Stay festive with The National Museum of Computing

Keep the festive spirit going between Christmas and New Year with a family visit to The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park.

Wednesday, 7th December 2016, 6:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:56 pm

There is something to entertain all the family at Christmas Bytes every afternoon (12 noon to 5pm) between December 27 and 30, 2016. You will probably be greeted on your visit by a talking robot, OhBot!

Enjoy computer games from Christmas Past, Present and even Future with a range of favourite games. Play 1980’s Manic Miner on a Spectrum, Pong and Sonic Hedgehog, then venture into the virtual reality with an Oculus Rift and ROVR and then try Augmented Reality with Octagon Studios and Quiver.

Learn about smart cities like Milton Keynes and the technologies that make it tick from MK:Smart. See some wearable tech and youngsters can make their own techno light-up badge (29 and 30 December only).

Re-invent your smartphone with some fascinating free apps – Rob will show how you can turn your smartphone or pad into a powerful creative computer with some free apps.

Then let 5 to 12 year olds try the latest in Tactile Learning with Osmo’s award-winning game using an iPad.

And for analogue lovers, there’s even an Origami workshop with a sci-fi twist.

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