What’s on 4 Junior Award Nomination for Gamewagon

Junior Game Creators and game wagon nominated for award.

The nominees for the prestigious 2017 What’s On 4 Kids Awards have just been announced – and Game wagon has been nominated for the 3rd year running by our amazing customers!

This exciting awards programme, which is now in its eleventh year and celebrates the best activities, classes, people and places throughout the country as nominated and voted for by the experts – parents, carers and the kids that experience them.

Gamewagon is a nominee in the best children’s independent kids party business category and will now go through to the national voting stage! Junior Game Creators has also been nominated which is a a super double whammy for business owner John Lilley.

Gamewagon has become the UK’s premier provider of video game parties using their fleet of 11 custom build video game party wagons. They also provide amazing code clubs teaching kids with an interest in video games valuable coding skills.

John Lilley from Gamewagon, said: “This is sensational and  testimony to the continual improvements we have made and in retaining a great team that listens and delivers for our customers. The game wagon and junior game creator team is the best in the business and continue to delight parents and their children every day. This nomination is for their dedication passion and expertise.”

Bev O’Sullivan  from What’s On 4 UK add: “We are so excited to once again be at the very crucial voting stage of the 11th annual ‘What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2017’ in the UK. These awards mean so much because they are voted on by real customers who want to show their respect for professional companies.”

Gamewagon’s Game Maker Summer Holiday Competition

Kids Summer Game Design Competition by Gamewagon

Junior Game Creators Video Game Design Canvas designed by Gamewagon

More than just code.

There is so much more to designing the games kids play than just code.  Some games end up as one play flops, whilst others deliver endless fun, challenges, and entertainment.
Like learning any language you learn by doing. Working on projects and using the language in situations that are important to you. Learning to code is no different but you have to start with a plan / design.
Kids love video games and when balanced with other activities provide great opportunity for problem solving, strategy, incremental process improvement, communication and team work. Learning to make their own games gives them the desire to learn to code on real projects that matter to them. We call it learning through play or guided discovery.

Gamewagon’s Summer Game Design Competition.

This summer we are encouraging your kids to have fun and take part in our game design competition. Every week will will award the best game design with a 12 Month Subscription to our online game design code club. Plus, for the game chosen for it’s creativity each week, we will actually record a video that will teach your kids how to make the game they designed in Scratch!

How to enter

1. Download our video game design canvas. Link Video Game Design Canvas and print out some copies.
2. Get some pens, pencils or crayons and fill out the canvas. Be creative, draw pictures, explain how it works, tell the story of your game.
3. Take a photo and email it to john.lilley@gamewagon.co.uk
4. Every Friday through the holidays a winner will be announced on our Facebook page and the following Friday the video released on our YouTube page.

Five chances to win

There are 5 chances to win during the summer as long as you submit your entries before midday on the following Fridays during the summer; 29th July, 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, and 26th August.
You can enter one entry per week and everyone will be able to build the games that are chosen themselves so they can have fun building and playing the games over the holidays.

Junior Game Creator Summer Camps (Surrey, Middlesex, Essex and Kent)

If you enjoy this activity then do not forget to check out our super fun game design workshops being help across London. For more info click here.

Gamewagon Video Game Awards

Gamewagon Fleet covering London, Home Counties, Bristol, Bath and Birmingham

The 2015 Gamewagon Family Video Game Awards celebrate the very best family friendly video games.

Gamewagon has become a trusted advisor to over 30,000 families across London and the South East over the past three years for all things video game related. From amazing kids parties to inspirational code clubs, Gamewagon’s team of talented entertainers understand and support a nation of family gamers. The Game wagon Annual Awards reward, celebrate and recognise those games that are providing the very best in family friendly gaming.

Game wagon video game awards 2015

By recognising these games you will be reminding the video game industry of the huge demand for age appropriate and family friendly games.

Nominate Your Favourite Video Games Here

Game wagon Family Video Game Award Categories

This year, there are 12 Awards categories in the Game wagon family video game awards representing the full range of video games created for kids, and parents across the UK.

  • Best Platform Game
  • Best Sports Game
  • Best Adventure Game
  • Best Driving Game
  • Best Multiplayer Game – Sponsored by Gamewagon
  • Best iOS Game (includes iPhone & iPad)
  • Best Android Game (includes phone & tablet)
  • Best Educational Game – Sponsored by Junior Game Creators
  • Best XBOX Game (includes XBOX One)
  • Best Playstation Game (Includes PS4)
  • Best Wii Game (Includes WiiU)
  • Best Handheld Game (Includes DS, 3DS and PSP / Vita)

If you are a video game publisher you may want to read our Questions & Answers page. If you are a parent then please click the button below to nominate your favourite family friendly video games.

Nominate Your Favourite Video Games Here

Our Gamewagon Family Video Game Award Sponsors

Junior Game Creators

Junior Game CreatorsJunior Game Creators is a family of fun, educational clubs and workshops designed to kickstart kids interest in computer science through video games.


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