops taking place?

We are working with our favourite Family Friendly Cafe – That Place on the Corner, 1-3 Green Lanes, London, N16 9BS. Gamewagon has exclusive use of the Cafe for these workshops held on the weekends throughout August.

How to Book

Tickets can be purchased from our page on Eventbrite https://mindcraft.eventbrite.co.uk

If you’d like to find out more, give Jack a call on 0845 319 4263 or e-mail on jack.manuel@gamewagon.co.uk.

Gamewagon’s Family Friendly Minecraft Server

Gamewagon’s Family Friendly Minecraft Server launched at the start of the summer holidays. It allows your children are able to play on their favourite game in a safe and secure multiplayer World. We run weekly sessions with our Game Experience Managers taking the lead in a time focused way setting challenges, helping educate and running competitions.

Family Friendly Minecraft Server

Gamewagon’s Family Friendly Minecraft Server

At Gamewagon we truly believe that gaming is better together. We have proven this with our video game parties that bring everyone together for sociable, fun and interactive experiences that are really difficult to replicate at home.

Minecraft is a phenomenon that you will have done well to avoid. It is like a massive Lego set with interactivity, physics, engineering, exploration, communication, creativity and good old fun to boot.

 

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Many kids will have played on iPads, iPhones and some others on Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles (it has also just been launched  on the Next Gen consoles – PS4 and XboxOne). The Apple iOS versions are quick fixes and focus on individual game play. On the Xbox and PS3 friends can be invited to play together, if they are in your friends list.

However, on the MAC and PC versions Minecraft opens up huge worlds with hundreds even thousands of people playing in massive worlds. Some of these worlds are open worlds where anyone can join. Others servers have a level of protection and features that make them family friendly, allegedly!

As a parent this opens up a number of concerns; Is there bad language? Is the behaviour appropriate? Are these people who they say they are? How safe are my children online? Can I trust the companies hosting these worlds?

We are often asked for our opinion and for that reason we have decided to create our very own Family Friendly Minecraft Server managed and moderated by our Game Experience Managers.

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There are other family-friendly servers. Gamewagon has a high touch validation process to focus on safety of all our players in our community.

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Every customer wishing to use the Gamewagon Minecraft server must submit a request to join, as well as agreeing to follow the world’s rules. Every request is checked by a real person, Mojang account names validated and credit card details confirmed against registration details before being added to our list of validated users (known as a Whitelist).

CHAT MONITORING: One of the most popular reasons joining Gamewagon’s family friendly Minecraft world is to protect your kids from bad language, usually found on open servers. We maintain a strict chat censor that monitors every word, and turns an offending user offline. Our Game Experience Managers are trained on how to promote positive online behaviour and act as guides in Gamewagon’s online Minecraft world.

HIGH TOUCH PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT: In any cases of misbehaviour or not understanding the World’s rules, our GEMs work directly with you (Parent or Carer) in the communication process. This ensures that any undesirable actions are not continued and it is clear what they may have done wrong, why it’s an issue, and how they can continue to play in our world. Persistent offenders will be taken offline and will understand why.

APPROPRIATE TIME LIMITS: Balance in video gaming is important, too much time spent on any one thing can become a problem. We realise this and have implemented appropriate timings to help you manage your child’s access. The Gamewagon servers will be active during specific events that we advertise on a regular basis.

Anyone that has had a Gamewagon Party can request free access after their party. Their friends can join for a small  fee of £1 per annum and then they can attend our published events. We feel this is the best way to deliver a focused and fun event with the correct level of moderation and support.

Peace of Mind: As a parent or carer you can be reassured that your kids are playing in a secure, safe and protected environment, moderated by the same Game Experience managers that run our fantastic birthday parties.

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We look forward to seeing you and your family online. Gaming is fun but Gamewagon makes gaming better by bring people together.

World Cup Video Game Pop Up

Gamewagon World Cup PartyThis Summer, we’ve teamed up with kids’ cafe, That Place On The Corner, to host Family Fun Fridays. Come along and you and your family can compete head to head for the duration of the 2014 Brazil World Cup in a virtual version of the beautiful game’s biggest competition.

Bring the whole family for a kick about on PlayStation and XBOX versions of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

As well as the early matches live, and a licensed bar for the adults, there’ll be prizes every week and the chance to win the ultimate and most coveted prize, a Gamewagon Party at That Place On The Corner.

That’s not all, we’ve pulled in the most amazing pop-up kitchen… 2 Fingers will be on-site serving the best fish finger sandwiches known to man, and whether you’re an old schooler reaching for the nostalgia of youth on white bread with ketchup, or a modern foodie with homemade tartare sauce and artisanal bread, 2 Fingers have got the fish finger sandwich for you (and the kids!)

It’s the Summer, it’s the World Cup, we’ve got ice cream, we’ve got beer, we’ve got lots of fun for all the family, great food and fabulous prizes!

Don’t just watch the football this World Cup, come and play it at That Place On The Corner, from 1600 – 2100 every Friday from the 13th June to the 14th.

Gamewagon and That Place on the Corner

1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green, London, N16 9ND
Free entrance to the competition with a cafe purchase.

Family Friendly Video Game Cafe Pop-up – Clapham Common

Pop Up Video Game Cafe Clapham

Many thanks to every one that came down over the Easter school holiday to come and play, chill out and have some fun. We will look at doing another family friendly pop up over the summer holidays. For those that missed it you can see what we did below and make sure you catch us next time.

Looking for something to do to entertain the kids this Easter? Gamewagon have set up a Video Game Cafe for family friendly fun on the latest consoles and games.

So, gather a few friends together and kick back, chat and sample some of our fine tea and coffee whilst we entertain the kids. We also have some video game themed cup cakes that are to die for.

To keep up to date on the latest news about our Easter Pop Up follow this link to our Facebook Page.

We have the latest consoles (PS4, Xbox One and WiiU) so you can try before you buy. We will also be holding some week long competitions for a chance to win a free Gamewagon Birthday party!

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Nintendo WiiU

Breaking News!!! – Skylanders Swap Force are coming to the Pop Up

Activision’s Skyklanders have been a long time favourite of friends of Gamewagon and we will be showcasing the Next Gen console versions of the Swap Force characters.

Come see the Swap Force Characters at Clapham Video Game Cafe Pop Up

Warner Bros. have also provided the latest release of their family friendly lego video games – The Hobbit for you to try out. It has only just been released and is a great chance to play with friends.

The Hobbit Video Game Party Heaven

Video Game Cafe Pop Up – Opening Times

The Pop Up will be open at 11am – 4pm from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th April.

Location: The Kings Head Pop-up, 100 Clapham Park Road, Clapham, SW4 7BZ.

There is no need to book and no entry fee, simply pop along and chill out with the Gamewagon team in the lovely surroundings of the Kings Head Pop-up which is only a 3 minute walk from Clapham Common Tube.

To keep up to date on the latest news about our Easter Pop Up follow this link to our Facebook Page.